Dailymotion said today it has launched a new Web video player as part of a series of website improvements aimed at offering a better video experience for users, content partners and advertisers.
The chromeless player was rewritten to be less resource intensive for faster loading and playback. The cleaner interface features improved headers, larger buttons and more streamlined controls for video sharing. Improved search pages and related video recommendations make it easier for users to find videos they are looking for.
"Our users already love Dailymotion's content and high video quality, now they will find it in a best-of-breed player," said Joy Marcus, General Manager of Dailymotion US.
"Advertisers and partners are looking for innovation and leadership in quality video. With this player, we are delivering the product that meets this demand."
A new "hotspot" feature provides improved sharing capabilities. With hotspot, users specify an exact point within the video for play to begin when sending a link to others via email or using social networks such as Facebook or Twitter.