Video Embed & Thumbnail Generator

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A plugin to make embedding videos, generating thumbnails, and encoding files easier.

Not compatible with the new Block Editor. Please continue to use the Classic Editor.

Still 100% free, but some advanced features may be converted to premium add-ons in the future. More info in the support forum.

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.

You have the option to use a few different video players:

  • Video.js (files are included with the plugin)
  • The WordPress default player using MediaElement.js, which was introduced in WordPress version 3.6
  • JW Player 6 (if their old, discontinued plugin is already installed. This plugin does not work with JW Player 7 yet.)
  • Adobe's Strobe Media Playback Flash player (deprecated)

No matter which player you use, the video will responsively resize to fit the container it's in. If you provide multiple H.264 resolutions, the plugin can automatically select the one closest to the size of the player or a resolution of your choice, and provide a button for users to select the resolution manually. If you have Google Analytics set up on your site, the plugin will automatically send Google Analytics Events when users start, reach 25%, 50%, 75%, and complete watching your videos.

You can also use the plugin to create a popup video gallery. The shortcode uses options similar to the WordPress image gallery shortcode. In its simplest form use the code [KGVID gallery="true"] to create a gallery of all videos attached to the post. Thumbnail size and video popup size can be set on the plugin settings page or in the shortcode. To make a custom gallery that includes videos that aren't attached to the current post you'll need to determine the video's ID, which is shown under the Video Stats section when viewing the attachment. Switch the "insert" option from "Single Video" to "Video Gallery" and you'll get a number of additional options (all of which are optional). Add a comma-separated list of video IDs in the "Include" field to create a gallery manually. Note: the "Create Gallery" section of the Add Media window is a built-in WordPress function and is only for making image galleries.

If your video can be played natively in your browser, or if you have FFMPEG or LIBAV installed on your server, you can generate thumbnails from your video. Using either the "Generate" or "Randomize" buttons will create an array to choose from. The "Generate" button will always generate thumbnails from the same frames of your video, evenly spaced. If you don't like them, you can randomize the results with the "Randomize" button. If you want to see the first frame of the video, check the "Force 1st Frame Thumbnail" button. You can generate as many or as few as you need (up to 99 at a time). After creating an array of thumbnails you can save them all using the "Save all thumbnails" button.

If you know which frame you want to use for your thumbnail, click "Choose from video..." to select it from the video. This will only work for videos that can be played natively in your browser. If you want really fine control you can enter timecode in the "Thumbnail timecode" field. Use mm:ss format. Use decimals to approximate frames. For example, 23.5 will generate a thumbnail halfway between the 23rd and 24th seconds in the video. 02:23.25 would be one quarter of the way between the 143rd and 144th seconds.

After you select a thumbnail it will be registered in the Wordpress Media Library and added to the video's attachments. Unused thumbnails will be deleted.

In the plugin settings you can set the default maximum video width and height based on the dimensions of your particular template and those values will be filled in when you open the window. If you generate thumbnails, the video display dimensions will be adjusted automatically to match the size and aspect ratio of the video file. You can make further adjustments if you want. There are options to always fill the width of the template or to always set videos to the maximum width setting regardless of their resolution.

If enabled in the plugin settings, Facebook, Twitter, and Schema.org video search engine metadata will be generated for your videos. If your site supports https, your videos can play directly in the Facebook timeline or on Twitter. Twitter requires whitelisting for each domain that provides player cards so you will be required to request whitelisting using the Twitter Card Validator tool. Once you've installed the plugin and enabled the Twitter Cards setting, go to the Twitter Card Validator, enter a secure URL from your site that has a video embedded using this plugin, click "Preview card" and you'll probably see a warning that your site isn't whitelisted. Request whitelisting and Twitter should approve you fairly quickly. Enabling the Facebook or Twitter metadata options will override Jetpack's corresponding metadata whenever a video is embedded on the page. However, your theme or SEO plugins might generate their own metadata that could conflict with this plugin's.

You can add subtitle and caption tracks by choosing properly formatted WebVTT files from the media library or entering a URL directly. Enter the two-letter language code and the label text that will be shown to users. Enabling the "default" option will turn the text track on when the page loads. The WordPress default player does not differentiate between captions and subtitles, but Video.js will show a different icon depending on the selection.

