Overview

The Bolt HTML5 Video Player delivers video quickly and reliably across devices from desktop to mobile, without relying on Flash for playback. It’s easy to integrate, and primed to monetize every view.

The Bolt HTML5 Video Player has been designed from the ground up to to provide an exceptional user-experience utilizing the latest cutting edge technologies:

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  • Developed with the latest in HTML5 and JavaScript providing a fast, future-proof user experience
  • Lightning-fast cross-browser playback on desktops, tablets, mobile devices, Chromecast and OTT
  • Flash fallback for when HTML5 is not available on user’s device
  • HLS Streaming reduces publishers and user’s bandwidth and data consumption
  • Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) enables videos to start faster – player detects the best resolution for bandwidth
  • Plays IAB Standards Compliant VAST 2.0, VPAID 2.0, VMAP 1.0.1 and Google IMA Ad Units
  • Fully customizable player skin and user interface to match your brand look and feel
  • Retina optimized iconography and user interface looks great on todays high resolution devices
  • Robust, full-featured pragmatic JavaScript API easily fits into your technology stack
  • Single-line embed allows for easy embedding without having to be included in the head of the webpage
  • Responsive player scales the video player automatically to look great on any device and screen size

Supported Video Formats

Input Formats and Codecs

Over 140 different video encoding formats supported – For a full listing of all supported video encoding formats, click here

Output Formats and Codecs
FormatDescription
.mp4H.264 Video, AAC Audio
.flvNot Supported as Output Format
HLS StreamingM3U8 Manifest Files, MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS) – H.264 Video, AAC Audio
.webmVP8 Video, Vorbis Audio
.oggTheora Video, Vorbis Audio
Output Resolutions
ResolutionDescriptionResolution
720pHD – 35fps, 60fps, 120fpsHD – 35fps, 60fps, 120fps
1080pFHD, Full HD, 2K – 35fps, 60fps, 120fpsHD – 35fps, 60fps, 120fps
1440pQHD, WQHD, Quad HD – 35fps, 60fps, 120fpsHD – 35fps, 60fps, 120fps
2160pUHD, Ultra HD, 4K, 2160p – 35fps, 60fps, 120fpsHD – 35fps, 60fps, 120fps

Supported Video Delivery Methods

Progressive Download

Video player requests one single video file and will download the entire file to the user device.

HLS Streaming with Adaptive Bitrate (ABR)

Video player requests one index file and will download video segments as needed. Video quality will automatically adjust to use the highest quality level based on user’s connection speed. For example, if a user is on a lower speed cellular connection, ABR will detect network conditions and play a lower resolution video until the user connects at a high connection speed at which point a higher resolution.

Supported Ad Types

Creative Types
FormatFlash ModeHTML5 Mode
VAST 2.0MP4, MOV, FLV, VPAID (SWF)MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS)
VPAID 2.0MP4, MOV, FLV, VPAID (SWF)MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS)
VMAP 1.0.1MP4, MOV, FLV, VPAID (SWF)MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS)
Google IMAMP4, MOV, FLV, VPAID (SWF)MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS)
Ad Creatives
FormatFlash ModeHTML5 Mode
LinearMP4, MOV, FLV, VPAID (SWF)MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS)
Skippable LinearMP4, MOV, FLV, VPAID (SWF)MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS)
Ad PodsMP4, MOV, FLV, VPAID (SWF)MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS)
Non-linearVPAID (SWF)*, GIF, JPG, PNGVPAID (JS), GIF, JPG, PNG

Supported Ad Servers

advertising.com Adapt.tvAdotubeAnswer Media
BeOn by AOLBrightRollDefy MediaGlibhippo
GoogleInnovidKomliMillennial Media
SizmekSmartclipSpotXchangeVdopia
VenaVideologyYuMeCollective
PointRollFlashtalkingTeads.tvDoubleClick by Google
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