[module] MediaElement

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The MediaElement module brings the MediaElement.js html5 player plugin to Drupal. MediaElement is a jQuery based JavaScript plugin that enables the video and audio tags using h.264 to work under browsers that do not support the tag or the codec and provides a consistent interface across all browsers.

Why use MediaElement

The two big reasons to use the MediaElement library are browser support and consisten theming. The MediaElement library enables browser support for the audio and video tags to the following browsers (and their method for supporting the tag/h.264):

- iPhone, iPad: native HTML5
- Android: native HTML5
- Safari: native HTML5
- Chrome: Silverlight/Flash
- Internet Explorer 9: native HTML5
- Internet Explorer 6,7,8: Silverlight/Flash
- Firefox: Silverlight/Flash
- Opera: Silverlight/Flash

The second reason is the consistent display of the player. Each of the major browsers has their own display for the video and audio element. MediaElement provides a consisten[t] player that can be themed consistently across all browsers.

If you just want to play a video on Drupal7 across many devices (including iPad and iPhone) safely by either specifying a link to an existing video or by file upload to the public filesystem (so far), this is the easiest way. For an example please visit (on nearly any device): Video: Demonstration of NetBeans IDE prompting on an OOE IMenuItem encapsulation of a Drupal menu item in object-oriented PHP {MediaElement}.

As far as I can tell, there is currently no easy way to include existing MediaElement video nodes using text filters into a desired position in another page. Currently Node Embed fails: ISSUE: TEST: Node Embed fails with MediaElement and MediaFront
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