An awesome, easy to use YouTube and Vimeo video gallery powered by Huzzaz. One simple shortcode will help you win the Internet.
Recommended for embedding youtube videos on wordpress! Working great for us so far.
Customer service is legendary!
This Gallery is Great, therefore is free
Great video gallery with "stage" presentation up top. If you can design your site around its format, you're set - but I was hoping to adjust the "stage"/play window size to work with an existing design.
It looks good and was easy to set up. Will see when I need more features. I am always sceptical with signing up all over the place but it was easy to set up at huzzaz.com.
I find this video plugin to be a good one and stable but it lack features like setting a video as a featured video in the gallery in the player window then a cover art,also widgets to put on your front page to showcase some of your videos "featured Videos" also ratings under each video in the gallery so vistors can rate on a video they watch and last a view count along side the ratings.
I just think these addons should be in the "PRO Version" to make it look more Professional.
Huzzaz is really simple to use and does what it says it will do. The reason for my 3 star review is that it (at least seems) to lack some basic functionality that I'd like to see. Here are my issues:
1. You should be able to set one of the videos as the gallery homepage. I don't want to have to upload an image to have that be my gallery "cover." Alternatively, it would be nice if you could just choose "no gallery cover." This is especially important for me when embedding on WordPress.
2. Also related to the gallery cover, there needs to be an option in settings where I can hide my username from the gallery cover page. If I'm trying to embed it on a client's WP Site for a nice, clean look, I clearly don't want to have "stefanpaulgeorgi" flashing on top of the screen. One alternative would be to make a new account for each client whom I use this for, but that's a huge pain in the butt.
3. The third is just the option to hide the "powered by huzzaz portion." I see that this will be an option in the premium player, so hurry up and make it. If you can address the above issues, I'll happily shell out cash for it.
Last note - if there is a way to do any of what I've mentioned above and I just missed it, please let me know!
Edit: my major concerns (like the playlist not importing videos in the correct order for large playlists) have been fixed.
The documentation is a bit lacking and there are some missing features I would like.
Creating a playlist isn't too straightforward. I assumed you would create one by clicking the + at the top or by creating an empty collection and there would be an option in there to import the playlist. Unfortunately the option to import a youtube playlist is hidden under the dropdown menu in the top right (your name). The feature to import a playlist also doesn't work correctly for larger playlists (see two paragraphs below)
Another issue I've had is that I wish I can get all of the latest uploads, or at least the latest 5-10 videos that were uploaded by a user from youtube. Would this be at all possible to do automatically? I wouldn't want to go into a "newly uploaded" collection and manually add and remove videos.
Will it automatically update the collection created from a playlist when new videos are added to the playlist on youtube?
An absolute must for me. A list view of the collection and the ability to change the location of a video by typing in a number. For whatever reason it seems to add the videos in a weird order (I have a playlist with 115 videos, the first 15 videos are counting down from number 15 to 1, then after 1 it shows the newest uploaded video (number 115, then 114, 113, etc...)). Not sure if it does this with all playlists or after 100 videos are reached but slowly dragging the 15 videos to the correct place is very tedious. Have a little input box in a corner of the video thumbnail where you can type in where you want to place that video or some other way of quickly being able to reorganize. It seems to add videos randomly in some way, take a look at this collection as an example: http://huzzaz.com/collection/john-rambo-presents-the-show and the youtube playlist here to show that the videos are in fact in order: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD33B0E548BB504F4
It's a mess trying to organize large playlists in the proper order.
Some control over how many videos per row or how many columns would be great. I've ran into some problems with certain themes where it's far too narrow (like the wordpress 2014 one) due to only showing 3 videos per row.
Lastly, one feature I would absolutely love is if you can add multiple collections to one page (if this is not already implemented, again, not too sure since there is a lack of information on the website). I'm not entirely sure what the best way to go about this would be from a development standpoint but I'm thinking create columns of videos from each collection. Click on a video and it would play it above the columns in a larger player.
If these things are resolved and added, easily five stars. This has a lot of potential and I hope my comments and rating isn't taken too harshly.
It's very functional, simple, and easy to use. It's still in beta so I'm sure it will just get better as it goes!
Huzzaz is a breeze to use. Took almost no thought to put together my gallery, and then implement it into my WP site. Emailed support with a question and they got back instantly, and were very nice. A+