20 Excellent WordPress Video Player Collection

August 5, 2012 · 9 comments

by Dustin Betonio

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A WordPress video player plugin is a great way to extend the basic framework of wordpress to accommodate very advanced features for any niche and might just be what you need in order to better administer video content on your blog. WordPress as a blogging platform has become hugely popular in recent years and the popularity continues to grow stronger every day. As a basic framework for your blog it is perfect and you can make a very nice video blog using the standard features of wordpress. But with success comes a growing demand for more advanced features. Some premium WordPress video themes offers the additional functionality to meet your requirements but if you’re not on the look for a new theme then a WordPress video player plugin is your best choice.

There are some very great free video players that will fulfill most requirements. Premium video players often offer more advanced features like a more organized and feature rich backend system to administrate your media content. They play more or less everything you throw at them, are often extremely easy to deploy, are typically well documented and offers great support. Common to both free and premium plugins is the support for the most popular video formats used today. Some of them use jquery sliders or functions to enhance the user experience.

In this article I have collected some of the most popular and robust video players available at the moment. There’s a mix of both free and premium video plugins that are essential to have on a self hosted wordpress blog or site. Another great way to build a cool video site is using WordPress themes with built in video capabilities.

I have just updated this article with new cool WordPres video player plugins and all links have been checked. Enjoy!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.


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HTML5 Video Player WordPress Plugin

HTML5 Video PLayer

Simple video player with multiple skins with either right side, bottom or no playlist. You can choose from 5 skins for each player and you can insert the player multiple times in the same page with the same skin or using a different skin. It supports full screen, having all the controllers usable in full screen mode, including playlist and controllers will auto hide on mouse out, showing the entire movie.

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VideoJS – HTML5 Video Player for WordPress

VideoJS

A video plugin for WordPress built on the Video.js HTML5 video player library. Allows you to embed video in your post or page using HTML5 with Flash fallback support for non-HTML5 browsers.

MORE INFO – by WordPress.org (free)

Fancy Gallery

Fancy Gallery

It comes with an outstanding AJAX admin and a lot of new features. You can create unlimited of galleries and each gallery can hold unlimited of albums. You can add different types of media – Images, Video, Websites to the album.

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Video Player WordPress Plugin – YouTube/FLV/H264

Video Player

This wordpress plugin will help you administrate the entire video player using a very friendly interface. You’ll be able to customize the player look & feel, playlist and CSS file. The plugin comes in two versions: Right Side playlist and Bottom Playlist.

Any type of video file that Flash Player supports can be played with our player:
– FLV /H.264 encoded video : MP4 , M4V, M4A , MOV, Mp4v, F4V
YOUTUBE
– RTMP (using FMS or RED5 ) and RTMP live streaming

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MediaElement.js

MediaElement.js

Video and audio plugin for WordPress built on the MediaElement.js HTML5 media player library. Provides Flash or Silverlight fallback players for non-HTML5 browsers. Supports iPhone, iPad, and Andriod. Supports MP4, OGG, WebM, WMV, MP3, WAV, WMA files as well as captions with WebSRT files.

MORE INFO – by WordPress.org (free)

uBillboard

uBillboard

uBillboard is a Premium Slider for WordPress. It is a jQuery based slider with a multitude of transitions and options for you to be able to customize it to your needs while not overwhelming you with options you never wanted or needed. Version 3 is a revolutionary release with most of the codebase rewritten from scratch. This has enabled us to integrate many features that you have been requesting during the first year.

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WP Video Music Box

WP Video Music Box

WP Video Music Box – WordPress Plugin is first wordpress floating music player in the world. A music search box an player with the button “music” that will floating on the left of the web page. If the button click, the form will appear with slide effect. The form is using AJAX , so the page wont be reloaded. WP Video Music Box allows you to quickly create, save and modify your lists. WP Video Music Box uses youtube. You can search any kind of musician add them to your lists. This script is very modular so you can add other resources very easily. It can be integrated into any existing PHP page within minutes using a simple file include.

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WordPress Videos Embedder PRO

WordPress Videos Embedder PRO

WordPress Videos Embedder PRO lets you embed videos from the popular sources with only one click. The plugins adds automatically a button to WordPress’s default editor (Tinymce) that you can use directly from the post/ page editor or you can just use the shortcode. Support many sites like facebook, youtube etc.

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SmartPop-Up BOX

SmartPop-Up BOX

You know those anoying pop-up boxes that appear when you open a website? .Now you have the chance to have one on your website! Even if you need a banner, an image, a video, an iframe, smartPop-Up BOX supports it all! It’s very easy to use & it’s very usefull!

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YouTube Premium Videos Integration for WordPress

YouTube Premium Videos Integration for WordPress

This Premium YouTube Plugin for WordPress enables you to integrate not only single YouTube videos into your blog posts and pages, but also full YouTube channels and featured YouTube videos (Most Popular videos, Most View videos etc) that you can filter by date (weekly, daily, all time etc). It also integrates several customizable widgets and shortcodes, and works with the very nice Fancybox to display video previews from the home page or widgets section.

