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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
5 stars
RTMP live channel
By , for WP 3.5.1

rtmp://$OPT:rtmp-raw=rtmp://aljazeeraflashlivefs.fplive.net/aljazeeraflashlive-live//aljazeera_misr_high live=1

sir I have RTMP links like this link up for channels and I want to put it on my
wordpress jw player and this link is working well but,when I try it on the


it doesn't work why and that is what I want to know
how to put rtmp for live chanels on my wordpress???

5 stars
Thanks for a good, free plugin.
By , for WP 3.5.1

This company supplies a full featured video player, with personal support, for free. I have been pleased with this plugin, and have received timely support from longtail as needed.

Good job longtail teem. Keep doing what you're doing.


1 star
Does not work
By , for WP 3.5.1

Videos are vanishing after a while, only the short code of the player is visible on the page!

1 star
Stay away from their adsolution! Porn!
By , for WP 3.5.1

I've been using these guys for a while now. Recently I upgraded my phone and didn't have my adblocker turned on. I visited my website and all of a sudden I'm seeing porn! I refresh a few times and don't see it again. But all of a sudden the Google Play store opens up automatically to a game page! WTF?!?!

I contacted the developer about this issue, and they setup a test ad for me because they couldn't recreate it on my site and blamed another ad provider. Well, after about a day of refreshing on THEIR site I got both of the annoying and inappropriate popups!

They said that there is nothing that they could do about it and suggested I should look for another adsolution!

Stay away!

1 star
not work
By , for WP 3.5

not work with my website links.

1 star
Glitch when inserting images since upgrading
By , for WP 3.4.2

Since upgrading to JWPlayer 6 if authors attempt to insert an image into a post, it results in an empty shortcode [jwplayer] being inserted. When I reverted back to JWPlayer 5 it worked normally again.

1 star
JW Player 6 plugin does not work with audio anymore.
By , for WP 3.5.1

If I revert back to 5, audio works again.

Steps to reproduce the issue.

Open a post for editing.
Click Add Media
Click one audio file (mp3, m4a, or wav)
The insert JW Player button does not show up.

In ver 5, the button shows up fine.

5 stars
One of very few that integrates fully with WP
By , for WP 3.5.1

I've been looking for a HTML5 player for some time, and found a very few candidates for my requirements:
Ease of use
Integrates and adheres to WP methodology and menus
Works in all major web browsers
Automatic fallback when html fails.

One of the most annoying replies I have received from the premium plugin providers in regards to integration to WP media library (the majority of plugins today require you to copy the shortcode into the post, instead of selecting the media and then click insert media to have the required shortcode inserted to the post as is the default WP method) is:

"From past experience we know that including such a feature in a plugin that will be used in various themes (themes which are not built by us) can lead to conflicts (especially with themes that are not properly built).
For this reason we have the shortcode available which is a basic copy & paste procedure

This kind of attitude from a premium plugin is not acceptable to me, but it's been so hard to find a [premium]plugin that makes it simple, so that I can focus on content and not code.

This plugin is expensive as a premium version, but is a must if you want your site clean and without the JW watermark for one.

Thanks for making self-hosted video on WP easy!

1 star
JW6 is a mammoth disappointment
By , for WP 3.5.1

Two pages on my site will illustrate my problem with JW6.


There are two audio selections on this page. With JW5, as you can see, each MP3 file gets a nice compact little player. When I "upgraded" to JW6, each file gets a video player complete with a "full screen" option. Who needs that for MP3?


The source for this page is http://hjcs.org/podgen11/feed.xml which is a podcast created by Podcast Generator (http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/). JW5 is the only audio player I know that can play such a podcast in this manner. With JW6 I got an error saying that there is no playable file.

Why does 6 lack these basic features?

1 star
not work
By , for WP 3.4.2

does not work and I do not say I did not occupy wordpress

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