Easy HTML5 Video is a simple tool which makes it extremely straightforward to create and publish HTML5 videos on your website.
At a minimum, all you have to do is drag and drop your videos onto the program, and click the Start button. Easy HTML5 Video will then use the popular file format conversion library FFmpeg to convert your clips so they're web-ready.
And once the transcoding is complete, the program can publish the results directly to your website (via FTP), or to a local folder for testing. Try out the latter option and you'll see it produces a web page, with a Flash player, a WebM video which will work in all the latest browsers, and an MP4 version just as a fallback, in case a visitor can't view the HTML5 content after all.
If this is a little too basic then an initial Options dialog allows you to apply a few tweaks. You're able to resize the video, if you like; give it a custom title; decide whether the video should play as soon as the page is loaded, or wait for a user click; and more.
The only problem, really, is that the free-for-personal-use version of the program embeds a small watermark in the converted video. To avoid this you'll need to purchase the business version, which costs $49 for use on a single site, or $69 to use on as many sites as you like. Find out more on the Easy HTML5 Video site.
Version 2.6 brings:
- HTML5 video is now protected from being downloaded by right-click
- "Keep ratio" resize method - if selected, will try to fit video to size without black stripes or cropping
- Preview window now shows a real-size output
- Fixed an incompatibility bug with latest MacOSX