A few years ago, there was a new video player around, called SublimeVideo. It was a breeze to integrate, reliable, free to use and worked out of the box. Sadly, times change. Out of the blue, SublimeVideo has been bought by Dailymotion, all services have been discontinued on September 12th 2015.
We decided to create afterglow. Easy to integrate, free to use and this time, under our control. Or yours. Self-host it and be happy and independent.
Looking for more examples? You'll find some in the documentation.
afterglow will convert HTML5 video elements into fully functional video players.
afterglow will work on all major browsers and devices. IE is supported down to IE9.
The player interface is fully responsive and will fit into your design perfectly.
afterglow can be launched in a lightbox with very little effort. Here's an example.
afterglow can play Youtube videos, just by providing its ID. Vimeo support is coming.
afterglow provides a super easy way to serve your videos in SD and HD.
afterglow can replace existing SublimeVideo players in a drop-in manner.
The development of afterglow is mostly done in our free time, but there are some costs for servers, domains, software, coffee and so on.
If you want to support the project, you can do so. Thank you very much!
afterglow is open source and will always be free to use.
This release fixes a minor bug where clicking the pause button would cause scrolling users to jump back to the paused video some time after having paused the video.
All releases before v1.0 will be called 'beta' because we don't consider them feature complete. They should be stable enough for production use.
This release introduces the newly created api method 'play()', which allows to play any video by its id. This works for both regular players and lightbox players. Obviously, lightboxes will be launched before playing the video.
Documentation on this feature can be found here: http://docs.afterglowplayer.com/docs/api
This release is actually the real bugfix release that was planned with v0.3.6. Just two minor bugs.
This is a minor bugfix release.
This release fixes an issue with the subtitle button and the caption button on iPad.
This update fixes a bug with YouTube-Playback on iOS devices. Aditionally, vendor components were updated. Afterglow is now running on video.js v5.8.8
This release fixes two bugs:
This release hotfixes a bug that had sneaked in when updating to videojs 5.6. Again, this version should not bring any visible updates.
This release brings an update to videojs 5.6, which will be the base for future changes. The update should not cause any visible changes.
With this release, afterglow takes a huge step towards v1.0 and a stable life. The entire release was about refactoring the entire project. The core functionality is now completely based upon ES6 classes and fully unit tested. Also, afterglow does now build upon video.js v5.0.2.
In some edge cases, non-absolute urls caused problems with HD first, this should be fixed with this release.
This release brings resolution switching for local video sources and the newly created player parameter
Read more about the new features in the documentation.
This release fixes a bug with Youtube videos in lightbox players on Android.
This release fixes an issue which could appear when playing Youtube videos on IE/Firefox.
Minor bugfix release containing an update to video.js 5.0.0-rc81. This removes the webkitMovement warnings in the console log.
This is the first release of afterglow. It is currently in beta, but it should be quite stable. Please tell us if you encounter any issues.
CHANGE OF PLANS! Version 1.0 will bring basic support for Vimeo, some other changes and a better website.
With version 1.0 as our primary target, we want to get rid of the "beta" label. afterglow is stable and in everyday use, so let's call it final. And let's give it a feature complete website.
These are the features that are currently on our list for the following versions:
afterglow relies on scripts provided by many great people.
Thanks for your great work, guys!
The website template which we used to create this site is called "Bukku". The website of it's creators isn't online any more, but thanks anyways.
We want to thank the people at browserstack who provide us with a free account for browser testing.
Finally, a big thank you to the team behind jsDelivr for hosting afterglow reliably.