Videojs HTML5 Player


Videojs HTML5 Player is a user-friendly plugin that supports video playback on desktops and mobile devices. It makes super easy for you to embed both self-hosted video files or video files that are externally hosted using Videojs library.


Videojs HTML5 Player Features

  • Embed MP4 video files into a post/page or anywhere on your WordPress site
  • Embed responsive videos for a better user experience while viewing from a mobile device
  • Embed HTML5 videos which are compatible with all major browsers
  • Embed videos with poster images
  • Embed videos using videojs player
  • Automatically play a video when the page is rendered
  • Embed videos uploaded to your WordPress media library using direct links in the shortcode
  • No setup required, simply install and start embedding videos
  • Lightweight and compatible with the latest version of WordPress
  • Clean and sleek player with no watermark
  • fallbacks for other HTML5-supported filetypes (WebM, Ogv)

Videojs HTML5 Player Plugin Usage

In order to embed a video create a new post/page and use the following shortcode:

[videojs_video url=""]

Here, “url” is the location of the MP4 video source file (H.264 encoded). You need to replace the sample URL with the actual URL of the video file.

Video Shortcode Options

The following options are supported in the shortcode.


You can specify a WebM video file in addition to the source MP4 video file. This parameter is optional.

[videojs_video url="" webm=""]


You can specify a Ogv video file in addition to the source MP4 & WebM video files. This parameter is optional.

[videojs_video url="" webm="" ogv=""]


Defines the width of the video file (Height is automatically calculated). This option is not required unless you want to limit the maximum width of the video.

[videojs_video url="" width="480"]


Specifies if and how the video should be loaded when the page loads. Defaults to “auto” (the video should be loaded entirely when the page loads). Other options:

  • “metadata” – only metadata should be loaded when the page loads
  • “none” – the video should not be loaded when the page loads

    [videojs_video url=”″ preload=”metadata”]


Specifies that video controls should be displayed. Defaults to “true”. In order to hide controls set this parameter to “false”.

[videojs_video url="" controls="false"]

When you disable controls users will not be able to interact with your videos. So It is recommended that you enable autoplay for a video with no controls.


Causes the video file to automatically play when the page loads.

[videojs_video url="" autoplay="true"]


Defines image to show as placeholder before the video plays.

[videojs_video url="" poster=""]


Causes the video file to loop to beginning when finished and automatically continue playing.

[videojs_video url="" loop="true"]


Specifies that the audio output of the video should be muted.

[videojs_video url="" muted="true"]

For detailed documentation please visit the Videojs HTML5 Player plugin page


  • Videojs Player Demo


  1. Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click the upload tab
  3. Browse for the plugin file ( on your computer
  4. Click “Install Now” and then hit the activate button


Can this plugin be used to embed videos in WordPress?


Are the videos embedded by this plugin playable on iOS devices?


Can I embed responsive videos using this plugin?



22 abril 2020
Best way to add video quickly in post. And popup also. Thanks!!!!
18 desembre 2019
is one of the best plugins for video play, is simple and offer what you need but have some issue with width parameters. Seven months ago someone talks about this in the support section but no fix since then in the plugin.
2 març 2018
Beautiful. Doesn't try to force controls on you. Doesn't tell you it knows what's best for you. Doesn't cut mobile because "How dare you have a client that isn't flexible." Completely configurable for inline embedded local videos. Perfect perfect perfect.
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  • Videojs play button is now centered by default.


  • Videojs HTML5 Player is now compatible with WordPress 4.9.


  • Added support for playsinline attribute which allows a video to play inline on iOS (the video will not automatically enter fullscreen mode when playback begins).


  • Videojs script is now enqueued in the footer to avoid a JavaScript setup error.


  • Made jQuery a dependency for the videojs script.


  • Updated the translation files so the plugin can take advantage of language packs.
  • Videojs HTML5 Player is now compatible with WordPress 4.4.


  • Added a new shortcode parameter to accept Ogv as a video source format.


  • Added a new shortcode parameter to accept WebM as a video source format.


  • Updated the Videojs library to 5.0.0


  • Videojs HTML5 Player is now compatible with WordPress 4.3


  • Added an option to mute the audio output of a video
  • Added an option to loop a video


  • Added an option to show/hide controls
  • Added an option to set preload attribute


  • First commit