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ARVE Pro

  • Lazyload Make your site load faster by loading only a image instead of the entire video player on pageload.
  • Lazyload -> 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.
  • 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 free plugin.

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All purchase options are billed yearly. You may cancel your subscription at any time. Addons subject to yearly license for support and updates.

Video Player Lazyload

Make your site load faster by loading only a image instead of the entire video player on pageload.

Video Thumbnail
Play icon: YouTube, Hover Style: Zoom
Video Thumbnail
Play icon: Circle, 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 huge on top of additional http requests the browser needs to load the iframe(s). So your page is basically loading another website inside your website for every video you embed. This is very bad for performace reasons especially on slow connections. ARVE Pro loads a chunk of HTML with useful SEO data and a thumbnail image instead.

Only when the user actually clicks on a thumbnail the iframe embed is loaded to play the videos. This performance improvement, even when working great for single videos, this becomes especially noticeable when there are multiple videos embedded on a page.

Video Thumbnail
Lightbox Example

Lazyload -> Lightbox

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

Link -> Lightbox

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

Preview Images in HD

Thumbnails in ARVE Pro does not nessasary 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 visitors devices always the the right image size.

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

Video Thumbnail
One Bright Dot
Video Thumbnail

Expand on Click

This is a demonstation 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).

What is Being worked on / Roadmap

  • Lots of improved code fully embracing oembed and a more WP native way of handing embeds.
  • Better way to cache things.
  • Support for automatic detection of aspect ratio when provider has oembed support.
  • More play icon styles and possibly even new hover styles. (suggestions welcome)

Note: The limiting factor of what is supported is generally not ARVE (Pro) but what providers offer.

Provider Requires
embed code
SSL Requires Flash Auto Thumbnail
(Pro Addon)
Auto Title
(Pro Addon)
All providers with responsive iframe embed codes
1allmyvideos.net
2Alugha
3Archive.org
4Break
5Brightcove
6CollegeHumor
7Comedy Central
8Dailymotion
9Facebook
10Funny or Die
11IGN
12Kickstarter
13LiveLeak
14Livestream
15kla.tv
16Metacafe
17Movieweb
18MPORA
19Myspace
20Snotr
21Spike
22TED Talks
23Twitch
24Ustream
25RuTube.ru
26Veoh
27Vevo
28Viddler
29vidspot.net
30Vine
31Vimeo
32VK
33Vzaar
34Wistia
35XTube
36Yahoo
37Youku
38YouTube
39YouTube Playlist
40HTML5 video files directly
41Google_drive
42Dropbox
43Ooyala
All providers with responsive iframe embed codes

Choose Your License

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All purchase options are billed yearly. You may cancel your subscription at any time. Addons subject to yearly license for support and updates.