This is the second part of the evaluation on VideoJS 3 that we will potentially upgrade to in the video player for Vialogues. See my previous post on the background information on the video player technology used in Vialogues.
My plan has two steps. Firstly I will implement a minimal setup for both VideoJS 2.0.2 (the version used in the current Vialogues player) and 3.1.0 (the latest VideoJS release), and compare their performance and cross-platform compatibility for HTML5 video playback (Flash video is not supported in v.2 so we cannot compare). Secondly I will implement a minimal setup for VideoJS 3.0 and Flowplayer 3.2.6, and compare their performance and cross-platform compatibility for Flash video playback. The results from the first step will tell us if it is worth considering upgrading to VideoJS 3, while the second step will tell us if we want to replace Flowplayer with the integrated Flash component in VideoJS 3.