ARVE Advanced Responsive Video Embedder Pro

The best WordPress plugin for videos? Supports close to everything you can imagine, still keeping it easy & simple.

It is very likely the one and only plugin you will ever need to handle video embeds on your WordPress site(s).

Simple • Lightweight • Responsive • Customizable

Thanks to everyone who bought the Pro Addon

I really appreciate this. I commercialized parts of this plugin because I no longer can work on this for free and donations were not really doing it. I am glad not everyone thinks, everything needs to be gratis on the Internet, especially in Open Source. The Pro Addon, like the base version here, is still Free Software - free as in Freedom! not as in gratis. Well, actually I have given 720 and counting licenses out free of charge to legacy users.

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Please note that this site runs the beta version of the plugin and shows some features not currenty stable and released to wordpress.org

Quick Introduction

URLs like https://vimeo.com/124400795 on its own line will produce full responsive embeds. If you already use this with WordPress default, this is the perfect drop-in replacement to make everything responsive, no need to do anything.

Video Thumbnail

Extremely customizable with support for anything providers offer to customize embeds.

Here we are starting the video at the 30 seconds mark, disable the fullscreen button and set the aspect_ratio to 21:9 to fit this demo video.

Video Thumbnail

Features

  • ARVE is now SEO friendly. Letting you specify title, description, upload date to provide search engines with the schema.org data they like to have for better indexing.(in beta)
  • WYSIWYG Editor. No more messing arround with shortcodes and previewing.(in beta)
  • New improved dialog for embedding videos.(in beta)
  • Embeds via pasting the URL in its own line just like WordPress!
  • Magigally makes those url embedded videos responsive
  • No 'lock in' for the above' if you use providers WordPress already supports
  • Supports almost every video hoster that supports iframe embed codes.
  • Optionally use very powerfull Shortcodes instead
  • One single button for all providers (for most providers not required because of URL embeds, but allows to create custom shortcodes with advanced features within seconds)
  • Responsive embeds with CSS, much better then with Javascript
  • Tries to be as unobtrusive as possible, sets ‘hide brand’ variables if supported, disabled related videos at the end … to help keep people on your Site rather then going to YouTube or keep watching videos.
  • Clean shortcode syntax [arve url="https://youtu.be/yUCFRL43Zm4"], no unnecessary shortcode wrapping.
  • Autostart (for providers that support it, mobile browsers prevent this)
  • Custom URL parameters to use all options providers offer
  • Optional maximal width
  • Video alignment
  • Detailed description of options in-place.
  • Custom aspect ratio

Additional Features with the Pro Addon

  • Feel good about yourself
    for supporting my long time work on this plugin. Tons of hours, weekends … always worked on improving it 3+ years.
  • Lazyload mode
    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
  • Custom thumbnail images
  • Custom titles on top of your thumbnails
  • 'Grow on click'
  • Responsive Thumbnails using cutting edge HTML5 technology (srcset and sizes) (in beta)

Pro Addon Feature Demonstration

Video Thumbnail

This is a demo of a aligned lazyloaded video that has a maximal width set and will grow on click before loading the video. (If screen space allows it). The grow in click feature is optional and can be disbled.

You can also center videos, open them inside a Lightbox, define a custom thumbnail image and/or title and more.

Video Thumbnail
Custom title used for SEO as well

You can open up a lightbox with a normal link like this.

Lazyloaded Preview Images in HD

Contrary to what you might think, thumbnail in ARVE does not nessasary mean small images. You can set your own images. Most providers, which support automatic thumbnails also support HD thumbnail images and this plugin will use cutting edge HTML5 technology to pick the right size for your device. The image you see below is automatically requested from Vimeos API, cached and loaded fast from their servers

Video Thumbnail
One Bright Dot

Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Finally something that works

So I have a responsive theme but on pages with you tube videos it wasn't making the you tube videos fit in the mobile screen. I have spent the last hour trying many plugins and researching on google and finally I installed this. And I didn't have to update any settings or anything just refreshed a post with videos and all the sudden it is beautiful and responsive on my mobile phone!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!
review by happyecho

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Only Plug-in that worked

I used a lot of high ranking plug-ins but they still broke my design. Downloaded this and worked right away. Thanks!
review by crconnell89

Customer

If you think the Plugin is not worth more to you


1 site license
1 year updates

Supporter

You can choose this even if you only need one site to support me


5 site licenses
1 year updates

Big Supporter

Want to be generous or need the following?


unlimited site licenses
lifetime updates

Huge Supporter

VIP access to the first premium theme released here (no date yet)


unlimited site licenses
lifetime updates
priority support

The limiting factor of the following features is not ARVE but what the prividers offer.

ProviderURLSSLAuto 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
11Gametrailers
12IGN
13Kickstarter
14LiveLeak
15Livestream
16kla.tv
17Metacafe
18Movieweb
19MPORA
20Myspace
21MyVideo
22Snotr
23Spike
24TED Talks
25Twitch
26Ustream
27Veoh
28Vevo
29Viddler
30vidspot.net
31Vine
32Vimeo
33XTube
34Youku
35YouTube
36YouTube Playlist
All providers with responsive iframe embed codes