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.Purchase Pro Addon
Please note that this site runs the beta version of the plugin and shows some features not currenty stable and released to wordpress.org
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.
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.
- 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)
- 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
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.
You can open up a lightbox with a normal link like this.
- Beta Versions
- Help Testing the Beta Version
- Migration Guide from Version 5.x.x to 6.x.x
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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Finally something that worksSo 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 workedI used a lot of high ranking plug-ins but they still broke my design. Downloaded this and worked right away. Thanks!
review by crconnell89
If you think the Plugin is not worth more to you
You can choose this even if you only need one site to support me
Want to be generous or need the following?
VIP access to the first premium theme released here (no date yet)
The limiting factor of the following features is not ARVE but what the prividers offer.
|All providers with responsive iframe embed codes|
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|All providers with responsive iframe embed codes|