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Flash Video Player


The flash video plugin for WordPress allows the addition of video (and other media) to a WordPress website using standards-compliant markup and the leading open source software (Jeroen Wijering’s FLV Player and Geoff Stearns’ SWFObject Javascript Library). A full options menu is available with post-level overrides for endless customization. Installation is quick and easy, and no additional setup/coding/php knowledge is required. This plugin is low footprint, creating no tables, and uninstalling cleanly. Version 5 provides full support for skinning the player, integration with Google Analytics, and the capability to display ads from LongTail Solutions.


  • Administrative Options Panel
  • Player Embedded in Post with Custom Poster Frame
  • Floating Controls
  • Custom Watermark Logo
  • Custom Player Colors
  • LongTail Ads


  1. Download and unzip the current version of the flash video plugin.
  2. Transfer the entire flash-video-player directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. That’s it! You’re done. You can now enter the following into a post or page in WordPress to insert a video: [flashvideo file=video/video.flv /]


I have activated the plugin, but don’t see the video player. What do I do?

Check and make sure that you have the appropriate hook in your template file for the header: <?php wp_head(); ?>

How can I get help?

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