A video plugin for WordPress built on the Video.js HTML5 video player library. Allows you to embed video in your post or page using HTML5 with Flash fallback support for non-HTML5 browsers.
View videojs.com for additional information.
Video Shortcode Options
The location of the h.264/MP4 source for the video.
The location of the Theora/Ogg source for the video.
The location of the VP8/WebM source for the video.
The location of the YouTube source for the video.
The location of the poster frame for the video.
The width of the video.
The height of the video.
Start loading the video as soon as possible, before the user clicks play.
Use ‘auto’, ‘metadata’, or ‘none’. Auto will preload when the browser or device allows it. Metadata will load only the meta data of the video.
Start playing the video as soon as it’s ready. Use ‘true’ or ‘false’.
Causes the video to start over as soon as it ends. Use ‘true’ or ‘false’.
Use ‘false’ to hide the player controls.
Use ‘true’ to initially mute video.
Add a custom ID to your video player.
Add a custom class to your player. Use full for floating the video player using ‘alignleft’ or ‘alignright’.
Text Tracks are a function of HTML5 video for providing time triggered text to the viewer. To use tracks use the [track] shortcode inside of the [video] shortcode. You can set values for the kind, src, srclang, label, and default attributes. More information is available in the Video.js Documentation.
[videojs][track kind="captions" src="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-captions.vtt" srclang="en" label="English" default="true"][/videojs]
All Attributes Example
[videojs mp4="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.mp4" ogg="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.ogg" webm="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.webm" poster="http://video-js.zencoder.com/oceans-clip.png" preload="auto" autoplay="true" width="640" height="264" id="movie-id" class="alignleft" controls="false" muted="true"][track kind="captions" src="http://example.com/path/to/captions.vtt" srclang="en" label="English" default="true"][/videojs]<h3>Video.js Settings Screen</h3>--------------------------
The values set here will be the default values for all videos, unless you specify differently in the shortcode. Uncheck “Use CDN hosted version?” if you want to use a self-hosted copy of Video.js instead of the CDN hosted version. Using the CDN hosted version is preferable in most situations.
If you are using a responsive WordPress theme, you may want to check the Responsive Video checkbox.
Uncheck the Use the [video] shortcode? option only if you are using WordPress 3.6+ and wish to use the [video] tag for MediaElement.js. You will still be able to use the [videojs] tag to embed videos using Video.js.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Upload the
videojs-html5-video-player-for-wordpressfolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Use the [videojs] shortcode in your post or page using the following options.
I’m a long term user of this plugin. It just works!
I tried the plugin with Youtube video with auto play = true.
The first time after page loading the Youtube video was played with only Audio no video.
I tried reloading the page and this time it doesn’t play anything.
Next, I uninstalled, revmoved and start to write this review.
Contributors & Developers
“Video.js – HTML5 Video Player for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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- Updated to use Video.js 4.5
- Various fixes for YouTube videos
- Changed the way js/css is loaded to allow use of do_shortcode()
- Added Muted option
- Fixed a bug with YouTube videos
- Updated to use Video.js 4.3
- Added YouTube plugin for video.js
- Added option to select YouTube video source
- Changed Video.js version to 4.2
- Removed IE6 support for responsive sites, allowing the removal of black bars from the top/bottom of videos
- Updated to use Video.js 4. This is a major update to Video.js so please test this plugin with your site before using it in production. A description of changes in the new version is available at http://blog.videojs.com/post/50021214078/video-js-4-0-now-available.
- Added custom color options to the admin page to allow for easy styling of the player.
- Added a default aspect ratio for responsive videos (16:9).
- Changed the default shortcode to [videojs] (for better compatibility with future WordPress versions).
- Added a shortcode generator to the tinymce editor
- Added “Using Video.js” section and contextual help to admin screen
- New “Responsive Video” option for sites with a responsive layout
- Enqueue scripts and styles
- Fixed preload=”none”.
- Added support for tracks.
- Added loop support.
- Added the ability to disable controls.
- Fixed a bug with the autoplay attribute.
- Fixed mixed-content warnings on SSL pages.
- Added a license to the plugin folder (LGPLv3).
- Fixed a bug with the self-hosted option.
- Updated self-hosted files to Video.js 3.2.0.
- Added an options page to set default values for you video players.
- Added an option to use a self-hosted version of the script instead of the CDN hosted version.
- Added a new class=”” option to the shortcode.
- Minor bug fixes.
- See videojs.com for specific changes to the script.
- Removed files used by old versions of Video.js.
- Upgraded to version 2.0.2 of VideoJS. See videojs.com for specific version updates.
- Added poster to Flash fallback
- Updated to VideoJS 1.1.2
- Fixed the default plugin folder name.
- Fixed an issue with autoplay not working correctly.
- Updated to latest version of VideoJS
- First release.