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8 Best Free WordPress 🎬 Video Player plugins of 2020

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WordPress Video player plugins offer a lot more than the default player that comes with WordPress.

Currently, there are over 50 WordPress video player plugins on the repository alone. We’ve reviewed all of them and created a list of 10 best WordPress video player plugins in 2020.

Best WordPress Video Player Plugins

ARVE Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

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). It goes far beyond just making your videos responsive!

WP Video Lightbox

The WordPress Video Lightbox plugin allows you to embed videos on a page using lightbox overlay display.

This plugin can be used to display images, flash, YouTube, Vimeo, iFrame etc in a lightbox overlay. The embedded videos can be viewed on iPhone and iPad too.

Video Embed & Thumbnail Generator

This plugin adds several fields to any video uploaded to the WordPress Media Library. Just choose a few options, make thumbnails, click “Insert into Post” and you’ll get a shortcode in the post editor that will embed a flexible, responsive HTML5 video player with Flash fallback for unsupported browsers. The only reason hat this plugin is not on the first place on this list is that it does not support the new Gutenberg editor introduced in WordPress 5.0. So to use it, you have to use the classic editor instead.

YouTube EmbedPlus

Your WordPress YouTube embed, YouTube gallery (channel and playlist), and even YouTube live stream can be customized in a wide variety of ways with this plugin. Unlike the previous plugin in this list, this one supports the Gutenberg editor and even has some cool blocks for it.

Easy Video Player

Easy Video Player is a user-friendly WordPress video plugin to showcase your videos. You can embed both self-hosted videos or videos that are externally hosted using direct links.

Spider Video Player

Spider Video Player is a WordPress video plugin that allows you to easily add videos to your website. It has the possibility of organizing videos into playlists and choosing preferred layout for the player.

This plugin is one of the best WordPress video players available in WordPress plugin directory. It provides a convenient user interface, incorporating all the common features for video players including video quality selection, sharing, full screen, shuffle and more.

FV Flowplayer Video Player

Custom HTML 5 video on your own site with Flash fallback for legacy browsers is here.

FV Player is a free, easy-to-use, and complete solution for embedding FLV or MP4 videos into your posts or pages. With MP4 videos, FV Player offers 98% coverage even on mobile devices.


Video and audio plugin for WordPress built on the MediaElement.js HTML5 media player library. Provides Flash or Silverlight fallback players for non-HTML5 browsers. Supports iPhone, iPad, and Andriod.

Supports MP4, OGG, WebM, WMV, MP3, WAV, WMA files as well as captions with WebSRT files.

To be honest, this plugin should have made it on top of this list, but due to the plugins last update being 2 years ago, we’re afraid it might be abandoned.

YouTube Plugin