What's the purpose of any video player that doesn't work? Versions are not the problem. Basic compatibility for at least 98% of the most common platforms is. Remember the RED X problems in early www browsers? Were are not getting any better now.
Covering 97% or 98% of all popular platforms is needed to show video on a web site. What effort is required to get from 60% to 75%? to 98%? 99%? 99.5%?
Yes, there may be diminishing returns. What can be done?
Don't want YouTube or Vimeo... Trying WISTIA now... Seems very good.
Would prefer to self-host embedded videos here on DreamHost though.
JW Player -- for Flash and HTML5 v5.4?
JW Player .. With $20M, JW Player wants video publishers to look past YouTube .. September 17, 2014 .. Video startup JW Player has raised a fresh $20 million round of funding to grow beyond its status as one of the most used non-YouTube video players...
Founded in 2008, the New York-based startup has raised a total of $25.6 million in funding to date. The new round was led by by Greycroft Growth and Greenspring Associates, with participation from Cueball Capital and e.ventures.
JW Player Raises $20M To Help Video Publishers Look Beyond YouTube
Posted Sep 17, 2014 ...
Why JW Player?
“When they put [a video] in YouTube, it’s YouTube’s audience and YouTube’s advertisers,” Mahl said. “It’s simple, but it has an encumbered return. … It’s not about abandoning YouTube, it’s about maximizing your relationship with consumers.”