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HTML5 Video Player for Wordpress

Embed MP4, M4V, OGG, Youtube, WebM, FLV, HLS, M3u8 videos in your post or page using HTML5. Self-hosted or CDN hosted responsive HTML5 Video player.

A video plugin for WordPress built on the Video.js HTML5 video player library. Updated for Videojs 5.0+ with a more beautifull skin. Embed HTML5, Flash video in your post or page. Play HTML5, FLV, HLS, m3u8, mp4, Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo.

Compatible with the Wordpress core [video] shortcode and work with the Wordpress insert media button.

Videojs didn't update their Videojs to 5.0+ for Wordpress and i decided to do it and share it on the Wordpress plugins page.

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  • Use the [videojs] shortcode in your post or page using the following options.
  • Can use the Wordpress default [video] shortcode.
  • Compatible with the old Videojs version.
  • NEW HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) Live Streaming Video m3u8 (Pro Version).
  • Skin Builder - Generate your own skin or choose bettween prebuild skins (Pro Version).

Using video Shortcodes Using video Shortcodes

Video Pro - Skin builder Build your own skin with Video Pro, Allo you to create your own skin or use the prebuild demos skins to start and help you creating you own skin. Now play HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) like m3u8 streaming video

HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) m3u8 Demo: Video Pro skin builder hls demo (m3u8)

more infos at: Video Pro skin builder.

Demo: Video Pro skin builder demo

Demo Video Pro

Author onigetoc
Contributors onigetoc, nosecreek, SteveHeffernan, schnere
Tags dailymotion, flv, HLS, HLS Video, html5, html5 video, HTTP Live Streaming, javascript, m3u8, MP4, player, stream, streaming, video, video js, videojs, vimeo, youtube
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    Settings and options

  2. wp-video-html5-video-player screenshot 2

    Video Pro - Skin Builder

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the videojs-html5-video-player-for-wordpress folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Use the [videojs] shortcode in your post or page using the following options.


  • Add support for FVL / Flash video
  • EX: [videojs fvl=""]


  • Add support for HLS HTTP Live Streaming (Pro version) m3u8 video


  • Updated to use Video.js 5.4.6
  • Fluide videos
  • Remove useless CSS


  • First release.

Video Shortcode Options


The location of the h.264/MP4 source for the video.

[videojs mp4=""]


The location of the Theora/Ogg source for the video.

[videojs ogg=""]


The location of the VP8/WebM source for the video.

[videojs webm=""]

Flash FLV

The location of the FLASH/FLV source for the video.

[videojs fvl=""]


The location of the YouTube source for the video.

[videojs youtube=""]


The location of the poster frame for the video.

[videojs poster=""]


The width of the video.

[videojs width="640"]


The height of the video.

[videojs height="264"]


Start loading the video as soon as possible, before the user clicks play. Use 'auto', 'metadata', or 'none'. Auto will preload when the browser or device allows it. Metadata will load only the meta data of the video.

[videojs preload="auto"]


Start playing the video as soon as it's ready. Use 'true' or 'false'.

[videojs autoplay="true"]


Causes the video to start over as soon as it ends. Use 'true' or 'false'.

[videojs loop="true"]


Use 'false' to hide the player controls.

[videojs controls="false"]


Use 'true' to initially mute video.

[videojs muted="true"]


Add a custom ID to your video player.

[videojs id="movie-id"]


Add a custom class to your player. Use full for floating the video player using 'alignleft' or 'alignright'.

[videojs class="alignright"]


Text Tracks are a function of HTML5 video for providing time triggered text to the viewer. To use tracks use the [track] shortcode inside of the [video] shortcode. You can set values for the kind, src, srclang, label, and default attributes. More information is available in the Video.js Documentation.

[videojs][track kind="captions" src="" srclang="en" label="English" default="true"][/videojs]

All Attributes Example

[videojs mp4="" ogg="" webm="" poster="" 
preload="auto" autoplay="true" width="640" height="264" id="movie-id" class="alignleft" controls="false" muted="true"][track kind="captions" src="" srclang="en" label="English" default="true"][/videojs]

Compatible with Wordpress core video shortcode

The location of the h.264/MP4 source for the video.

[video mp4=""]

Video.js Settings Screen

The values set here will be the default values for all videos, unless you specify differently in the shortcode. Uncheck "Use CDN hosted version?" if you want to use a self-hosted copy of Video.js instead of the CDN hosted version. Using the CDN hosted version is preferable in most situations.

If you are using a responsive WordPress theme, you may want to check the Responsive Video checkbox.

Uncheck the Use the [video] shortcode? option only if you are using WordPress 3.6+ and wish to use the [video] tag for MediaElement.js. You will still be able to use the [videojs] tag to embed videos using Video.js.

Version 4.5.5

Requires WordPress version: 2.7 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.9.16

Last Updated 11 Feb 2017

Date Added: 22 Aug 2016

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