Stream JS file is massive

I have been playing around with Stream and noticed a slight lag and heavy browser activity when loading a stream video. I checked out the r4xu.fla9.latest.js that needs to be included and was shocked to see that it was 783KB minified and 224kb minified/gzipped!

Why is it necessary to have such a massive JS file? We use Cloudflare for speed among other things so to send a browser a JS file nearly 1MB in size to play a video isn’t optimal at all.

Personally I would prefer to build my own custom HTML5 player and just link to the src file and write my own minimal player functions. Has anyone worked around this issue and could advise? Many thanks.