There are many ways of playing video content on your website, the easiest being embedding youtube videos on your website with their copy/paste code. Another way to display a movie is to use Quicktime Player by simply calling a .mov file within HTML code. We chose to use Flowplayer for our video needs.
The Flowplayer API is one of the best out there due to its slick design, appearance customizability, and integration with the jQuery Tools library. In their website, flowplayer.org, they have all the documentation and resources you need to get your video player "Pimped Out." (their words)