I would like to suggest to look into Flowplayer HTML5 as default HTML 5 video player in Moodle. This will allow to have a consistent HTML 5 player throughout different browsers and platforms, also it will introduce great customisation and control possibilities to make it look and behave exactly as user and developer wants.
Potentailly, it can replace existing flash video plugin, as Flowplayer HTML5 can automatically fall back to using flash if playing video using HTML5 engine is not supported in the browser.
This could be a good way forward, given that flash is moving out mobile platforms at the moment (Android version of flash is no longer maintained) where HTML5 is going to be the primary method of publishing media content. Also, Adobe announced that HTML5 is their primary dev focus at the moment.
So, what we will get with Flowplayer HTML5 - here are the highlights I picked from its documentation:
- Themes and splash screen support
- Extensive configuration and API (useful for trigerring events if we need player to notify something)
- Easy integration with Google analytics
- Supports RTMP streaming playing
- Possibiliy of "embedding" Moodle video somewhere else (if enabled)
- Support of subtitles (good for acessibility and using for language teaching)
You can visit flowplayer website for look and feel. Any comments are welcome, in particular regarding replacement of existing Flowplayer flash video player with its HTML 5 version and turing two video players in Moodle configuration (flash and html5) into one.
Related tracker issue: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-38158