[Drupal] How to install and configure a HTML5 video player for your Drupal site using Video.js

By | 09th Apr 2014 | 1 min read

HTML5 video is a new standard that allows you to add videos to your site without the need for plugins. Any additional software is not required in the user's browser for playing HTML5 standard video play. Drupal comes up with a contributed module that is video.js module. Video.js is a HTML5-based video player with a built-in Flash fallback for older browsers.Read on to know how to install and configure a HTML5 video player for your Drupal site using Video.js

Video.js is a very simple module to use and enable and only requires CCK and Filefield module to work. Make sure that these module is been enabled. It doesn't contain Video.js library itself, but integrates it with the File modules after you've installed it.

Simple steps to install HTML5 Video Player for Drupal.

  • Download latest version of video.js module (HTML5 Video Player) from the drupal.org.
  • Video.js module is a support module for Video.js library. You need to Download the Video.js library from video.js.
  • Extract the downloaded library to "sites/all/libraries/video-js" and make sure that "sites/all/libraries/video-js/video.js" exists.
  • In your Drupal site, enable the Video.js module.

Thats all you have successfully installed the HTML5 Video Player for Drupal With VideoJS. If you need to know how to configure the HTML5 Video Player on drupal nodes, please look into the article "Configure/Intergate HTML5 Video Player for Drupal With VideoJS"