Video player plugins provide easy ways for you to add videos to your site, no matter your reason or need for adding them. There are multiple ways to add a video to a web page with WordPress, and among the most popular methods are:
- Embed from YouTube.
- Embed from Vimeo.
- Self-host with your WordPress installation.
There are a lot of plugins that do all of these and more. Here are 27 best video player plugins for WordPress.
1. Responsive YouTube Playlist Video Player
Responsive YouTube Playlist Video Player is a premium video player WordPress plugin that plays YouTube videos and playlists. It imports videos and playlists from a playlist ID, channel ID or video ID.
2. Elite Video Player
Elite Video Player is a premium video player plugin that lets you play YouTube videos, Vimeo videos and self-hosted videos. It also supports video ads and lets you import playlists.
3. HTML5 Video Player (CodeCanyon)
HTML5 Video Player is a simple premium HTML5 video player plugin that comes with multiple skins and styles. You can use it to create a playlist that displays your playlist to the right or on the bottom. You can even forego a playlist altogether.
4. Video Gallery
Video Gallery is a premium video player WordPress plugin that displays YouTube, Vimeo and self-hosted videos in a playlist, though you can play single videos as well. It comes with several skins and other customizable features.
5. YouTube Vimeo Video Player & Slider
YouTube Vimeo Video Player & Slider is a premium video player plugin that can be used as a Vimeo player, a YouTube player or a multimedia slider. You can even create playlists that combine Vimeo and YouTube videos.
6. Universal Video Player
Universal Video Player is a premium plugin that shares many similarities with the previous plugin, except this plugin does not have any slider capabilities. It does, however, have more layout and style options.
7. Video Player & Fullscreen Video Bgd.
This premium plugin uses an HTML5 video player that plays YouTube, Vimeo and self-hosted videos. It also allows you to insert a background video on various pages of your site.
8. YouTube Channel Gallery
YouTube Channel Gallery is a free plugin that lets you play a YouTube video on your site and display a grid of thumbnails for other videos directly beneath it.
ProgressionPlayer is a premium yet simple video player that also plays audio and image slideshows. It comes with custom skins and supports playlists.
10. Easy Video Player
Easy Video Player is a simple yet powerful free video player plugin. You can play videos hosted on other sites or videos hosted on your own site. It comes with custom skins, autoplay capabilities, auto-mute capabilities and more.
11. Videojs HTML5 Player
Videojs HTML5 Player is another free plugin that shares the same functionality as the previous plugin. This plugin, however, uses the Videojs framework.
12. Flowplayer 6 Video Player
Flowplayer 6 Video Player is yet another plugin similar to the previous two plugins only this one was developed with Flowplayer, an open-source video player.
13. Flowplayer HTML5 for WordPress
Flowplayer HTML5 for WordPress is a free plugin developed by the makers of Flowplayer. It brings the player to WordPress, allowing you to manage and play self-hosted videos on your website.
14. Responsive Video Light
Responsive Video Light is a free video player plugin that lets you embed YouTube or Vimeo videos on a post, page or text widget using a simple shortcode.
15. Advanced Responsive Video Embedder
Advanced Responsive Video Embedder is a simple and free video player plugin whose primary function is to replace the default video embedder built into WordPress. It also comes with additional styles and functionality.
16. FV Flowplayer Video Player
FV Flowplayer Video Player is another free Flowplayer video player plugin that plays YouTube, Vimeo and self-hosted videos as well as playlists. It also supports ads and stats.
17. Brid Video Easy Publish
Brid Video Easy Publish is a free video player plugin that lets you play videos in various ways. This includes YouTube, Vimeo and self-hosted videos but also includes streaming from such services as Amazon Cloudfront.
18. WordPress Vimeo Videos
WordPress Vimeo Videos is a free and dedicated WordPress plugin for Vimeo videos. It lets you grab videos from channels, users, categories and groups, and each video features the video’s title and description.
19. S3Bubble Video Player
S3Bubble Video Player is a free video player plugin that differs from the previous plugins. This plugin lets you stream videos you host with Amazon S3, Amazon’s cloud storage solution.
20. HTML5 Video Player (WordPress.org)
HTML5 Video Player is a free video player plugin that lets you play self-hosted videos on your website with ease. It’s a simple player with limited functionality, but it has a user-friendly interface.
21. Huzzaz Video Gallery
Huzzaz Video Gallery is a free video player plugin that lets you insert playlists on your site using YouTube or Vimeo videos. You’ll organize your content using a drag-and-drop interface.
22. Video Gallery and Player
Video Gallery and Player is a free video player plugin that lets you play nearly any form of video. It has support for playlists.
23. Frames Video Player
Frames Video Player is a simple yet powerful free video player plugin. It lets you play videos in multiple formats, and you get to choose between playing single videos or playlists.
24. Video Player
Video Player is another free video player plugin that lets you play videos in a number of different formats. It has support for playlists and autoplay features.
25. YourChannel: YouTube Video Gallery
YourChannel is a free video player plugin that’s different from the rest of the bunch. This plugin lets you turn your website into a hub for your YouTube channel.
26. Featured Video Plus
Featured Video Plus is a free plugin that works like the Featured Image feature in WordPress. It lets you add videos in multiple formats in place of featured images.
27. WordPress Video Player
WordPress Video Player is a free HTML5 video player plugin that makes it easy for you to play self-hosted videos and playlists on your site. It comes with custom skins, but you’ll need to upgrade to the premium version to remove the developer’s watermark.