Media Players seem to be a hot topic right now. After the upgrades to Scott Schiller’s SoundManager, Paul Bakaus of the jQuery UI team now puts a firm stake into the ground with the uberplayer.
The uberplayer takes a leaf out of the book of the UI of standalone media players. Instead of cluttering the interface with all kind of controls it only shows what is needed on demand. The different menus slide in and out as needed, there is a coverflow menu with video previews and very useful keyboard shortcuts.
Check it out – I love the amount of detail that went into it and how smooth the overall experience is.