HTML5 Audio & Video for jQuery

a project by happyworm

The jQuery HTML5 Audio / Video Library

jPlayer is the completely free and open source (MIT) media library written in JavaScript. A jQuery plugin, (and now a Zepto plugin,) jPlayer allows you to rapidly weave cross platform audio and video into your web pages. jPlayer's comprehensive API allows you to create innovative media solutions while support and encouragement is provided by jPlayer's active and growing community.

current release 2.9.2

now includes Zepto.js support

fork it on Github

Choose jPlayer

  • easy to get started, deploy in minutes
  • totally customizable and skinnable using HTML and CSS
  • lightweight - only 14KB minified and Gzipped
  • free and open source, no licensing restrictions
  • active and growing community providing support
  • free plugins available for popular platforms
  • extensive platform support - multi-codec, cross-browser and cross-platform
  • comprehensive documentation and getting started guide
  • consistent API and interface in all browsers, HTML5 or Adobe® Flash™
  • extensible architecture
Fiddle with the code
<script type="text/javascript">
   ready: function () {
    $(this).jPlayer("setMedia", {
     m4a: "/media/mysound.mp4",
     oga: "/media/mysound.ogg"
   swfPath: "/js",
   supplied: "m4a, oga"
<div id="jquery_jplayer_1"></div>
<div id="jp_container_1">
 <a href="#" class="jp-play">Play</a>
 <a href="#" class="jp-pause">Pause</a>

Platforms and Browsers

  • Windows: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera
  • Windows (legacy): IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11
  • OSX: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera
  • iOS: Mobile Safari: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Android: Android 2.3 Browser
  • Blackberry: OS 7 Phone Browser, PlayBook Browser
full browser support on Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9 beta full IOS and Android support

Media Support

  • HTML5: mp3, mp4 (AAC/H.264), ogg (Vorbis/Theora), webm (Vorbis/VP8), wav
  • Flash: mp3, mp4 (AAC/H.264), rtmp, flv

For cross-browser support, a format must be supplied that works in both HTML5 and Flash.
Optional additional formats may be supplied to increase cross-browser HTML5 support.