I highly recommend using Handbrake to make a file with H.264 video and AAC audio in an MP4 container before uploading. If you're encoding with Handbrake make sure that "Web Optimized" is checked. Using Apple's Compressor, the "Streaming" setting should be "Fast Start" (not Fast Start - Compressed Header).

The plugin can use FFMPEG or LIBAV to encode videos and make thumbnails if you have one of them installed on your server. You can choose to generate thumbnails and additional video formats automatically whenever a new video is uploaded to the media library, and there are buttons to generate thumbnails and additional video formats for every video already in the media library. If you want most videos to be re-encoded and replaced with a particular format but sometimes want to keep the original video, you can add the suffix '-noreplace' (awesomevid-noreplace.mp4) to your filename and the uploaded video will not be replaced. Other automatic formats will still encode.

By default the plugin looks for FFMPEG in /usr/local/bin but if the application is installed in a different place on your server, you can point it to the correct place in the plugin settings. Users running WordPress on Windows servers should try using Linux-style paths (with forward slashes instead of backslashes and a forward slash / instead of C:\). Multisite Super Admins must set the FFMPEG path in the Network settings page which will enable FFMPEG throughout the network.

If you have the proper libraries installed on your server, you can choose to replace your uploaded video with your preferred format, and generate as many as seven additional formats depending on your original source. 1080p, 720p, and 360p H.264, same resolution WEBM (VP9 or VP8) and OGV, and a custom format. Different browsers have different playback capabilities. Most desktop browsers can play H.264, and all modern mobile devices can play at least 360p H.264. If you create multiple H.264 resolutions, the highest resolution supported by the device will be served up automatically. The plugin will not upconvert your video, so if you upload a 720p video, it will not waste your time creating a 1080p version. There was a time when it seemed like a good idea to provide OGV or WEBM for some desktop browsers, but Firefox supports native H.264 playback in most operating systems now. I no longer recommend encoding OGV or WEBM unless you're making an open source principled stand against H.264. However, your needs may vary. VP9 WEBM is a next-generation codec not supported by many browsers, but it can make videos much smaller while still retaining quality.

The files will encode in the background and will take some time to complete, depending on your server setup and the length and size of your video. VP9 encoding will take much longer than any other format. The plugin adds a Video Encode Queue menu to the Tools menu. You will see encoding progress, the option to cancel an encoding job, and you should get an error message if something goes wrong. Users on Windows servers may get inconsistent results with the encoding queue.

Encoded H.264 files can be fixed for streaming using "movflags faststart" introduced in recent versions of FFMPEG/LIBAV, or qt-faststart or MP4Box if you have one of them installed on your server and select it in the plugin settings. Without one of these options enabled, FFMPEG/LIBAV will place moov atoms at the end of H.264 encoded files, which in some cases forces the entire file to download before playback can start.

If you want to make OGV, WEBM, or H.264 files available and can't use the FFMPEG encode button, you can upload your own files to the same directory as the original and the plugin will automatically find them. For example, if your main file is awesomevid.mp4, the plugin will look for awesomevid-1080.mp4, awesomevid-720.mp4, awesomevid-360.mp4, awesomevid.webm, awesomevid-vp9.webm, awesomevid.ogv, and awesomevid-custom.mp4 as well. If your videos don't conform to that naming structure, you can manually assign them from the media library. No matter what format your original video is, you can use it in the shortcode and the plugin will attempt to find all compatible formats related to it. For example, you might have an AVI called awesomevid.avi which is not compatible with any browser, but if you have other formats encoded already, [KGVID]http://yoursite.com/awesomevid.avi[/KGVID] will ignore the incompatible AVI file, but find those other formats and embed them.

If you want to make it easier for users to save your videos to their computers, you can choose to include a link by checking the "Generate Download Link Below Video" button.

