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
  • Supports VAST ad insertions
  • Secures video access with signed URLs
  • 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/block-video
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

July 13, 2019
You upload videos one at a time through the block. Videos then appear in the media library but you can only add them to posts using the block that the plugin provides. You can't then use them in other ways once they're uploaded which is annoying. Also, videos uploaded directly to Stream don't appear, so you have to upload them via the block which means you can't bulk upload. Also, the Cloudflare stream dashboard is pretty basic. So this approach is fine if you're using a small number of videos but it's not ideal if you are working with a lot of videos as you have to do a lot of individual work for each video. So this plugin doesn't actually make life any easier, quicker etc. It's just a different way of doing something with no added efficiencies or benefits. So I wouldn't recommend using it, even though it worked fine within the limitations I've described. I am instead just uploading videos directly to Stream and then embedding them using the code they provide. This method is quicker as you can bulk upload and it's also more versatile as you can use the videos outside of the block editor. I'm happy to amend this review if and when it improves.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

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