ARVE Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

ARVE Pro

  • Lazyload – Make your site load faster by loading only an image instead of the entire video player on pageload.
  • Lightbox – Shows the Video in a Lightbox after clicking a preview image.
  • Link > Lightbox – Use simple links as triggers for lightboxed videos.
  • Prevent video hosts to lead your visitors away from your site by disabling links in embedded video players. For example: A click on a title in a YouTube embed will not open a new tab. *
  • Automatic or custom thumbnail images and titles.
  • Expand on click.
  • Support for automatic detection of aspect ratio when provider has oembed support.
  • Auto Pause of videos as soon as another is played. (Requires Lazyload or Lightbox mode)
  • Auto close lightbox when Video ends for YouTube, Vimeo and (self hosted) HTML5 Videos.
  • Show the latest video of a YouTube channel by using the channel URL (updated/cached hourly)
  • Responsive thumbnails.
  • Automatic or custom thumbnail images.
  • Automatic or custom titles displayed on top of your thumbnails.
  • Two hover styles and two play icon styles to choose from.
  • Support my over five years work on the plugin and addons.

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Lazyload

Embed Videos like the professionals do it. This technique is utilized by many big websites.

Play icon: YouTube, Hover Style: Zoom
Play icon: YouTube, Hover Style: Zoom

Play icon: Vimeo, Hover Style: Rectangle
Play icon: Vimeo, Hover Style: Rectangle

The iframe embed method loads a entire website from the video host. A YouTube embed page is a whopping 561.9 kb. So your page is basically loading another website inside your website for every video you embed. This is very bad for performance reasons especially on slow connections. ARVE Pro loads a chunk of HTML with useful SEO data and a thumbnail image instead. The video is only loaded when the user clicks on the thumbnail so your site will finish loading fast.

Play Icon: Circle, Lightbox Example
Play Icon: Circle, Lightbox Example

Lightbox

Shows the Video in a Lightbox after clicking a preview image.

Full-screen setting can put your website into full-screen mode when the lightbox opens:

  • Stay full-screen after lightbox closes (used here).
  • Exit full-screen when lightbox is closed.
  • Do not use full-screen.

Link > Lightbox

Lets you easy setup links like this one to open a lightbox.

Thumbnails in ARVE Pro does not necessary mean small images. You can set your own images. Most providers, which support automatic thumbnails also support HD thumbnail images and the ARVE Pro Addon will use HTML5 srcset so visitors devices will always use the right image size.

The image you see below is automatically requested from Vimeo and loaded fast from their servers.

One Bright Dot
One Bright Dot

How to use ARVE Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

Expand on Click

This is a demonstration of a left aligned lazyloaded video that has a maximum width set and will expand on click before loading the video (If screen space allows it).

FeatureWordPress CoreARVEARVE Pro
Responsive VideosNot in classic Editor
Customize Players
Seo Data✓ but requires manual entry✓fills automatically
Lazyload
Custom Thumbnails✓ but not visible, only for SEO✓ + hover effects
Custom Title✓ but not visible, only for SEO
Lightbox
Auto Pause
Auto close Lightbox on video end
Expand on Click
Align
Disable Opening of New Tabs

Provider Support

# Provider Works with video URL Auto Thumbnail (Pro) Auto Title (Pro)
ARVE works with all providers with iframe embed codes, can’t list them all
1Alugha
2Archive.org
3Banned.video
4Bitchute
5Brightcove
6Brighteon
7cantcensortruth.com
8Comedy Central
9Dailymotion
10Dailymotion Playlist
11DTube
12Facebook
13Gab TV
14Google Drive
15mp4 or webm video files
16IGN
17IMDB
18Kickstarter
19kla.tv
20Livestream.com
21Mail.ru
22Metacafe
23myspace
24ooyala
25v.qq.com
26Rumble.com
27RuTube.ru
28Snotr
29TED Talks
30Twitch
31Viddler
32Vimeo
33VK
34Wistia
35XTube
36Yahoo
37Youku
38YouTube
39YouTube Playlist

If you have any pre-sales questions about the plugin, feel free to ask. For any issues please open a support ticket. (Gerne auch auf Deutsch)

Choose your License

  • Updates
  • All listed Features
  • Support in English or German
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
1 site
3 sites (120)
10 sites (400)
50 sites (2000)

You can pay in USD and other currencies, it will be converted on checkout.

Billed yearly. Cancel at any time.