Sometimes for various reasons you might need to embed video files that are not saved in the Wordpress Media Library. Maybe your file is too large to upload through the media upload form (if it is, I suggest the excellent "Add From Server" plugin), or maybe it's hosted on another server. Either way, you can use the tab "Embed Video From URL" in the Add Media window. Just enter the Video URL manually, and all other steps are the same as the Media Library options. The plugin will look for alternate encoded files in the same directory as the original, but this takes a long time when the video is on another server so it will only check for them once.

To embed videos on other sites you can use code like this.

<iframe src='http://www.kylegilman.net/?attachment_id=2897&kgvid_video_embed[enable]=true' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' width='640' height='360'></iframe>

If you enable oEmbed provider data in the plugin settings, the URL of a post with a video shortcode in it or the URL of the video's attachment page will be converted to an embedded video on sites that allow oEmbed discovery. For example, http://www.kylegilman.net/2011/01/18/video-embed-thumbnail-generator-wordpress-plugin/ is the URL for this plugin on my website, but it has the oEmbed header for the video embedded in it so the URL will be converted to an embedded video on sites with oEmbed discovery enabled. WordPress limits oEmbed providers to an internal whitelist for security reasons. This plugin has an option to enable oEmbed discovery for users with the unfiltered_html capability.

Once you've filled in all your options, click "Insert into Post" and you'll get a shortcode in the visual editor like this

[KGVID]http://www.kylegilman.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/Reel-2012-05-15-720.mp4[/KGVID]

The JW Player 6 plugin has been removed from the WordPress plugin repository and JW Player 7 uses a very different system for embedding videos. JW Player 7 support is not available in this plugin yet. The Strobe Media Playback option hasn't been updated since 2011 and is not recommended, but I'm keeping it around for longtime users of this plugin who don't want to change. Most features of the plugin will work when using Strobe Media Playback, but new features will not be tested with it. Selecting Strobe Media Playback will default to a Flash video player if you're using a Flash-compatible file (flv, f4v, mp4, mov, or m4v). Otherwise it will use the Video.js player as a fallback.

Translations included:

  • Espaol por Andrew Kurtis de WebHostingHub.
  • Franais par F.R. 'Friss' Ferry, friss.designs@gmail.com
  • , svinqvmraka@gmail.com

I'm not really a software developer. I'm just a film editor with some time on his hands who wanted to post video for clients and wasn't happy with the current state of any available software. But I want to really make this thing work, so please help me out by posting your feedback on Github.

If you want to further modify the way the video player works, you can add the following options inside the `[KGVID]` tag. These will override anything you've set in the plugin settings or attachment details. If the plugin is installed on your site, this documentation is also available in the post edit help screen.

  • id="xxx" video attachment ID (instead of using a URL).
  • videos="x" number of attached videos to display if no URL or ID is given.
  • orderby="menu_order/title/post_date/rand/ID" criteria for sorting attached videos if no URL or ID is given.
  • order="ASC/DESC" sort order.
  • poster="http://www.example.com/image.jpg" sets the thumbnail.
  • endofvideooverlay="http://www.example.com/end_image.jpg sets the image shown when the video ends.
  • width="xxx" preferred maximum width in pixels.
  • height="xxx" preferred maximum height in pixels.
  • fullwidth="true/false" set video to always expand to 100% of its container.
  • align="left/right/center"
  • inline="true/false" allow other content on the same line as the video
  • volume="0.x" pre-sets the volume for unusually loud videos. Value between 0 and 1.
  • mute="true/false" sets the mute button on or off.
  • controlbar="docked/floating/none" sets the controlbar position. Video.js only responds to the "none" option.
  • loop="true/false"
  • autoplay="true/false"
  • pauseothervideos="true/false" video will pause other videos on the page when it starts playing.
  • preload="metadata/auto/none" indicate how much of the video should be loaded when the page loads.
  • start="mm:ss" video will start playing at this timecode.
  • watermark="http://www.example.com/image.png" or "false" to disable.
  • watermark_link_to=home/parent/attachment/download/false"
  • watermark_url="http://www.example.com/" or "false" to disable. If this is set, it will override the watermark_link_to setting.
  • title="Video Title" or "false" to disable.
  • embedcode="html code" changes text displayed in the embed code overlay in order to provide a custom method for embedding a video or "false" to disable.
  • view_count="true/false" turns the view count on or off.
  • caption="Caption" text that is displayed below the video (not subtitles or closed captioning)
  • description="Description" Used for metadata only.
  • downloadlink="true/false" generates a link below the video to make it easier for users to save the video file to their computers.
  • right_click="true/false" allow or disable right-clicking on the video player.
  • resize="true/false" allow or disable responsive resizing.
  • auto_res="automatic/highest/lowest" specify the video resolution when the page loads.
  • pixel_ratio="true/false" account for high-density (retina) displays when choosing automatic video resolution.
  • schema="true/false" allow or disable Schema.org search engine metadata.

