FV Flowplayer Video Player – WordPress plugin Free download

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FV Flowplayer Video Player

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This new version uses Flowplayer 5 running on HTML5, so we recommend you read first two questions of FAQ first.

Once the plugin is uploaded and activated, there will be a submenu of settings menu called FV Player. In that submenu, you can modify following settings:

AutoPlay – decides whether the video starts playing automatically, when the page/post is displayed.
AutoBuffering – decides whether te video starts buffering automatically, when the page/post is displayed. If AutoPlay is set to true, you can ignore this setting.
Popup Box – decides whether a popup box with “replay” and “share” buttons will be displayed when video ends.
Enable Full-screen Mode – select false if you do not wish the fullscreen option to be displayed.
Allow User Uploads – select true if you like to upload new videos via Media Library.
Enable Post Thumbnail – select true if you wish the screen shot appear as post thumbnail. Works only when uploading new splash image via Media Library.
Convert old shortcodes with commas – older versions of this plugin used commas to sepparate shortcode parameters. This option will make sure it works with current version.
Commercial Licence Key – enter your licence key here to get the completely unbranded version of the player
Colors of all the parts of flowplayer instances on page/post (controlbar, canvas, sliders, buttons, mouseover buttons, time and total time, progress and buffer sliders).

On the right side of this screen, you can see the current visual configuration of flowplayer. If you click Apply Changes button, this player’s looks refreshes.


FV Player different skin options
FV Player shortcode in post content
It’s easy to use our shortcode editor to add videos
Plugin settings screen
Video checker helps you find issues with your video encoding


There aren’t any special requirements for FV Player to work, and you don’t need to install any additional plugins.

Click to Download and unpack zip archive containing the plugin.
Upload the fv-wordpress-flowplayer directory into wp-content/plugins/ directory of your wordpress installation.
Go into WordPress plugins setup in WordPress administration interface and activate FV Player plugin.
If you want to embed videos denoted just by their filename, you can create the /videos/ directory located directly in the root of your domain and place your videos there(you use complete URL of video files).
Go to plugin Settings screen and click both “Check template” and “Check videos” buttons to check your template and videos mime type.

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1. My video doesn’t play in some browsers.

This should be related to your video format or mime type issues.

Each browser supports different video format, MP4 is the recommended format. In general, it’s recommended to use constant frame rate. Detailed instructions about video encoding for HTML 5.

HTML5 is pickier about what video it can play than Flash.

Please note that MP4 is just a container, it might contain various streams for audio and video. You should check what audio and video stream are you using. Read next question to find out how.

2. Player buttons are gone – there are only square symbols.

1) This can happen if your site is at www.domain.com, but the CSS is loaded from your CDN at cdn.domain.com. Based on CSS3 and HTML5 specs not all the resources can be shared between domains.

So you need to set the following on your CDN for web fonts (woff, eot, ttf, svg):

Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *

Or you can allow your domain only (but in that case it might be good to also allow it with https):

Access-Control-Allow-Origin: http://www.domain.com

Or you can exclude wp-content/plugins/fv-wordpress-flowplayer/css/flowplayer.css from CDN.

2) Second cause might be that your webfonts are served with bad mimetype

AddType application/x-font-woff woff
AddType application/x-font-ttf ttf
AddType application/vnd.ms-fontobject eot
AddType image/svg+xml svg

3. I want to align my player (left/right/middle).

This is an amazing plugin (seriously, check these guys out). the only reason I don’t give 5 stars is because of the following:
– YouTube/Vimeo functionality currently doesn’t work
– this might just be a temporary bug!
– it just shows the default YouTube/Vimeo player, no FV Player or playlist
– tested on “Twenty Nineteen” theme, no plugins, hosted on digitalocean, PHP 7.0

I will gladly change rating to 5 stars if this issue can be corrected! Or, if this is now a premium feature, please update the plugin documentation. I spent over 15 hours testing this plugin, and everything was GREAT, except I can’t use this plugin until the above is sorted out. Best of luck to you.

PS: The owner/creator of the plugin does comment on here, and I just wanted to mention that upon reading his replies to 1-star reviews (some of which were very informative and addressed important issues) made me question purchasing a license in the near future, purely out of concern that I may experience a misunderstanding with support, resulting in the loss of a paid license and no refund. In fact, just by bringing attention to this in my review has me wondering if I’ll be blacklisted from purchasing a license forever—which is unfortunate because I really, really, want to buy their Pay-Per-View license!

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