It may sound quite shocking to you that WordPress actually has an in-built video player as a feature, but that is the truth. However, not many sites have the knowledge of its existence. Or many do not even know how to use it. This is because it is a better option to turn to a third-party video streaming service while attempting to use WordPress and video together. There are few steps required to be able to use the WordPress and video player together. Below are the steps described in the most explicit diction.
Video Guzzle Bandwidth
Vimeo, Google Video and YouTube can handle the Video Guzzle Bandwidth but your server may not be able to. If you are using a qualitative WordPress server hosting, it is advisable you spend your server resources in other areas.
If you want the videos you want to add to your blog site to play across all videos, you should be ready to convert them to multiple file types. You should also bear in mind different quality levels.
Embed Video from a Third-Party Site
You can get videos from sites like You Tube, Vimeo PRO and Vistia. Vimeo offers you advanced statistics, priority upload as well as unlimited bandwidth; Vistia offer you analytics which are business-centred. It also offer you white-label branding and a superb privacy control. You Tube offers you a quick and easy solution but if you would prefer detailed analytics or white-labelling you will have to bear in mind paying for Vimeo PRO or Vistia.
Important Note: Sometimes you may face problems during embedding a YouTube video. The owner of the video may delete the video later or make it private or unlisted. To avoid these kinds of issue, you can cut, edit, and download any YouTube video and make it yours by uploading it in your WordPress gallery.
Proper Schema Mark-up for Embedded Videos
With schema mark-up, search engine robots are helped to understand the content of your site better. You can also utilise Schema to aid Google’s understanding of the subject matter of your video.
It must be noted that the easiest way to add video schema mark-up to WordPress is to use a plugin like Video SEO for WordPress for Yoast SEO (premiuim). Alternatively, you can do it manually following the mark- up guidelines as provided by Google’s video.
Copying and Pasting of URLs
If you want embed a video from YouTube or Vimeo, simply copy the url and paste it on WordPress editor and WordPress will be ready to handle the rest.
Elite Video Player
The Elite Video Player only costs $29. For this amount you will get an amazing playlist support. You will also be able to add pre-roll ads so you can have some dollars in your pocket.
You may also decide to go for Tube Press which enables you to embed your YouTube and Vimeo videos into your WordPess site. You can create a great video gallery page or a sidebar widget. You may also decide to display your YouTube channels, playlists or other invariable videos which can be search for using tags. The set up and configuration steps to the plugins are easy and plain. After you must have configured the plug in into your site, you will simply use short codes in your post and TubePress will help display your video gallery in an attractive way.
Contus Video Gallery
On your WordPress, the Contus Video Gallery helps to create a professional gallery page. The plugin can turn your video gallery into an online FLV and H264 encoded videos like, MP3, MP4, M4V, and F4V.
With the above information provided you will not only enjoy the feel of efficacy of your website but also be enriched monetarily if those steps are abided by.