It’s general saying that an image is worth thousand words. Well, I completely do agree with it. You might also be. The ones who are not, might be new to the virtual world of web. As a blogger, I know that how important it is to make the post informative. The insertion of images in the posts help me to make them informative and explanatory. Adding images in blog posts is becoming common nowadays, as almost every blogger knows that no one on this earth has time to dive into the sea of black words to pick informative points. Everyone lives on the ideology of ‘keep it simple silly’.
If the still images can make any blog post informative, then why can’t the moving images, the ‘videos’ make them so? Well, they can, even more informative and better than what images can, but it seems that most of bloggers just don’t care about it! They are not ready to take time to insert the videos in their blog posts. Lazy bloggers!!
Well, I don’t know about others, but the ones having their blogs on popular blogging platform ‘WordPress’ must not give excuse that inserting videos in blog posts take time. I wonder if they excuse so, as the wide no. of plugins are there to help them in this cause. Possibly, they might not be familiar with the WordPress plugins that make the video blogging, a damn simple and fun task. All such pals, just don’t panic, as I am listing down the best WordPress plugins to insert videos in blog posts. Check them out!
Unquestionably the best and most downloaded plugin to insert videos in blog posts. Though the name of plugin might give you a feel that it is meant fro video streaming giant ‘YouTube’ only, but that’s not in real. Along with the support for videos of YouTube, it also supports other video sharing sites like Vimeo, Metacafe and Liveleak. Want to insert Facebook videos? Do it by using this plugin. The major features of this plugin include- high definition video protocols support, video deep linking support, autoplay videos etc. As it’s very easy to work with this plugin, so it’s recommended for newbies. The advanced features of the plugin make me to recommend it to every WordPress blogger.
The plugin supports the insertion of videos hosted sites like YouTube, Google Video. DailyMotion, Vimeo etc. The video formats supported are AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV etc. The best part of this plugin is that it does not want you to enter into the world of complexity, for a simple task of video editing. Just get the URL of video and embed it in your post. As simple as 1-2-3 count. The plugin has been downloaded more than 1 million times so far. Go, increase the count 1 more.
Just point your browser to the download page of this plugin ( click on its name above! ) and you will come to know the video sites that this plugin supports. A long-long list! May be this is the reason that why this plugin is about to touch the half million downloads, and is shining here in the
list of best video plugins for WordPress.
Another plugin with support of almost all major video sharing websites. The videos are places into your posts by JW FLV Player. The plugin packs good features in it. A few are 27 different Skins, Custom Playlists, Youtube Playlists, Displaying Watermarks, Audio Visualizer, Video Ratings etc. The plugin has got good feedback from its users, resulting its star rating to be 4.3 out of 5.
This plugin comes from the house of creator of JW Player, ‘LongTail Video’. It makes the embedding of HTML5 and Flash videos in your WordPress blog posts, a damn simple task. It allows you to insert videos from external sources like YouTube and RTMP streams. The interface of plugin is very intuitive which makes the video embedding and customization, a fun thing to do.