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Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

Easy responsive video embeds via URLs or shortcodes. Perfect drop-in replacement for WordPress' default embeds. Best plugin for videos?

The best WordPress plugin for videos? Supports close to everything you can imagine, still keeping it easy & simple.

It is very likely the one and only plugin you will ever need to handle video embeds on your WordPress site(s). It goes far beyond just making your videos responsive!

Simple • Lightweight • Responsive • Customizable

Make sure to check out the plugins page for more details on the plugin.


  • ARVE is now SEO friendly. Letting you specify title, description, upload date to provide search engines with the schema.org data they like to have for better indexing.
  • WYSIWYG Editor. No more messing around with shortcodes and previewing.
  • New improved dialog for embedding videos.
  • Embeds via pasting the URL in its own line just like WordPress!
  • magically makes those url embedded videos responsive
  • No 'lock in' for the above' if you use providers WordPress already supports
  • Supports almost every video hoster that supports iframe embed codes.
  • Optionally use very powerful Shortcodes instead
  • One single button for all providers (for most providers not required because of URL embeds, but allows to create custom shortcodes with advanced features within seconds)
  • Responsive embeds with CSS, much better then with Javascript
  • Tries to be as unobtrusive as possible, sets ‘hide brand’ variables if supported, disabled related videos at the end … to help keep people on your site rather then going to YouTube or keep watching videos.
  • Clean shortcode syntax `[arve url="https://youtu.be/yUCFRL43Zm4"]`, no unnecessary shortcode wrapping.
  • Autostart (for providers that support it, mobile browsers prevent this)
  • Custom URL parameters to use all options providers offer
  • Optional maximal width
  • Video alignment
  • Detailed description of options in-place.
  • Custom aspect ratio

This plugin is financed by the awesome buyers of the Pro Addon. The development and support of this plugins has become a almost full time job for me so I hope you understand that I can not make all features gratis and that you purchase it to get extra features support the develoment.

Pro Addon

  • Feel good about yourself
    for supporting my long time work on this plugin. Tons of hours, weekends … always worked on improving it 4+ years.
  • Disable links in embeds (killer feature!)
    For example: Clicking on a title in a YouTube embed will not open a new popup/tab/window. Prevent video hosters to lead your visitors away from your site! Note this also breaks sharing functionality and is not possible when the provider requires flash. Try it on this page. Right click on links still works.
  • Lazyload mode
    Make your site load faster by loading only a image instead of the entire video player on pageload.
  • Lazyload -> Lightbox
    Shows the Video in a Lightbox after clicking a preview image
  • Link -> Lightbox
    Use simple links as triggers for lightboxed videos
  • Show the latest video of a youtube channel by using the channel URL (updated/cached hourly)
  • Automatic or custom thumbnail images
  • Automatic or custom titles on top of your thumbnails
  • 'Grow on click' feature
  • 3 hover styles
  • 2 play icon styles to choose from
  • Responsive thumbnails using cutting edge HTML5 technology
Get the ARVE Pro Addon


Addon makes ARVE ready for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Requires the gratis plugins ARVE and AMP

  • It will display videos embedded with ARVE on AMP pages correctly
  • No options, just works
  • It creates <amp-youtube>, <amp-vimeo>, <amp-dailymotion> elements
  • For all other video hosts supported by ARVE <amp-iframe> element is used
  • Self hosted videos are also supported with <amp-video>
Check out the ARVE AMP Addon


Supported Providers

  1. allmyvideos.net
  2. Alugha
  3. Archive.org
  4. Break
  5. Brightcove
  6. CollegeHumor
  7. Comedy Central
  8. Dailymotion
  9. Facebook
  10. Funny or Die
  11. Gametrailers
  12. IGN
  13. Kickstarter
  14. LiveLeak
  15. Livestream
  16. kla.tv
  17. Metacafe
  18. Movieweb
  19. MPORA
  20. Myspace
  21. Snotr
  22. Spike
  23. TED Talks
  24. Twitch
  25. Ustream
  26. Veoh
  27. Vevo
  28. Viddler
  29. vidspot.net
  30. Vine
  31. Vimeo
  32. XTube
  33. Youku
  34. YouTube
  35. YouTube Playlist
  36. All providers with responsive iframe embed codes


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Finally something that works

So I have a responsive theme but on pages with you tube videos it wasn't making the you tube videos fit in the mobile screen. I have spent the last hour trying many plugins and researching on google and finally I installed this. And I didn't have to update any settings or anything just refreshed a post with videos and all the sudden it is beautiful and responsive on my mobile phone!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!
review by happyecho

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Only Plug-in that worked

I used a lot of high ranking plug-ins but they still broke my design. Downloaded this and worked right away. Thanks!
review by crconnell89


  • Howard Iken of myfloridalaw.com top donor, super nice to me even if I was rude and not deserved it!
  • Ilya Grishkov for bringing up the idea and the first code to cache thumbnail urls.
  • Anybody giving contructive feedback, testing beta versions.
  • Anybody I forgot.

Thanks to the developers of the software used in ARVE

Requires: 4.4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 3 days ago
Active Installs: 60,000+


4.4 out of 5 stars


1 of 2 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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