Video sharing site Vimeo, a division of IAC, said today it will release a universal player that allows people to watch embedded videos on mobile devices such as the iPhone or iPad using HTML5.
"With the latest generation of browsers and devices, we’ve had huge demand for an embeddable player that works with HTML5 and on devices like iPad and iPhone," said Andrew Pile, Vice President of Product and Development for Vimeo.
The embeddable player works by the detecting the capabilities of the browser and will offer a player version (Flash, HTML5, or native) with the corresponding video definition (HD, SD, mobile).
"The new embeddable code is highly scalable and allows us to continue to add support as new browsers and devices are released, for example serving HTML5 to IE9 and our Flash mobile player to Android phones running Flash 10.1," said Pile.
Vimeo has also added a watch later feature into all versions of its players that allows users to mark a video for later viewing. People can access their watch later videos by going to the watch later album on Vimeo, the Vimeo channel on their Roku box or the Vimeo mobile site.