What is Embedded Player?
An embedded player is a browser-based application such as a Flash or Silverlight application that uses a browser plug-in as its runtime environment. An HTML page will include <Embed> and/or <Object> tags that load a player file, an .swf file for a Flash application, or an .xap file for a Silverlight application. The browser loads these files asynchronously. That is, the HTML page loads in the browser first, and then the browser loads the embedded player. It is the embedded player running in the browser plug-in that streams from the Wowza Streaming Engine® software.