HTML Video Format SDK Libraries

LEADTOOLS includes tools for streaming a variety of formats that are playable within HTML5-compatible browsers using the Media Streaming Server for .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ developers. With only a few lines of code and configuration modifications, a full-featured video streaming server can be created to enable audio/video multimedia playback using the <video> element on HTML5-enabled web pages.

Feature-rich HTML Video Format SDK

HTML Video Format Libraries

The <video> element was introduced in HTML5 as a way for web developers to play videos on the web without the need for end users to download and install plugins into their web browsers. HTML5 Video is intended to be an industry-standard replacement for the proprietary Adobe Flash plugin. The <video> element gives the developer the option of using the browser's default playback controls or customizing the playback controls using JavaScript. Because video support varies among the different web browsers on various operating systems, the <video> element supports multiple <source> elements, which allows the browser to pick the appropriate file to download.

  • Full support to stream any multimedia file, capture device, ONVIF-conformant camera, UDP, and RTSP stream to clients using the HTML5 <video> element
  • Programmer-friendly and industry-standard option for embedding video playback within web browsers
  • Support for various compression algorithms and formats
  • Includes .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development
Versatile and robust HTML Video Format Libraries

Video Tag to Play from the LEADTOOLS Media Server

The LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server does all of the hard work of serving and streaming audio/video media files. Playing HTML5-supported formats such as MP4 and WebM in compatible web browsers requires very little HTML markup:

<video src="vod/stream1.mp4 " poster="stream1.webp" controls>
   If you see this, your browser does not support HTML5 Video.
HTML Video Format Development Made Easy

Easy to Integrate

LEADTOOLS handles the heavy lifting, eliminating months of R&D, while giving you the best quality and performance available. You'll be free to focus on other components of your application. Download the LEADTOOLS evaluation to streamline your development.

Cross platform libraries

HTML Video Format SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Operating Systems

Projects that use LEADTOOLS HTML Video Format libraries can be deployed to Windows devices.


Developers that are leveraging these frameworks can utilize the HTML Video Format SDK: .NET Framework, WinForms, and ASP.NET

Programming, Scripting, Markup

HTML Video Format code snippets and demo applications are provided for the following: C#, VB, XAML, and C/C++

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Multimedia libraries for Windows development in C, C++, C#, and VB.NET targeting DirectShow and Media Foundation frameworks.

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Media Streaming Server

With only one file placed on the server, the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server framework will stream to any device by automatically selecting the appropriate protocol (Universal Player). Or, you can manually select a player for each of the supported protocols:

  • Adobe Flash RTMP
  • Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • HTML5 Video
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming (SSF)
  • Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)