Open Video Player (OVP) is an initiative encompassing the use of open standards, best practices, and established development methodologies in the development of media player applications. Currently this project provides a code base that can be used to solve common problems as part of building advanced, scalable, and robust web-based media player applications in Flash and Silverlight.
OVP is available as follows:
- Player configuration tools: Configure media players for Flash and Silverlight with available custom options and export necessary code for deployment.
- Binary distribution: A compressed file in ZIP format available. For the Flash Player plug-in, the package contains the code library, sample reference implementations, and documentation. For the Silverlight plug-in, the package contains the necessary files for a readily deployable media player application and relevant documentation.
- Source distribution: A compressed zip that contains the source code of a particular release. This is a good way to get started with modifications to the existing players.
- Source repository: A Subversion (SVN) repository that provides read-only access to the source code. This allows more control over the version of source for users that are familiar with the SVN source control system.