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WordPress can manage natively video and audio files, but when it comes to play it on your site, your need a plugin. 1player is such a plugin : when you insert a video or audio into a post, it will show a full featured HTML5 player that you can customize to your needs. You can choose to use the native HTML5 player provided by the latest browsers, or use a javascript/flash library to enhance it and provide the same level of service to older browsers. Supported libraries are MediaElementJS and VideoJS, but you can easily add new ones.

1player allows you to save in the Media Library files that are not hosted in your WordPress installation (like a CDN). You can also specify several formats and qualities for each video and asign it a poster image from the Media Library. Another feature is video or audio playlist : the same player is used to display several media, with next and prev buttons to got through the playlist.


Upload the plugin files in your wp-content/plugins directory and go to the Plugins menu to activate it.
Go to Settings > Media menu and customize your player.


The HTML5 player ??? is not supported, can I add it ?

Yes, the plugin has been designed to allow easy extensions to support other HTML5 players. Let’s suppose your player is named “super_html5”. You will have to create a new directory in wp-content/plugins/1player/players/super_html5 that contains a super_html5.php with the following content :

add_action('super_html5_video_render', 'super_html5_render'); function super_html5_render($args){     // $args contains video sources and player options      // display HTML5 video tag     ?><video width="<?php echo $args['width'] ?>" height="<?php echo $args['height'] ?>" src="$args['videos'][0]['html5']['src']['src']" /><?php } 

Where can I find skins for my brand new player ?

The HTML5 native player skin is provided by the visitor browser : Firefox one is different from Safari’s or Chrome’s.
But you can use MediaElementJS or VideoJS to provide the same skin across all browsers. Those players are skinable with CSS. For a personal skin development, please contact 1nterval.

Contributors & Developers

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  • [fix] Update VideoJS to version 4.0.2


  • Initial published version