WordPress is an open source self-hosted tool you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. To enhance your site or blog’s capabilities, WordPress offers a lot of plugins which can do almost anything you can imagine like allowing easy modification and customization of your blog. To embed videos into your blog without having to post to YouTube or Vimeo, a WordPress video plugins will suit your needs.
Here is a list of 9 Useful WordPress Video Player Plugins that are essential to have on a self hosted WordPress blog or site. Check out the examples below if you would like to start embedding videos from services like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Video, Metacafe etc.
Viper’s Video Quicktags
This plugin allows easy and XHTML valid posting of videos from sites like YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, and more without copying and pasting the embed HTML from these sites.
This plugin allows easy embedding of videos into a blog post from lots of portals or local video files of many file formats with optional generation of a corresponding link.
This plugin supports the streaming video format so you can easily put music, videos or flash movies onto your WordPress posts and pages.
WP Video Tutor
WP Video Tutor puts video tutorials in the help section of the WordPress Admin Panel thus, allowing Administrators to see a video tutorial about the page they are on in their Admin Panel by clicking on the help tab.
This plugin displays videos from various online sources like YouTube, Vimeo, Veoh, etc. in one single player, 27 different skins, Custom Playlists, Youtube Playlists, rating system, etc.
All in One Video Pack
This plugin is not just a video embedding tool but also enables you to upload/ record/import videos directly to your post, edit and remix content with an online video editor, enable video responses, manage and track your video content, create playlists and much more.
Simple Video Embedder
This plugin allows easy embedding of videos within your posts. It adds a widget to the posting screen that makes posting videos a cinch.
A plugin that allows you to easily insert full featured Youtube videos/playlists in your post, comments and in RSS feed.
Flash Video Player