Cloudflare Stream Video

Description

  • Block native player
  • Multiple playback options
  • Distribute videos with unique URLs or embed code
  • Per minute pricing
  • Adaptive bitrate streaming
  • Video storage included
  • Workflow integration with webhooks
  • REST API support

Developers

  • This plugin lets you easily add block native videos to your WordPress sites

Marketers

  • Stream videos natively without ads or recommended videos
  • Minimal streaming costs based on engagement and views

Site Owners

  • Easily add videos to your pages with no technical or video expertise needed

* Please Note *

This plugin requires an account on Cloudflare.com to upload and stream videos. Existing Cloudflare Stream users will be able to retrieve videos from their Stream library from the WordPress editor. Currently only users with the “administrator” role can leverage some features.

Screenshots

  • Uploading a video
  • Browsing the Cloudflare Stream Library

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Cloudflare Stream Video

Installation

  1. Signup for a free or paid account on Cloudflare.com
  2. Change your DNS settings to Cloudflare
  3. Enable Stream from the Cloudflare dashboard
  4. Install the Stream for WordPress plugin
  5. Add API exchange keys

FAQ

1) Do I need a Cloudflare account to use this plugin?

Yes. Sign up for a free or paid Cloudflare plan that maps to your site’s domain address. Once your account is activated, you can obtain the API key to enable the plugin.

2) Is there a cost to use this plugin?

Stream charges for storage and views based on minutes. Storage costs $5 per thousand minutes worth of video content. As videos get watched, incremental costs of $1 per thousand minutes viewed apply. These costs are in addition to any other Cloudflare free or paid subscription plan you signed up.

3) My site is already connected to Cloudflare, can I use this?

Yes. If you are already a Stream user you only need to activate the plugin using the API key. If you haven’t enabled Stream yet, login to your Cloudflare account and enable the feature to receive an API activation key for the plugin.

4) Can I use this plugin to deliver live streams?

No. Stream only supports on-demand video streaming.

5) How is this different from using an embedded YouTube player link?

Stream lets you own and control the video viewing experience and is ideal for videos that require a paid subscription.

Reviews

December 17, 2020
If you're using the block editor and want to use CloudFlare Stream to host your videos, this might be useful (although it looks like there's no way to set a posterframe, which would be a problem for us since it can't be done on the CloudFlare Stream dashboard either)... for those of us who don't use the block editor, it's pointless. I was hoping to have something that would integrate with the Media Library so that we could access our videos from either the Classic editor or the page builder we use. No such luck. Has anyone found a plugin that will integrate CloudFlare Stream videos into the Media Library interface?
November 30, 2020
doesn't really work well and also allows for 1/10 of CF stream potentialities and functionalities. It would have been nice to have domain allowing capabilities and also that it would support import videos into CF and WPBackery, Divi, BEaver or other major blocks builders for WP. I am very disappointed.
June 11, 2020
It is a birth to connect and then it only works with blocks, it does not have an upload to the classic editor and neither through MIDIA, nor anywhere. Very bad.
July 5, 2020
2.This plugin has so much potential, but for some reason I cannot make it so a person can ONLY upload. I know, I seen that before (upload only option) but I've now tried each user role and it either has upload or stream only. I DON'T WANT EVERY USER BEING ABE TO VIEW EVERY USERS POST IN TH STREAM LIBRARY. Please I'd appreciate any help. 1.I just added this plugin and configured it. So far I got mixed reviews and overall it is still a good plugin. A plus is I can see all the videos I uploaded through stream in my WordPress media library. A negative is it seems to only work with Gutenberg editor. I will be back to give a full review once I test it out some more
November 6, 2019
On the description, we can read Secures video access with signed URLs But this feature is not available, the support says that is necessary to implement it :/
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Contributors & Developers

“Cloudflare Stream Video” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.3

  • TUS uploader fix to support large files.

1.0.2

  • Restores Javascript-based uploader client for TUS protocol for users with the administrator role.

1.0.1

  • Security Patch – Removes Javascript-based uploader client for TUS protocol in preparation for PHP-based client.
  • Updates Heap Analytics application ID.

1.0

  • First release of Stream Plugin for WordPress