Flowplayer Video Player adds a video shortcode to your WordPress site. This shortcode allows you to embed a video file and play it back using the Flowplayer HTML5 player.
- Embed MP4 videos
- Embed webm videos
- Embed videos which can be viewed from a mobile or tablet device
- Video playback support for iOS (ipad, iphone) and android devices
- Embed HTML5 videos which are playable across all major browsers
- Embed videos with poster images
- Embed videos and allow it to loop to the beginning when finished
- Customize the video player using modifier classes
- Automatically play a video when the page is rendered
- Embed videos using three different skins
- Automatically calculate the height of a video based on its width
- Flexible resizing of a video (true responsiveness)
- Embed a video with various aspect ratios (16:9, 4:3)
In order to embed a video, create a new post/page and use the following shortcode:
here, src is the actual source of your mp4 video file.
In addition to the source mp4 video file, you can also specify a webm video file. This step is optional since mp4 video format is supported by almost all major browsers.
[flowplayer src="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/test.mp4" webm="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/test.webm"]
If you want to show an image as placeholder before the video plays, you can specify it in the “poster” parameter:
[flowplayer src="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/test.mp4" poster="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/images/poster.jpg"]
If you want a particular video to start playing when the page loads you can set the “autoplay” option to “true”:
[flowplayer src="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/test.mp4" autoplay="true"]
By default, the player takes up the full width of the content area. You can easily control the size by specifying a width for it:
[flowplayer src="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/test.mp4" width="500"]
The height will be automatically determined based on the ratio (please see the “Control Player Ratio section” for details).
The player ratio is set to “0.417” by default. But you can override it by specifying a different ratio in the shortcode:
[flowplayer src="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/test.mp4" ratio="0.345"]
If you want a particular video to start playing again when it ends you can set the “loop” option to “true”:
[flowplayer src="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/videos/test.mp4" loop="true"]
For documentation please visit the Flowplayer Video Player plugin page
- Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress Dashboard
- Click the upload tab
- Browse for the plugin file (flowplayer6-video-player.zip) on your computer
- Click “Install Now” and then hit the activate button
- Now, go to the settings menu of the plugin and follow the instructions for embedding videos.
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Can I embed a responsive video using this plugin?
Contributors and Developers
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- Made some security related improvements suggested by wpscan.
- Updated Flowplayer to the latest version (7.0.4).
- Added translation option so the plugin can take advantage of language packs
- Flowplayer 6 Video Player is now compatible with WordPress 4.4
- Flowplayer 6 Video Player is now compatible with WordPress 4.3
- First commit