WordPress bloggers are hosting and showcasing their video and audio files on their blogs in as many ways as possible. It is possible due to the availability of many plugins for the WordPress. The process of adding video, audio and other multimedia files to your WordPress blog can be very simple or complex, depending on what kind of results you want. Choosing the right plugin is up to you and your media needs. It is always advisable keep backup of your audio and video files you want to post in your blogs as some of the multimedia sites may go out of business anytime.

For your ready reference I've tried to provide some of the popular video plugins available for the publication of video using WordPress and their source. One more important thing all plugins described below can be had without spending money as they are FREE for download.

Video, Audio, and Multimedia WordPress Plugins

These plugins will handle audio, video, podcasts, and just about every multimedia format.

  • Viper's Video Quicktags WordPress Plugin - This plugin allows you to add quicktag buttons for fast linking the video files. This plugin can be downloaded from- http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/vipers-video-quicktags. The plugins I am going to name here allows you embedding of variety of video files and allows you really simple way of customization.

Flash Video Plugins

WordPress Plugins for producing Flash or Flash videos are described below. These plugins are also available for free as the video plugins:

  • WPvideo - This plugin allow you to insert flash videos (YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe) in your own post or pages in an easy way, can display more info about video (Title, author, description, etc) and let users download the video using DownThisVideo (http://downthisvideo.com). http://www.skarcha.com/wp-plugins/wpvideo/
  • WP-FLV Flash Video Player Plugin - this plugin simplifies the process of inserting Flash video files (.flv) inside a WordPress post or page. http://roel.meurders.nl/wordpress-plugins/wp-flv-video-player-plugin/
  • Easy Inline SWF Plugin for WordPress - Allows you to insert Flash files in .swf format into any place of your WordPress post, automatically detecting default size for the animation. http://macdiggs.com/index.php/2006/09/13/easy-inline-swf-10-plugin-for-wordpress/
  • SatayTube WordPress Plugin - Flash Satay is a method to embed flash movie into HTML document. It is not only W3C valid, but also supported by almost all browsers. SatayTube is a wordpress plugin which can automatically transfer the codes provided by Youtube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, or Brightcove.com into Flash Satay format. A custom alternative picture would be shown up if the adobe flash player is not installed. http://jerome.zh-tw.org/archives/151
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Self-Hosted Video WordPress Plugins

Supports video files on your blog's server. To use these, upload the video file to your blog's site and then link to the file with the options found in the Plugin.

  • Windows Media Embedding Plugin - For adding WMV's to wordpress. The plugin is based on my seemingly useful QuickTime Embedding Plugin mentioned below. http://www.mobvcasting.com/wp/?p=380
  • QuickTime Embedded WordPress Plugin - This plugin corrects the problem that occurs wehn adding Quicktime movies to wordpress whereby wordpress automatically adds paragraph and breaks the embed and object tags. http://www.mobvcasting.com/wp/?p=118

Off-site Hosted Video WordPress Plugins

Videos hosted off your site from YouTube, Google Video, or one of more than a dozen different video hosting services. The following video WordPress Plugins are designed for the most part to only handle video files not hosted on your site, only videos hosted off-site on one of the many video hosting services. Some will host many different video hosting services, while others are limited to only one specific service.

  • WPVideo Plugin - is considered by many to be the easiest Video Plugin to use for embedding video hosted off your blog. Once installed, just add the tag snippet with a link to any YouTube, Google Video, MetaCafe, or other hosted site video file into a post and the video automatically displays. Configuration includes display of additional data such as video title, duration, and a download link. http://www.skarcha.com/wp-plugins/wpvideo/
  • Link.de - Videopop WordPress Plugin - http://www.lynk.de/wordpress/videopop/
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518657606 Alex Flom

    Nice list!
    We are also developing a WordPress video plugin, that is turning static web-pages into interactive 3D videos.
    It is called VideoMat, and we are looking for beta testers!
    Sign up at: http://www.videomat.tv/.

  • Dilip Adhikari


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000932529290 Kalpana Dhanasekaran

    I want the wordpress plugin for video gallery where I hav eto upload the video file.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001362834488 Laeylagul Leylagul

    ery nice plugin to add Youtube video on blog , I had use it on my blog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001523672624 Don Jesu

    Your article on video plugin for wordpress is very interesting and appealing to readers. Thanks and wish to post you more article about it http://shareitto.com.

  • Randall Carroll

    How about collaborative, user generated video for your blog?
    Yep, it's possible.

  • flash gallery

    I have used some of them and know how great is to work with them but certainly will be looking at some of the plugins from your list that I haven’t used before.

  • http://www.hdflvplayer.net/ Flv Player

    I found your site very interesting and informative...

  • Flash-video-news

    wow. this is great. so many resources on here. I've used WPVideo and WP-FLV Flash Video Player Plugin but I didn't know about the others. Time to branch out! Thanks again!!

  • eyefox

    Thanks for share ! It's useful for my site !

  • http://www.azadshaikh.com Azad Shaikh

    Thanks for this awesome post. i was looking for flv player for one of my client and you just listed out the best available. I am using Anarchy Media Player for my client's blog.

    Warm Regards,
    Azad Shaikh (The Internet Geek)

  • Devin

    This is an excellent post, good stuff. I'm wondering though... for videos you are hosting yourself I believe there is a better plug-in that I haved used based on Microsoft's Silverlight. I'll let you know the name if I find out what it is called.

  • http://www.momdot.com/ trisha

    i have been looking all over the net for a plugin that does galleries like tubepress, but i dont want to use youtube videos..i wnat to use my own. There are lots of themes that do this like cafepress and the redcarpet theme, so i know its possible...i just cant figure it out!

  • Buzzknow

    this is grreat lists!!

    thanks for share :)


  • newcasinoforyou

    me too! thanks for help

  • jonathan

    killer post, u just helped me big time. thanks

  • http://casininio.com/ casininio

    So let me see if i get it right. If I want to host the video my self not in youtube or so i should use the WordPress Video Plugin ?

    • http://www.reelseo.com/mark/ reelseo

      Do you have wordpress as your CMS? There are lots of ways to do this.. Let me know

  • http://www.reelseo.com Mark Robertson

    You know, I kind of thought so but didn't want to leave someone hanging just in case. I thought it was odd as there was no link back and that usually is what they are trying to do with these stupid auto comments generators. Thanks for cluing me in ;-)