Top 5 Useful Video Plugins for WordPress

WordPress, one the world’s best open source blogging platforms, has a huge collection of plugins to enhance the blog’s functionality and looks. If you are a WordPress lover or WordPress user, you would probably know what a plugin is.


Now, as you read in the title, here we bring 5 useful plugins that will help you to embed videos in your WordPress, with ease. You no longer need to embed the video code that YouTube or any other video service gives you. Just by entering the URL of the video, the video will get itself embedded in your blog.

Well, it’s not only YouTube. These below mentioned video plugins have the capability to embed videos from other video services like Metacafe, Google Video and more.

[stextbox id=”info”]#1 Smart YouTube – 1M+ users[/stextbox]

As the name denotes, with this plugin you will have the capability to embed only YouTube videos. With over 1 million WordPress users using this plugin, Smart YouTube is one of those best plugins available out there for video embedding purposes. Smart YouTube’s mail functionality is to make users add videos to their posts, comments and RSS feeds with ease. The customizing section is in your hands. You will have the option to give looks to your embedded videos. By just pasting the URL of the video in this format, “httpv://…”, the video will pop in your post.

Download : Smart YouTube

[stextbox id=”info”]#2 Viper’s Video Quicktags – 784K+ users[/stextbox]

In our list of top 5 useful video plugins, we could not decline giving this one the second place. Viper’s Video Quicktags works similar to Smart YouTube. When installed, you can find a new button in your post editor page. On clicking it, a pop up box opens up where you can paste the URL of the video and voila. The video will get embedded in your post.

Like Smart YouTube, Viper’s Video Quicktags allows you to fully customize your video settings. Want to increase the width and reduce the height? Want to change the border colors? Everything is in your hands.

Supports YouTube, Google Video, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Metacafe and a lot more!

Download : Viper’s Video Quicktags

[stextbox id=”info”]#3 Embedded Video – 169K+ users[/stextbox]

This plugin makes it easy for users to integrate  videos from external sources like YouTube, Google Videos and a lot more. Or users can upload the video to a remote server or web server and then integrate it. Also, a corresponding link to the video portal page can be generated automatically, if demanded.

Works well with YouTube, DailyMotion, Metacafe and a lot more. Supports flv, swf, mov, qt, wmv, mpg, mpeg, mpe, asf, asx, wax, wmv, wmx and avi. For all these formats to work, Embedded Video demands a corresponding media supporting plugin on the client browser.

Download : Embedded Video

[stextbox id=”info”]#4 Video Widget – 66K+ users[/stextbox]

To embed videos using this plugin, the parameters required include only the video id. No other things are required. This plugin supports 25+ types of videos. Can embed videos in the sidebar too.

Download : Video Widget

[stextbox id=”info”]#5 Interactive Video Plugin – 47K+ users[/stextbox]

Well, this plugin does a better job than the above four. It does the job of not only embedding videos, but also you can export, record and import videos. With this plugin in your hands, you can now track the video content and also remix content with an online video editor.

Download : Interactive Video Plugin

Hope you liked all the above mentioned plugins. Make sure to share these with your WordPress buddies. And also don’t forget to drop in comments below.