Video has taken over the Web, and according to a study conducted by Diode Digital, the average Internet user watches around 186 videos a month. For those who have quick and easy access to sites like YouTube and Vimeo, this number can grow at a staggering rate. Yes, you can easily embed some code into your blog posts, and if your site is powered by WordPress, you’ll be spoiled for choice with a lot of WordPress plugins designed especially for videos.
WordPress is the best content management system (CMS) around, especially if you have awesome media players and plugins. People are sick and tired of the boring, old video player that’s embedded on their website. By adding a WordPress video player plugin on your site, the user experience and visual aspect of your site will be enhanced.
From helping you share self-hosted videos to showcasing YouTube and Vimeo videos, here are 10 of the best video player WordPress plugins that you can use for your website or blog.
reEmbed helps websites to take control of all their embedded videos. reEmbed’s player is easy to setup and works with YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo and Facebook embeds. Also, reEmbed supports HTML5 self-hosted videos. In addition to a customized video player, they also provide realtime analytics and content recommendations with a single line of code.
The WTB Youtube and Vimeo Gallery plugin allows you to easily add YouTube and Vimeo videos to different galleries and categories via shortcuts. The plugin is easy to install and integrated into your WordPress-based website, with shortcodes.
This WordPress plugin stands out from other lightbox scripts in that it’s high in quality, easy to use, with a user-friendly design and social media connectivity.
ProgressionPlayer is a highly customizable and feature-rich video/audio player plugin for WordPress. Once you purchase and install the plugin, you’ll receive a comprehensive help file, along with additional features such as 5 custom skins and a fully responsive design.
This plugin helps you administrate the entire video player with its user-friendly interface. You can easily customize the video player’s look and feel, the playlist, and the CSS file. It’s available in 2 versions: Right Side Playlist and Bottom Playlist.
jQuery Responsive YouTube Playlist for WordPress is a simple plugin for showing a YouTube playlist with jQuery and a fully responsive layout. You can choose from the regular (default) playlist, user_uploads (channel) make a list with search keywords, or make your own custom list, all with the use of shortcodes.
This premium video player WordPress plugin lets you integrate different YouTube feeds into your website or blog. You can integrate YouTube channels, featured YouTube videos (Most Popular Videos, Most Viewed Videos, etc.), videos from playlists, videos from search results, as well as videos from default categories like Music, Auto, News, etc.
The Multi Media Player plugin manages your video content directly in WordPress. The plugin is easy to manage, with the ability to create catalogs, videos and video clips. It supports most video providers such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, MySpace, Screenr, SlideShare, Hulu, Flickr, and a whole lot more besides.
As the name implies, this WordPress plugin generates video players from links. With it, you can easily create your own video player style for every video, and you can also configure the settings. Also, you can insert it in any page or post by selecting directly from the shortcode generator menu.
WordPress YouTube Instant Player is a powerful plugin that will turn your WordPress-based website or blog into a fun and exciting place to while away time. You can use it to give your visitors the ability to search from millions of videos in just a matter of seconds, simply by typing in the name of the video. However, this is just a small part of what it can really do, so try it out now!
This responsive video gallery for WordPress is powered by HTML5 video. You can use the player without gallery with only one video or you can opt to build your own gallery with thumbnails, titles and descriptions. What’s more, the number of videos is unlimited. The gallery comes with 5 pre-made skins and it’s resizeable and highly customizable.