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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.

9 reviews
Average Rating
3.3 out of 5 stars
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Plugin features don't work in WP 4.0 and above
By , for WP 4.1.1

Haven't seen an update since WP went to 4.0 months ago. This plugin doesn't work at all. When trying to create a playlist, it shows that there is 29 pages worth of media in the library but doesn't display a single file for me to use. Look elsewhere for your video needs.

Not compatible w. iOS
By , for WP 4.1.1

A live audio-stream in a WP post does play nicely on the computer (Mac, WinDOS, Linux), even on Android, but not on iOS. Read somewhere to set autoplay to false, but that didn't help.
If it is not compatible w. all devices/platforms, I cannot use it, sorry :(

Does not work
By , for WP 3.5.1

Videos are vanishing after a while, only the short code of the player is visible on the page!

Stay away from their adsolution! Porn!
By , for WP 3.5.1

I've been using these guys for a while now. Recently I upgraded my phone and didn't have my adblocker turned on. I visited my website and all of a sudden I'm seeing porn! I refresh a few times and don't see it again. But all of a sudden the Google Play store opens up automatically to a game page! WTF?!?!

I contacted the developer about this issue, and they setup a test ad for me because they couldn't recreate it on my site and blamed another ad provider. Well, after about a day of refreshing on THEIR site I got both of the annoying and inappropriate popups!

They said that there is nothing that they could do about it and suggested I should look for another adsolution!

Stay away!

not work
By , for WP 3.5

not work with my website links.

Glitch when inserting images since upgrading
By , for WP 3.4.2

Since upgrading to JWPlayer 6 if authors attempt to insert an image into a post, it results in an empty shortcode [jwplayer] being inserted. When I reverted back to JWPlayer 5 it worked normally again.

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.

JW6 is a mammoth disappointment
By , for WP 3.5.1

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

http://wp.hjcs.org/features

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?

http://wp.hjcs.org/recorded-classes

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

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