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    gabriel
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    Abstract
    WpStream uses a derivative of the Video.js HTML5 player. Its capabilities are limited by product features and lifecycle. We are often unable to respond to player related feature requests that are complex or uncommon. Therefore offering our clients the possibility to use any HLS (.m3u8) capable player for live stream playback.

    Features/use cases/opportunities:
    – Custom skinning
    – 360/VR
    – Ad support
    – Chromecast and AirPlay support
    – Advanced analytics
    – Closed caption support
    – Video watermark
    – Quality level selector

    Supported players (not exhaustive):
    – Bradmax
    – Bzplayer
    – Clappr
    – DPlayer
    – Flowplayer
    – Hls.js
    – JWPlayer
    – Kaltura
    – Media Element
    – Plyr
    – Radiant
    – Shaka Player
    – Theoplayer
    – Video.js

    Restrictions/shortcomings/notes
    – Feature requires individual whitelisting
    – Only available for live streaming at this time
    – Playback is still restricted to your WordPress website domain
    – The feature is still experimental and may not work under unexpected circumstances
    – We can only offer limited support related to the feature at this time
    – Setup requires full understanding of the respective 3rd party player
    – Setup requires basic understanding of HLS and HTML5 video playback

    To apply for the feature, please provide the following information in an email to prerelease at wpstream.net
    – Your WpStream account username and password
    – Your website
    – Your use case for requiring a 3rd party player – brief

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