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rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress

Add albums, photo, audio/video encoding, privacy, sharing, front-end uploads & more. All this works on mobile/tablets devices.

rtMedia is the only complete media solution for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress.

Built with a mobile-first approach, it works on mobile/tablet devices (like iPhone/iPad, Android).

Live Demos

If you're in a hurry, you can skip the long list of features in subsequent sections and just explore live demos!

Video Tour

Since rtMedia has many features video doesn't include all features:

rtMedia Features

  1. Free Audio/Video conversion - rtCamp (company behind rtMedia) has setup dedicated servers to provide free audio/video encoding services for all sites running rtMedia.
  2. WordPress Integration - Display media on WordPress author pages ( eg: http://demo.rtcamp.com/rtmedia/author/admin/media/ )
  3. BuddyPress Integration - Find a new media tab under BuddyPress Profiles & Groups.
  4. BuddyPress Activity Stream - Attach media to activity status updates just like Facebook.
  5. Albums - Organise media into manageable collections. BuddyPress Group albums support collaboration.
  6. Responsive - Album Slideshow (Lightbox), video player, uploads work on mobiles & tablets. Support for swipe guestures.
  7. Privacy - Control who can see media files, albums and BuddyPress activities.
  8. Templating system - Completely customise rtMedia by modifying the template files. Just copy over the template folder to your theme.
  9. Featured Media - This can be used for facebook-style cover photo on profiles.
  10. rtMedia Uploader - Use [rtmedia_uploader] shortcode or <?php rtmedia_uploader() ?> template tag, to show drag-n-drop uploader in any WordPress area (post, page, custom-post, etc).
  11. rtMedia Gallery - Display media gallery anywhere on your site using [rtmedia_gallery] shortcode or <?php rtmedia_gallery ?> template tag.

Audio/Video Conversion

rtMedia has 3 premium solutions to take care of audio/video conversion.

  1. Audio/Video Encoding Service - If free plan is not enough for you, there is monthly subscription service also. Easiest to setup.
  2. FFMPEG-Addon - Requires FFMPEG & Media-Node installed on a VPS/Dedicated server.
  3. Kaltura-Addon - Requires a Kaltura.com account or Kaltura-CE or Kaltura-on-Prem server.

Comparison of audio/video encoding solutions can be found here.

rtMedia Premium Addons

  1. Instagram-Effects - Users can apply Instagram like filters to photos.
  2. Photo-Tagging - Users can tag their friends/other users in photos.
  3. Photo-Watermark - rtMedia Photo Watermark add-on let you watermarked or copyright your uploaded photos.)
  4. Membership - It provides membership functionality in your site.
  5. Social-Sync - It allows you to import media from your Facebook account.
  6. myCRED-Points - It allows you to integrate rtMedia with myCRED and award virtual points for various rtMedia activities, like media upload, likes, deleted, albums creation, playlist, etc.
  7. CubePoints - It allows you to integrate rtMedia with CubePoints and award virtual points for various rtMedia activities, like upload media, delete media, create albums, playlists, etc.
  8. Playlists - This plugin is used to create a playlist for uploaded music file with rtMedia.
  9. Favorites - This plugin allows users to create their own list of favorite media.
  10. Upload-Terms - This plugin is useful to set terms of services page on website during user upload media on website.
  11. Moderation - This plugin is for reporting media if user find offensive.
  12. Custom-Attributes - This plugin is for categorizing media using attributes defined by site owner when uploading.
  13. Docs-and-Other-files - This plugin allows uploading for doc, pdf and other file types such as zip, tar, etc.
  14. Default-Albums - This plugin allows the creation of multiple default albums for rtMedia uploads.
  15. Podcast-Feed - Read rtMedia uploads from iTunes as well as any RSS feed-reader/podcasting software.
  16. Restrictions - Site admin can set limits in terms of total size & file count.
  17. bbPress-Attachments - Attach media files to bbPress forum topics and replies.
  18. WordPress-Sitewide-Gallery - Site admin can create and upload media into WordPress album.
  19. WordPress-Comment-Attachments - Allow users to upload a media file in WordPress comment attachment box.
  20. Social-Sharing - Share uploaded media on social network sites like Facebook, twitter, linkedin, Google+. This addon integrate with rtSocial plugin.
  21. Sidebar-Widgets - This addon provide widgets to upload media and display gallery for rtMedia plugin.
  22. 5-Star-Ratings - User can rate the media files from 1 to 5 star.
  23. Edit-Mp3-Info-(ID3 Tags) - Allow user to edit MP3 FIle Audio tags (ID 3 tags).
  24. Sorting - Sort uploaded media based on file size, ascending/descending title, upload date of media.
  25. Bulk-Edit - Allow users to move files from one album to another, change attributes, change privacy, delete files in bulk.
  26. BuddyPress-Profile-Picture - Allow users to set their profile picture from existing uploaded media file.
  27. Album-Cover-Art - Allow users to set album cover from uploaded image.
  28. Direct-Download-Link - This addon provide a download button for all the uploaded media.
  29. Upload-by-URL - Allow users to upload media using absolute URL.
  30. Likes - This add-on let you know who liked media. User can also see which media file he/she liked under user profile.
  31. Activity-URL-Preview - This addon provides a preview of the URL that is shared and shows up on BuddyPress activity.
  32. View-Counter - Enable view count for all the uploaded media.
  33. Shortcode-Generator - The shortcode generator button added in WordPress post and page editor for all the rtMedia shortcodes.
  34. Album-Privacy - Set album privacy when user create new albums or edit album.
  35. BuddyPress-Group-Media-Control - Allow group owner to provide media upload feature for their group.
  36. Set-Custom-Thumbnail-for-Audio/Video - Allow media owner to change the thumbnail of uploaded audio/video files.

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Requires: WordPress 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.1
Last Updated: 2015-10-6
Active Installs: 20,000+


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