These options will add a subtitle/caption track

  • track_src="http://www.example.com/subtitles.vtt_.txt" URL of the WebVTT file.
  • track_kind=subtitles/captions/chapters
  • track_srclang=xx the track's two-character language code (en, fr, es, etc)
  • track_label="Track Label" text that will be shown to the user when selecting the track.
  • track_default="true/false" track is enabled by default.

These options will only affect Video.js playback

  • skin="example-css-class" Completely change the look of the video player. Video.js provides a custom skin designer here.
  • nativecontrolsfortouch="true/false disable Video.js styling and show the built-in video controls on mobile devices. This will disable the resolution selection button.

These options will only affect Flash playback in Strobe Media Playback video elements. They will have no effect on other players.

  • autohide="true/false" specify whether to autohide the control bar after a few seconds.
  • playbutton="true/false" turns the big play button overlay in the middle of the video on or off.
  • streamtype="live/recorded/DVR" I honestly don't know what this is for.
  • scalemode="letterbox/none/stretch/zoom" If the video display size isn't the same as the video file, this determines how the video will be scaled.
  • backgroundcolor="#rrggbb" set the background color to whatever hex code you want.
  • configuration="http://www.example.com/config.xml" Lets you specify all these flashvars in an XML file.
  • skin="http://www.example.com/skin.xml" Completely change the look of the video player. Instructions here.

These options are available for video galleries (options work the same as standard WordPress image galleries)

  • gallery="true" turns on the gallery
  • gallery_thumb="xxx" width in pixels to display gallery thumbnails
  • gallery_exclude="15,4322" comma separated video attachment IDs. Excludes the videos from the gallery.
  • gallery_include="65,32,1533" comma separated video attachment IDs. Includes only these videos in the gallery. Please note that include and exclude cannot be used together.
  • gallery_orderby="menu_order/title/post_date/rand/ID" criteria for sorting the gallery.
  • gallery_order="ASC/DESC" sort order.
  • gallery_id="241" post ID to display a gallery made up of videos associated with a different post.
  • gallery_end="close/next" either close the pop-up or start playing the next video when the current video finishes playing.
  • gallery_per_page="xx" or "false" to disable pagination. Number of video thumbnails to show on each gallery page.
  • gallery_title="true/false" display the title overlay on gallery thumbnails.

These options can be added to the URL to further customize playback

Using the kgvid_video_embed query string any of the following options will modify playback: auto_res, autoplay, default_res, fullwidth, height, mute, nativecontrolsfortouch, pixel_ratio, resize, set_volume, start, width

Example: https://www.kylegilman.net/portfolio-item/bronx-warrants-pilot/?kgvid_video_embed[start]=29&kgvid_video_embed[autoplay]=true autoplays the embedded video and starts 29 seconds in.


Releases (83 )

