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WordPress Media Players

Media (Video and or Audio) Players that either integrate via plug-in or code with Word Press
or Embed a Player from another site.

WordPress › YouTube for WordPress " WordPress Plugins

YouTube for WordPress Demo Site // YouTube for WordPress Documentation New! YouTube for WordPress: Setup Video Tutorial If you run into issues please contact support and let us help you work out any issues you are facing : Contact Support Introducing a brand new , fully redesigned YouTube browsing experience brought directly to your WordPress dashboard.

WordPress › Lazy Load for Videos " WordPress Plugins

This plugin improves page load times and increases your Google PageSpeed Score. It replaces embedded Youtube and Vimeo videos with a clickable preview image. By loading the videos only when the user clicks on the preview image - using jQuery -, no unnecessary JavaScript is loaded.

WordPress › Vixy YouTube Embed and Download " WordPress Plugins

Vixy YouTube Embed and Download is a simple, powerful method of embedding YouTube videos, offering your readers an easy way to download videos. Check out the Vixy plugin video: Important Setup WordPress requires you to opt-in to the video download feature. Go to the Profile section under the YouTube sidebar option in your WordPress Admin.

Additional Information can be found

WordPress › JW Player for Flash & HTML5 Video " WordPress Plugins

The JW Player WordPress Plugin makes it extremely easy to deliver Flash and HTML5 video through your WordPress website. This WordPress video player plugin allows for easy customization and embedding of Flash and HTML5 video using the JW Player in your WordPress posts.

Additional Information:

Jetpack - VideoPress module

The VideoPress module allows you to upload videos from your computer for hosting and playback directly within your site. This module requires a account with an active VideoPress subscription.

WordPress › VideoPress " WordPress Plugins

Once you've downloaded the plugin, head over to to sign up for an account. Add VideoPress videos stored on to your self-hosted site through the use of simple shortcodes. Edit video metadata directly from your blog's administrative interface.

NOTE Last Updated: 2013-7-8
This plugin may not be updated as the VideoPress plugin is now built into the WordPress JetPack plugin.

WordPress › WP Video Lightbox " WordPress Plugins

The WordPress Video Lightbox plugin allows you to embed videos on a page using lightbox overlay display. This plugin can be used to display images, flash, YouTube, Vimeo, iFrame etc in a lightbox overlay. The embedded videos can be viewed on iPhone and iPad too.

WordPress › HSS Extension(s) for Streaming Video " WordPress Plugins

Sell access to streaming videos through WordPress by integrating the HostStreamSell video platform several established WP plugins.

This Company is new to the scene - based in NY they do know video. They provide a hosted platform with Integration to WP Easy DL and WP WooCommerce in addition to a Generic plugin for Membership sites.

You can find out more information here: Host Stream Sell

S3 Media Maestro - Amazon S3 Secure Video

S3 Media Maestro is a WordPress plugin that secures your media on your WordPress site so that internet thieves can’t share the content that you work so hard on. AS of Nov 2014 they don't provide Storage Services....this is something they are working on for 2015.

WordPress › Featured Video Plus " WordPress Plugins

This plugin enables you to define Featured Videos, which can automatically be displayed instead of Featured Images. There are three ways to get the videos onto your page: If your theme already makes use of Featured Images, these will in most themes automatically be replaced by your Featured Videos if available.

WordPress › Video.js - HTML5 Video Player for WordPress " WordPress Plugins

Self-hosted responsive HTML5 video for WordPress, built on the widely used Video.js HTML5 video player. Embed video in your post or page using HTML5.

More information about configuration and set-up hereThe open source HTML5 video player:]

WordPress › HTML5 Video gallery and Player " WordPress Plugins

This plugin add a responsive HTML5 Video Player and Video gallery to WordPress website. The plugin adds a Video gallery tab to your admin menu, which allows you to enter Video Title and Video source items just as you would regular posts.

NOTE: Last updated - 2014-7-7

WordPress › WP jPlayer

WP jPlayer provides easy way to embed videos in jPlayer, cross platform video into your web pages.

Website to OS info on the jQuery HTML5 Audio / Video Library associated with this plug-in.

WordPress › Shashin " WordPress Plugins

Display photos and videos from Picasa, Twitpic, and Youtube in your WordPress site.

Additional Information from Developers site::

WordPress › WP YouTube Lyte " WordPress Plugins

WP YouTube Lyte allows you to "lazy load" your video's, by inserting responsive "Lite YouTube Embeds".

Additional Info on this player here:

EasyVideo - Responsive Video Embeds / Shortcodes

Let's you embed and show videos anywhere on your blog without writing markup – via shortcode buttons. Very easy! And saves you tons of time! Plus, the video content is fully-responsive!

This is a FEE based plug-in sold on the Envato Marketplace (CodeCanyon)

WPReel Pro - WordPress Video Player Plugin

Based on a commercial licensed version of Flowplayer (HTML5 version)

NOTE: A single Commercial/License of Flowplayer is $95.00. WPReel includes this license at their cost of $45.00...

WordPress › TubePress " WordPress Plugins

TubePress is open-source PHP software that displays beautiful YouTube and Vimeo videos and galleries on your website.

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WordPress › Flowplayer 5 for WordPress " WordPress Plugins

Flowplayer 5 for WordPress lets you manage your "self-hosted" videos easily and display them with the world-famous Flowplayer video player. This is the official WordPress plugin from the makers of Flowplayer. Includes Flowplayer Designer Video transcoding and hosting solution integrated in Flowplayer 5 for WordPress.

For additional information on the ADVANCED Features of the Flow Player:

Verified with WP 3.8

HTML5 Video Player Comparison

HTML5 player comparison.

This is a Table of many other OPTIONAL Video - Media Players available for web sites. Some have Proprietary WordPress Plug-ins and some have code/scripts to paste into your site.

NOTE: This is more of a REFERENCE for Developers.

Many of these players are GPL and code is on GitHub....a ripe opportunity for a Dev wanting to add to the WP community.

WordPress › Viper's Video Quicktags " WordPress Plugins

Just simply click one of the new buttons that this plugin adds to the write screen (rich editor included) and then paste the URL that the video is located at into the prompt box. You can fully configure how the videos are displayed (width, height, colors, alignment on the page) and much more.
Just simply click one of the new buttons that this plugin adds to the write screen (rich editor included) and then paste the URL that the video is located at into the prompt box -- easy as that. You can fully configure how the videos are displayed (width, height, colors, alignment on the page) and much more.

NOTE: Allows easy embedding of videos from multiple sites. Most is Flash ONLY support

WordPress › VideoStir Spokesperson " WordPress Plugins

VideoStir transforms your basic video into a "video spokesperson" that can run on top of any website. The floating clip can be created within 5 minutes using VideoStir DYI service (green background is not needed, any camera will do the trick). Use this plugin to improve engagement with your viewers and for increasing your sales.

**Note this is a Fee Based Service to Host the Videos.

Flash Only - so it will NOT work/play on Iphone/Ipad

WordPress › Kaltura All-in-One Video Plugin for WordPress " WordPress Plugins

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 and publish them directly to your post, enable video comments, centrally manage and track your video content.

LeanBack Player | HTML5 Video and Audio Media Player UI

LeanBack Player uses build in HTML5 video and audio functionality, is skinnable through CSS, js-library independent, supports subtitles and full keyboard-interaction.

WordPress › Video Chat Plugin " WordPress Plugins

05 March Update !!! The HTML5 version is now compatible with the Red5 media server! 21 December Update! Now you can chat from your tablets or mobile phones with the HTML5 version of AVChat 3. You can benefit form the mobile version if you have Adobe Media Server (ex FMS).