This is a little “inside the devigners head” piece that explains some of the conceptual thinking behind the Jing Pro MPEG4-AVC Video Player (there’s also a sanitized version over at the Jing blog).
The player was built with Flex (easy to tell as I never quite got around to creating a custom preloader) which makes her a bit of a pig file size wise, but having a mature framework and consistent approach to component creation was worth it in my opinion (I should add that the Google Analytics lib added a bit to her heft).
Besides being a branded experience, the player does some neat scaling tricks which makes it behave a lot more like an HDTV. Feed it a SD / HD stream and it elegantly handles the scaling and position (pillarboxing, letterboxing and windowboxing in video parlance) of the video. This makes it much easier to embed because you can make the video fit anywhere (big video, small blog post–no problemo). So throw on your flak jacket and check out this “full metal” homage to the Jing Pro video player.
Go fullscreen to see the video in full 1:1 pixel clarity.