2012/08/09

Top 5 Free Video Plugins for Your Wordpress

Wordpress as a blog platform is becoming more and more popular these years. To make your wordpress blog widely-exposed, the WordPress video player plugin, which is a great way to extend the basic framework of wordpress to accommodate very advanced features for adding video content on your blog, helps you a lot just as what a new theme will do.

There are many plugins of video players that could meet users’ requirements. Below, I’ll introduce 3 wonderful and popular ones for your choices.

VideoJS–HTML5 Video Player for WordPress
As a video plugin for WordPress built on the Video.js HTML5 video player library, Video JS is the most popular HTML5 video player available. With this wonderful tool, you can embed video in your post or page using HTML5 with Flash fallback support for non-HTML5 browsers.
videoJS
An HTML5 Video Player is a JavaScript library that builds a custom set of controls over top of the HTML5 video element to provide a consistent look between HTML5 browsers.

VideoPress
An account of wordpress will be needed, if you don’t have one, several minutes signing up would be done. 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.
video press
 JW Player for WordPress
With JW Player for WordPress, it is quite simple to deliver Flash and HTML5 video through your WordPress website. It manages multiple custom players and allows for easy customization interface, 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.
JW Player
The full featured playlist manager-order your media by dragging the mouse, makes it even more convenient to use.

All in One Video Pack
This plugin offers every functionality you would need for video and rich-media, functions of upload/record/import videos directly to the post included, which makes it more than just a video embed tool. In addition, you can edit and remix videos using Kaltura’s online full-featured video editor. Importing from various sources of websites would be a piece of cake. Many more advanced features will be found out during your use of this video player. You can get it installed in 4 steps within a few minutes. And sharing videos with others can also be made by it.
All in One Video Pack
Viper's Video Quicktags
Video and audio plugin for WordPress built on the MediaElement.js HTML5 media player library. It allows you to get videos from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. to your wordpress website in an easy way. 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. The width, height, and other specifications of the video can be customized accordingly.
Viper's Video Quicktags
It supports iPhone, iPad, and Andriod. Supports MP4, OGG, WebM, WMV, MP3, WAV, WMA files as well as captions with WebSRT files.

Although there are also many premium video plugins available in the wordpress.org, these 5 popular and robust free video players certainly could fulfill most of your requirements.

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