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JW Player for Flash & HTML5 Video

The JW Player WordPress Plugin enables you to embed Flash and HTML5 audio and video, plus RTMP and YouTube streams, on your site using JW Player 6.

29 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Este plugin de videos es una maravilla
By , for WP 3.9.2

Este plugin me ha ayudado a convertir mi sitio web de video en sitio profesional, es muy sencillo de utilizar y permite una incorporación de videos con una facilidad increíble.
LaEste plugin ha hecho de vajinas un mejor lugar, por eso y por más estoy agradecida con las personas que dedican trabajo y esfuerzo para hacer que este plugin funcione mucho mejor.

4 stars
Great plugin !
By ,

Hi ! Good job here, the plugin works perfectly.

I just have one question, I'm a free user of the plugin, and i want my video to loop on the background, but there is around 30 seconds of black screen delay between the end of my video and the new beginning.

Is there any way to make the video loop right after it ends ?

Thanks a lot !

5 stars
I have before WordPress 3.7.1 and JWPlayer5 "fine"
By ,

I have before WordPress 3.7.1 and JWPlayer5 "fine"
Ufter I upgrade the WordPress to 3.9 and Upgrade the JWPlayer to 6
not work, I got the message "Wrong Source"...I spoke to the guys from Primcast that running my Wowza Broadcast and the stream can se it on the Server but something is wrong with those version that the JWplayer is no working on my WordPress 3.9, can somebody help me ?
The Code from Primcast that generate a code for WordPress is below
<script type='text/javascript' src='http://www.primcast.com/jwplayer6/jwplayer.js'></script>
<div id='player_preview' style='float:left;'>
<video id='video_tag' width='560'height='400' controls autoplay>
<source src='http://boliviaonline.flashmediacast.com:2232/live/livestream/playlist.m3u8' type='video/mp4'>
Your browser does not support the video tag. This text will be replaced. Streaming solutions by Primcast - Shoutcast hosting, Flash Streaming
Watch this stream over RTSP for Android Mozilla
<script type='text/javascript'>
if (navigator.userAgent.match(/Android/i) && navigator.userAgent.match(/Firefox/i) )
{ document.getElementById('android_firefox').style.display = '';
document.getElementById('video_tag').style.display = 'none';
playlist: [{
sources: [
height: 400,
width: 560,
primary: 'flash',
fallback: false,
repeat: true,
autostart: true,
stretching: 'uniform'
thank you
J Alex

4 stars
Captions in Playlists
By , for WP 3.7

How to use Playlists with each Captions Tracks, please? I only know, how to use Playlists, but don't know how to tie Captions Tracks for each of the Video Files there.

Thank you.

5 stars
it works
By , for WP 3.8.1

It`s working fine with 3.8.1 version

3 stars
By , for WP 3.7

I will give it a 4 once they would release the audio fix on mobiles. In which audio looks more like a video than an audio on mobiles.

5 stars
Work fine,
By , for WP 3.7.1

This plugin is work great. It's can config for any size of videos with player. It's can work with no stretching when view in full screen (up to your config)

This plugin works for all my requirements. I use this plugin to embed .mp4 videos that I created with Camtasia Studio. It's work great!

3 stars
works fine, but free version comes with a watermark
By , for WP 3.6.1

Free version comes with a big JW Player watermark, otherwise works ok.

3 stars
Sweet product. Doesn't support captioning. Can't use it.
By , for WP 3.6.1

This is a gorgeous, gorgeous plugin; it works great for what it does; the interface melds seamlessly with the WordPress media interface. Even my most inexperienced users could probably manage using it successfully.

And I absolutely cannot use it, because it doesn't support closed captioning, which is non-negotiable for me, by law. (I run a site for a U.S. federal government research lab.)

If you have to have closed captioning (and really, if you're building sites for the general public and you don't want to slap deaf people in the face and tell them they're not welcome, you *should* use closed captioning -- it's a mensch thing, you know?), keep shopping. This one won't do it for you. Much to my endless, boundless regret. *sigh*

1 star
Big disappointment
By , for WP 3.6

Version 2.x is a major update to the plugin which has removed certain functionalities that are not supported any more in JW Player 6. These functionalities made JW Player 5 far superior to JW Player 6 for the one-website-non-commercial user.

After extensive testing with 2.1.1 I haven't been able to implement Jw6 on my site the way I could with 1.7.2 using JW5. It is much more difficult to customise skins for playlists and has less player setting options.

With all versions of JW6 they've introduced a JW player text link if you right-click on any video. To remove it you have to manually add some tags to each of your WordPress shortcodes. Upgrading from version 5 means going back on all previous videos for the past couple of years and adding these tags if you want to remove the JW link.

It also depends on what type of user you are. There is an obvious move away from users who simply want a one-website-self-hosted video player. It's fine to move towards analytics, encoding and hosting if you don't
leave behind your one-website non-commercial user. Jeroen from longtailvideo states in another post that "basic video playback of an MP4 will become straightforward as HTML5 gains full adoption". That may be true but I, for one, was a loyal user of JW and wouldn't have even considered looking for an alternative until JW6.

As Morten Ross says in his review above the plugin is expensive as a premium version and the pricing structure has also changed which is another big disappointment. The May survey of customers on pricing was totally slanted towards an SaaS hosting content model with pricing based on a set number of site and monthly plays. This is another reason
why I will be keeping abreast of other players for when it's eventually time to move on from JW5.

Some features which were "deprecated" in JW5 are being re-introduced such as horizontal volume sliders and <enclosure> but all-in-all version 2.x (up to 2.1.1 when this review was posted) of this plugin imcorporating JW6 is a huge disappointment and a step backward for me.

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