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WordPress Media Gallery – Ken Burns Effect

WordPress Media Gallery

WordPress Media Gallery is the ultimate gallery for your WordPress site. It supports any kind of content from simple images to advanced inline content to videos. Because of this, it can be used not only as a gallery, but also as a slider, banner rotator, video gallery and more! This is the only gallery you will ever need!

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The Wall

The Wall

“The Wall” is the ultimate interactive media gallery for your site presentation. Now for WordPress! It features neat effects for your presentations and is powered by cross-browser js library jQuery and works with all media, not only images- inline content, videos, audios, divs with text -all are supported.

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Youtube SEO playlist for wordpress

Youtube SEO playlist

Allows you to turn an unordered list of YouTube links into a video playlist. The php script makes the youtube list on a fly and uses the latest Gdata Api v2. You can choose to make a video playlist with keywords, userchannel or a regular youtube playlist. There are many options which can be set in the php script and in the jQuery function. Includes the new html5 youtube player option. This is the only youtube script available with search engine optimalisation (SEO) Almost drag and drop.

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Vimeo Video Player

Vimeo Video Player

This wordpress plugin will help you administrate the entire video player using a very friendly interface. You’ll be able to customize the player look & feel, playlist and CSS file. It supports VIMEO files and Google Analytics. It features a multiple video players management and a movie can belong to multiple categories. You can set this player to any size you want in wp-admin, changing the player width, the player height and the playlist width.

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WordPress Media

WordPress Media

WordPress Media 1.3.1 allows the addition of an HTML 5 audio and/or video player to your theme. It requires PHP 5 .1 or higher. The player is an instance of the popular and stable jPlayer by Happyworm and can be inserted into posts via a shortcode, sidebar areas via a widget, or anywhere in your theme via a template tag. Multiple instances of the player on one page is supported.

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YouTube Pro

YouTube Pro

YouTube Pro – Everything you need to manage your movies in your blog. YouTube Pro is a great new plugin for WordPress 3.0! Upload, edit and delete your movies without leaving you blog! And that’s not all! You can change the appearance of your player. Once you have imported all your movies over from YouTube to WordPress, you never have to leave your blog again.

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VideoPress

VideoPress

The VideoPress plugin allows blog administrators to upload new videos to their WordPress.com video account and manage existing videos from the convenience of their self-hosted WordPress.org blog’s administrative interface. Authors can add any VideoPress video into a blog post through the use of a simple shortcode and customizations.

MORE INFO – by WordPress.org (free)

JW Player for WordPress

JW Player for WordPress

JW Player for WordPress makes it extremely easy to deliver Flash and HTML5 video through your WordPress website. This plugin has been developed by LongTail Video, the creator of the JW Player, and allows for easy customization and embedding of Flash and HTML5 video using the JW Player in your WordPress posts. It provides support for all of the player’s configuration options, including skins, plugins and the LongTail Video AdSolution.

MORE INFO – by WordPress.org (free)

All in One Video Pack

All in One Video Pack

This is not just another video embed tool – it includes every functionality you might need for video and rich-media, including the ability to upload/ record/import videos directly to your post, edit and remix content with an online video editor, enable video responses, manage and track your video content, create playlists and much more… And Kaltura covers all hosting and streaming costs for FREE up to 10GB.

MORE INFO – by WordPress.org (free)

Viper’s Video Quicktags

Viper's Video Quicktags

Video and audio plugin for WordPress built on the MediaElement.js HTML5 media player library. Provides Flash or Silverlight fallback players for non-HTML5 browsers. Supports iPhone, iPad, and Andriod. Supports MP4, OGG, WebM, WMV, MP3, WAV, WMA files as well as captions with WebSRT files.

MORE INFO – by WordPress.org (free)

Author : Carsten

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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Olivier September 7, 2013 at 6:11 am

looks like you forgot probably the best : EasyVideo Suite…

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annesofie September 9, 2013 at 9:53 am

Hi Olivier,
Thank you for sharing yet a great resource.

Kind regards,
Sofie

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jeff March 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Fantastic list above although I wanted to mention RealPlayer since I didn’t see it listed: http://www.real.com/resources/wmv-players It’s been my video player of choice for years. Give it a look. It’s also a free download and plays all video and music file formats including MP4, AVI, and Flash.

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Jimmy August 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

I am using Youtube SEO Playlist (love it!) and I’m very grateful for this article showcasing it. I would not have found it otherwise, I believe.

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top August 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

thank you very match

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henry February 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

Processing video is one thing, but flash makes it in a proprietary, close-source way (AFAIK, correct me if i’m wrong). html5 vedio playeroffers easy way for web developers to present video or audio. When the HTML4 era ends, there will be no hacks, embed, object and other tags needed, javascript tricks to achieve this in any browser.On the other way, it will be hard for developers of browsers, BUT: it’s still better than having only one close-source technology to have video on site. There is a real concurrency between browsers, so their developers will surely try to make it the best way they can. Unlike Flash developers, in my opinion.

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chazzkorvex February 4, 2012 at 12:44 am

Awesome Video List! I love your Blog!

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Marta Iraola January 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

If you do not mind I will translate and publish this great post in my blog. It summaries perfectly all the best options. Many thanks for sharing it with us.
Marta Iraola

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Bharat Mandava January 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Awesome list, code canyon plugins are always cool. Thanks for this huge list, will bookmark it for sure.

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