HTML Embed Video Player for HTML5 Playback

HTML Embed Video Player for HTML5 Playback


Looking to stream live video on your website, or from another host site? If so, you can look no further–you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we’ll review both the history and current status of the Dacast embed video player functionality for broadcasting live video stream to your viewers.

Let’s begin with a brief overview of the player and available stream codes, before turning to the history of our HTML embed video player.

Dacast’s HTML Embed Stream Codes

Dacast offers an integrated solution for video streaming and playback–an HTML embed video player on a page that adapts to the given source.

embed video playerThe embed live video stream and on-demand stream codes are available for use on all Dacast broadcaster accounts. You can find these codes under PUBLISH SETTINGS for your video content. Dacast offers both iframe and JS embed codes.

This embed video player has had a long development cycle, which we’ll take a look at below. We’ll also review the exciting new features for the 2018 player updates, as well as some of the updates on the horizon.

Dacast Embed Video Player History

Dacast first rolled out this HTML embed video player in the summer of 2013 in a Public Beta format for testers. The response was enthusiastic, and it helped us to fine-tune the player for many diverse setups and devices.

embed video player

We launched our new player for the first time in November 2013. It was a dynamic player for the start, with HTML5 streaming capability to ensure compatibility and secure streaming for diverse viewers and multiple devices.

We engineered our embed video player in a way that allows broadcasters to continue to use an RTMP encoder to broadcast over. This option, of course, includes Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder. It is also compatible with industry favorites like Wirecast and the Teradek Cube.

This new player has been great news for all new Dacast clients starting in 2013 and into the present. Overall, we worked hard throughout this migration so that you–our broadcasters–can focus on creating and streaming great content to your viewers!

Dacast Embed Video Player: 2018 updates

As of 2018, we have switched the default Dacast video player to our new upgraded video player. This upgraded player is completely free and the transition has been seamless for our users.

embed video playerDacast’s default embeds video player remains a compatible white-label, fully customizable player. Additionally, you still have the ability to use your own video player with our streaming solutions if you have specific streaming needs.

The 2018 updated player also includes the following enhanced features:

  • A newer, more powerful user interface
  • Improved responsiveness and auto-resizing
  • Better audio-only streaming support
  • Broader HLS support

Some of the other Dacast video player features include the ability to set up a “countdown timer,” as well as the ability to set a custom “stream offline” message.


And there you have it! If you’re already streaming over Dacast, we hope you’ve had a positive experience with our embed video player and recent updates.

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Elise Furon

Elise is a digital marketer and an SEO expert. In 2019, she obtained the Google Analytics Advanced Certificate and the ClickMinded SEO Specialist Qualification.