Plugin Reviews

JW Player for Flash & HTML5 Video

The JW Player WordPress Plugin enables you to embed Flash and HTML5 audio and video, plus RTMP and YouTube streams, on your site using JW Player 6.


33 reviews
Average Rating
3.4 out of 5 stars
JW Player 6 plugin does not work with audio anymore.
By , for WP 3.5.1

If I revert back to 5, audio works again.

Steps to reproduce the issue.

Open a post for editing.
Click Add Media
Click one audio file (mp3, m4a, or wav)
The insert JW Player button does not show up.

In ver 5, the button shows up fine.

One of very few that integrates fully with WP
By , for WP 3.5.1

I've been looking for a HTML5 player for some time, and found a very few candidates for my requirements:
Ease of use
Integrates and adheres to WP methodology and menus
Works in all major web browsers
Automatic fallback when html fails.

One of the most annoying replies I have received from the premium plugin providers in regards to integration to WP media library (the majority of plugins today require you to copy the shortcode into the post, instead of selecting the media and then click insert media to have the required shortcode inserted to the post as is the default WP method) is:

"From past experience we know that including such a feature in a plugin that will be used in various themes (themes which are not built by us) can lead to conflicts (especially with themes that are not properly built).
For this reason we have the shortcode available which is a basic copy & paste procedure

This kind of attitude from a premium plugin is not acceptable to me, but it's been so hard to find a [premium]plugin that makes it simple, so that I can focus on content and not code.

This plugin is expensive as a premium version, but is a must if you want your site clean and without the JW watermark for one.

Thanks for making self-hosted video on WP easy!

JW6 is a mammoth disappointment
By , for WP 3.5.1

Two pages on my site will illustrate my problem with JW6.


There are two audio selections on this page. With JW5, as you can see, each MP3 file gets a nice compact little player. When I "upgraded" to JW6, each file gets a video player complete with a "full screen" option. Who needs that for MP3?


The source for this page is http://hjcs.org/podgen11/feed.xml which is a podcast created by Podcast Generator (http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net/). JW5 is the only audio player I know that can play such a podcast in this manner. With JW6 I got an error saying that there is no playable file.

Why does 6 lack these basic features?

not work
By , for WP 3.4.2

does not work and I do not say I did not occupy wordpress

v1.72 playlist bug on ipad (html5 file) WP3.5
By , for WP 3.5

v1.72 playlist bug on ipad (html5 file) WP3.5
please check

Gets the Job Done
By , for WP 3.4.2

This has been very helpful and it keeps getting better with each new release.

Does the basic well and includes the advanced stuffs
By , for WP 3.4.2

Good job, JW Player! Please keep it up ;)

Won't play portrait MOV format (iPhone, iPad)
By , for WP 3.5

Title says it all. JW player can not handle iOS portrait movies and this 3yr old dev ticket doesn't seem to promising.

If you are expecting MOV uploads from anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device I'd suggest using FV WordPress Flowplayer.

DO NOT upgrade to 1.6.1
By , for WP 3.4.2

I love the JW Plug-in for WordPress (4+ stars)....
Extremely sluggish Page loads after you upgrade to 1.6.1.
I had to revert back to 1.6.0 after the automatic upgrade, and no problems at all.
Make sure you have a back-up of your previous plug-in before attempting.
FYI: so far WP 3.5 works fine with JW Plug-In 1.6.0.

By Plugin Author, for WP 3.4.2

Works well.

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