10 Best HTML5 Audio Players

HTML5 is a language for creating and presenting content for the web. It is a revolutionary language that has totally changed how things were done before. It boasts some really awesome feature and one of the new HTML5 specification allows native audio streaming. So today we have a list of 10 Best HTML5 Audio Players. Check them out and pick the ones you like the best!

Chameleon HTML5 Audio Player With/Without Playlist

PREV_Html5AudioPlayer
You can use this product as a fully featured html5 audio player (check Playlist version examples) or just to add background music to your website (check Minimal version examples). You can customize this html5 audio player by changing the color for: player background, volume slider, timer, buffer, seekbar, song title, playlist background, playlist font and playlist item line separator.

Speakker

Speakker

Speakker is one of the best media player in this list. Setting it up is really handy and it comes in two variations. It boasts really good customization options such as flexible dimensions, unlimited colors, etc. It is cross-browser compatible and even has a Flash fallback for older browsers. It also has two different button sets for light and dark themes.

audio.js

audio-js

audio.js is a really popular drop-in javascript library which lets you use HTML5′s <audio> tag anywhere. It utilizes native <audio> where present and an invisible flash player to emulate <audio> for other browsers. It offers a coherent html player User Interface to all browsers which can be styled using standard css.

SoundManager 2

SoundManager 2

SoundManager 2 utilizes HTML5 and Flash. It offers reliable cross-platform audio under a single lightweight — only 10 kb — JavaScript API.

If you are curious to see what you can do with Sound Manager 2, then simply go to http://wheelsofsteel.net/ for a great demo.

MooTools HTML5 Audio Player

MooTools HTML5 Audio Player

MooTools HTML5 Audio Player is purely made with HTML5 and the Mootools JavaScript framework. This player works amazingly with all recent browsers.

jplayer

jplayer

This one is a really simple and handy jQuery plugin. It is an awesome tool which can play videos as well.

Universal HTML5 Audio Player

Universal HTML5 Audio Player

Universal HTML5 Audio Player is the only paid player in this list, but don’t worry, it is not very expensive and costs $5 only! This player works nicely and is quite feature rich. It has the ability of protecting your audio from being hijacked by utilizing a beep overlay, which proves to be an awesome solution for commercial uses.

Media Element

Media Element

This audio and video player has been written completely in HTML5 and CSS. Older browsers are supported by Custom Flash and Silverlight players that are similar to the HTML5 MediaElement API. Plugins for famous platforms like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla etc are also available.

Scott Andrew’s HTML5 audio player

Scott Andrew’s HTML5 audio player

Scott Andrew’s HTML5 audio player is really lightweight, but it works amazingly. It is a great audio player to use, especially when you are not very fond of playlists or any fancy effects.

HTML5 Audio Player Bookmarklet

HTML5 Audio Player Bookmarklet
HTML5 Audio Player Bookmarklet places an audio player to play linked audio files on a page. You can use it on any page that has links to downloadable audio files. It is a really nice tool for streaming audio instead of downloading it.


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4 Comments

  1. David Levin says:

    Anyone have a preference between jPlayer vs Soundmanager2? I’m curious if people have experience with both and which they prefer for integrating into projects.

  2. Rafael says:

    Thank you!

  3. yes its a very cool Audio Player
    i like the color and the form

  4. rudraksha says:

    I currently used the jplayer. It is nice.