Looking around, there seems to be a growing trend for video players to be attached to an HTML5
video element. dash.js and hls.js are 2 such examples, but the same can be seen with many commercial players.
Is that something that I can do with the Bitmovin Web player as well?
The Bitmovin Player per default creates a
video element that it uses, but this can be changed. You can simply pass a
video element to the player using
player.setVideoElement (before you
load a source).
By the way, you can also retrieve the
video element that the player automatically creates using
Can I therefore set some parameters on it as well (such as
That should work, but it’s an untested scenario.
Does anything prevent you from using the player’s poster image source config option or the setPosterImage API?