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WordPress Video Plugins

January 20th, 2008 · 5 Comments

It seems like Coolplayer, the plugin I used to use on my WordPress sites, no longer functions. The homepage for the plugin is now in Japanese and none of the installs work any more.

Can anyone recommend a decent WordPress video plugin? I’m also looking for an audio (mp3) plugin too.

I’m toying with the idea of Revver but I’m not sure it will be suitable for non-commercial websites. Anyone got any feedback?

Tags: Blogging

5 responses so far ↓

  • Matt Keegan // Jan 25, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Mike, with the latest version of WordPress, I am finding that all I have to do is embed the code and my videos will play. I guess you’re asking about something else, but the three times I did need to post a video over the past week, WP handled it.

    My name is linked to one of the videos if you want to see what I mean. I hope you find what you want.

  • Mike // Jan 25, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks for dropping by, Matt. I’m looking for an all encompassing plugin which allows ease of use of embedded hosted content (i.e. YouTube, Google video, etc) as well as my own content. For example my video and audio showreels no longer work on my personal site and I don’t want to upload them to YouTube or similar – I’d rather host them on my own server.

    How’s things going on The Auto Writer, by the way?

  • Cobber // Apr 9, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Yup, i had once used this coolplayer plugin on one of my blogs some time ago successfully, and just recently i had thought of using it again on my new video site, but found out that it didn’t work anymore.

    THOUGH, i recently found two sites which are using this plugin, and they worked fine. I know it’s coolplayer plugin they’re using because i checked the code. But i haven’t really got time to check as how they work.

  • Cobber // Apr 9, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I’m back, with the url of the site that i mentioned on my comment above.

    See this http://www.anilinkz.com/utawarerumono/utawarerumono-episode-22/
    -that’s just one example. Actually the whole of that site uses coolplayer plugin to serve their videos. Check the code, it’s obviously coolplayer wordpress plugin.

    Can you figure out how they did it?

  • Mike // Apr 11, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for dropping by with that link, Cobber. Sadly it’s not working today but I’ve seen a number of sites recently using a variant of the Coolplayer plugin and was wondering how they got it to work.

    WordPress 2.5 gives you more options for dropping in multimedia files but I’ve not played around with it extensively to see if it negates the need for a separate plugin.

    I opted to go with PodPress plugin for my embedded video on the site in question and used a Yahoo! branded audio player as well. It all seems to work OK but, as ever, I’m always looking for something better 😀

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