Best WordPress Plugins to Insert Videos in your Blog Posts

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’.

Best WordPress Plugins to insert Videos

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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!

Smart YouTube Pro

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.

Viper’s Video Quicktags

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.

WordPress Video Plugin

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.

ProPlayer

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.

JW Player for WordPress

This plugin comes from the house ofย  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.

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Comments

  1. I must say thank you Ammit because I have been looking a lot for this kind of plugins because I am willing to start a small video blog. It will surely help.

    • I’ve never used any plugin for inserting videos in blog posts. I just copy the embedded code from youtube.com and place it in HTML editor ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Yeah I too use embed code for my blog post Ammar (Example : http://www.itechcode.com/2013/01/23/space-settlers-multiplayer-rts-game-on-iphone-ipad-that-cant-help-feeling-like-a-relic/), But I researched and found this plugins really useful with lots of features like, with those plugins we can use different Skins, Custom Playlists, Youtube Playlists, Audio Visualizer,, Displaying Watermarks, Video Ratings, video deep linking support, autoplay videos etc which is not possible with embed code only.
        Hope now it’s clear to you why I have listed those Plugins.
        Thanks.
        Keep Visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Excellent Amit!

          Cheers!

          • Just like Ammar said I have never used any plugin to insert video into any of my blog posts. Why using that when it is available in html embedded code. ๐Ÿ˜›

            Yeah! It’s obvious that using plugin we will get nice features but why doing that when it is available in just one click? ๐Ÿ˜€

          • As you can see what I replied to Ammar ๐Ÿ™‚ Those features will be not available in just one click ๐Ÿ˜‰
            For my niche sites I usually insert videos and love to trick those videos, and Smart YouTube Pro plays a vital role.
            BTW Its really help me to get a huge visit as well for my niche site. And as we know if we will get visit then we can convert those visits to sales ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Hello Amit,
    I would like to say thanks to you, Today you share a great list of WP plugins by which we can add video into a post. yeah, you are right that an image speaks alot words. Because we already know that a human mind will always catch videos and images as compared to the text.
    thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Tarun Jaitely says:

    Nice list Amit ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am using WordPress Video Plugin for one of my blog and happy with this plugin.

  4. I got to see some unique stuff…Thanks a lot for sharing these plugins.

  5. Hey AMit,
    Thanks for listing these services. I remember the first time I tried inserting video into wordpress, it took me crazy amount of time. I finally got a simple solution from YouTube.

    You mentioned that Smart YouTube Pro works for other networks. I’ll surely be trying this out.

    Hope you have a great week

    • Hi Enstine,

      Thanks glad you liked the post. Yeah please give it a try, Smart YouTube Pro is working like a charm for me ๐Ÿ™‚
      Loving it.
      Thanks, Keep visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hey! Amit ,

    Generally I prefer to embed the YouTube videos directly into my posts using the embed code provided by YouTube . I believe that it is useless to use a plugin for a functionality that can be done just by copying and pasting .

    • Hi Navneet,
      If you will need to use different Skins, Custom Playlists, YouTube Playlists, Audio Visualizer for your Iserted Videos Then what you will do?

      BTW There are lots of things we require when we insert videos on Blog Post Such as Displaying Watermarks, Video Ratings, video deep linking support, autoplay videos etc.

      Now i would love to hear your answer, Can you tweak your embed Code? How you will do? ๐Ÿ™‚

      So for me those plugins are not useless ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hey! Amit .

        I know one thing that we can’t tweak the code accordingly for these functions . But why do we need such plugins . Is there any use of skins , Watermarks .

        We can place the Watermark while making the video itself .

        Thanks for the swift reply anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ . Yeah! But one mistake that I committed is calling them useless .

        • Aha ! Yeah Navneet, If you will run a video blog then it will require brother.

          Whenever I insert videos on landing pages for my niche blogs, Smart YouTube Pro Plays a vital role….

          Yeah its true that if you hardly insert 1 videos out of your 100 Blog then i must say, No need to use those plugins.

          Hope its clear Now? Let me know if you want any reply, i would love to clear your doubts.
          Thanks
          Cheers!

  7. I hope there was a like button for comments on WordPress too ….

  8. Hi Amit,

    Thanks for this plugin Video List!I am currently Using Smart youtube Pro! ๐Ÿ™‚ and it is Nice ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mosam

  9. Great list of video plugins Amit!

    I was using ‘Smart YouTube Pro’ for a while, but decided to uninstall it as it was slowing down my site. I may have to check out some of the others that you have mentioned here.

  10. Mohsin Waheed says:

    Amit you know that we all are very lazy and like all other I also just cop past the code but after reading the features of these plugins surly going to try one of these.

    • Yeah me too Mohsin ๐Ÿ˜‰
      BTW i am using Smart Youtube pro, Give it a try you will love it for sure.
      Thanks for dropping your comment Brother.
      Keep visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Clad Trebes says:

    Wow this is a comprehensive list, I usually just embed videos into my blog posts when I want to include them. Having said that though I am going to have a look into these and see if I can install onto my site to improve the user experience.

    Thanks for this post!

    Clair

  12. Rajkumar Jonnala says:

    I have never used video plugins in WordPress. I usually embed it with the help of scripts. I would like to have try at smart YouTube Pro.

  13. You run a huge issue with Shortcode that must be considered, what if plugin is no longer being developed, supported or doesn’t work with future WordPress upgrade? Then you are stuck finding and replacing short code in every previous post. This is why I switched to using either Google iFrame embed code, or WordPress natively will auto translate the share link into a full post wide player for your blog by default with the last few versions.

    I use Viewbix player when I need to customize the player/wrapper around YouTube and add actionable functionality to the player.

  14. Thanks for the share Amit. But if I am not wrong, the interface of WordPress also allows to upload and share videos in the blog post right?

  15. I just knew the embed videos trick to place youtube videos only on blog post. But this post has useful tips and suitable plugins. Great! Love it.

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