Thank you for downloading the Free edition of JW Player 6, the world's most popular HTML5/Flash video player! JW Player Free features:
See About JW Player for an overview of supported browsers/devices, as well as a more detailed feature list. See Migrating from JW5 to JW6 if you want to learn what changed with this latest release.
Copy the jwplayer folder that contains this README to the www root of your website. Next, include the jwplayer.js script in the <head> of your HTML page. If you have a JW Player Key, add it in a second line right below the first one:
This key will automatically track video analytics to your JW Player account. If you don't have an account yet, check your inbox for your download confirmation e-mail or click here to sign up and get your key.
Now scroll down to the <body> of your HTML page and insert the JW Player embed code at the place you want your video to appear:
See the online quickstart guide for a more elaborate description and a few example embeds.
If you need help, the LongTail Support Community contains a wealth of information, including guides on:
Visit our Support Forums for setup problems, bug reports or suggestions for new features or enhancements. The forums are very active and frequently visited by members of the JW Player development team.
Follow the LongTail Video Blog for news on the JW Player and online video in general. We frequently publish posts on topics such as HTML5, video SEO, H.264, VAST advertising, etc. You can also follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to stay connected.
Under the terms of our Non-Commercial License, you can use, modify and redistribute the player for non-commercial purposes only. Commercial sites must purchase a license for the Pro, Premium or Ads editions. Examples of commercial use include websites with any advertisements, websites owned or operated by businesses, websites designed to promote products or services, and tools (e.g. a CMS) that bundle JW Player in their offering.
In addition to commercial use, the paid editions contain several new features:
See the JW Player Pricing page for pricing and licensing info.
Note JW Player incorporates the AS3 Core library from Mike Chambers (BSD License), the FZIP library from NoChump (Zlib license) and the Block TEA library from Movable Type (CC-BY license).