I recently finished work on a flash hybrid player for the Nashua Telegraph which will play both video and soundslides presentations. It is loosley based on my Music in Athens piece. The player was designed to be modular, customizable and size independent. The player has the ability to display chapters, which is extremely useful for larger projects or a series that deals with both audio slideshows (soundslides) and video. It also features the ability to show a pre-roll ad before the first piece plays and when the piece is finished it will bring up related links and a description of the piece you just watched. There is also a feature specific to a soundslides presentation that will display a thumbnail gallery.
To show how customizable the player is, check out the two versions below. The first one is a multimedia gallery of recent work I’ve done and has no pre-roll ad. The other one is from Nashua and features a pre-roll ad and is customized to fit their site’s style. I’ve got them pretty much bulletproof but if you notice something funky, post a comment.