Version Release Date Change Log
4.6.25 2019-07-07
  • May 28, 2019 =
  • Fixed bug that broke pop-up galleries when video title had a space in the name.
  • Fixed bug that re-shuffled random gallery order every time a new gallery page was loaded.
  • Fixed bug that disabled auto resolution switching when using the WordPress Default video player.
  • Removed the built-in WordPress Default video player size limit for better responsive sizing.
  • Reduced CPU load when responsive video resizing is enabled.
  • Now selectively enqueuing Video.js resolution selector JavaScript file.
  • Re-ordered resolution list so when original resolution is unknown, "Full" is at the top, enabled translation of the "Full" menu item and now automatically renaming it when video metadata is loaded.
  • Better activation procedure that doesn't generate errors and disables FFMPEG functions if FFMPEG is not found.
  • No longer turning on all video encode formats by default.
  • Fixed bug that couldn't automatically discover alternate formats of videos on other servers via https.
  • Fixed bug that broke tab switching on the settings page when other plugins modified the admin page.
  • Code changes to allow for future child formats that aren't videos.
4.6.24 2019-04-01
  • April 1, 2019 =
  • Improved method for assigning Google Analytics Event labels.
4.6.23 2019-03-26
  • March 26, 2019 =
  • Added option to override WordPress built-in [video] shortcodes.
  • Fixed bug that prevented generating in-browser thumbnails more than once without reloading the page.
  • Stopped deleting existing thumbnails that are selected from the library.
  • Changed filename of manually selected thumbnails to thumb1.jpg
4.6.22 2019-01-30
  • January 30, 2019 =
  • Modularized video file formats that can be encoded by the plugin to allow other plugins to modify, delete, or create new formats.
  • Added Custom WEBM VP9 format option.
  • Renamed WEBM format to WEBM VP8.
  • Fixed bug that deleted unfinished video encode queue entries every 24 hours.
  • Fixed bug that created duplicate encodes of non-H.264 files in some situations.
  • Fixed bug that inconsistently prevented thumbnail generation in the Media Library.
  • Fixed bug that disabled embed from URL "insert into post" button if FFMPEG was not set up on server.
  • Stopped appending timecode numbers to thumbnail filenames.
  • Stopped removing special characters from the end of filenames of generated thumbnails and encoded files.
  • Attempting to fix misconfigured locale settings that can sometimes cause video files with diacritics (accent marks, umlauts, etc) to generate "File not found" errors when using FFMPEG.
  • Removed old Media Library video thumbnail display functionality that was preventing some Media Libraries from loading.
  • Now allowing https FFMPEG input.
4.6.21 2018-10-06
  • October 6, 2018 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.20.5
  • Added option to constrain video gallery thumbnail aspect ratios when mixed aspect ratios are present in the gallery.
  • Added option to use FFMPEG to add a watermark to thumbnails.
  • Fixed WordPress Default player default subtitles not enabled on page load.
  • Fixed manual thumbnail selection in Media Library page and Safari.
  • Added gtag Google Analytics support.
  • Restored freeze-frame while resolution switching in WordPress Default player and now maintaining video aspect ratio while in fullscreen mode for both players.
  • Added cron check to ensure the rest of the queue encodes when user does not see encoding start.
4.6.20 2017-11-14
  • November 14, 2017 =
  • Updated WordPress Default player resizing methods and speed and resolution selector plugins for the new player included with WordPress 4.9.
  • Added 480p resolution option.
  • Added option to hide unwanted encode formats from the attachment pages and encode queue.
  • Fixed bug that prevented 360p encoding for videos less than 480p.
  • Fixed bug that did not automatically select default encoding formats.
4.6.19 2017-11-02
  • November 2, 2017 =
  • Fixed shorthand array declaration to retain compatiblity with versions of PHP older than 5.4.
4.6.18 2017-11-02
  • November 2, 2017 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.20.2
  • No longer double encoding 360p formats for 360p or lower resolution original videos.
  • Enabled subtitles for fullscreen iPhone videos when using the Video.js player.
  • Now allowing external URLs without filename extensions.
  • Fixed FFMPEG thumbnail generation when embedding videos from external URLs.
  • Fixed "Warning illegal string offset 'id'" errors.
4.6.17 2017-06-10
  • June 10, 2017 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.19.2
  • Better fix for big play button overlay remaining visible on autoplay Video.js videos.
4.6.15 2017-03-19
  • February 27, 2017 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.16.0
  • Changed source filetype checking to account for URLs with query strings, which allows for signed URLs.
  • Changed VP9 encoding CRF value to the H.264 setting. Using the WEBM setting led to unnecessarily high bitrates.
  • Removed French translation files from distribution to allow updated language packs.
4.6.16 2017-03-19
  • March 19, 2017 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.18.4
  • Added option for variable playback rates in Video.js and WordPress Default players.
  • Fixed bug that didn't save views when quarter counting was enabled (new installations only).
  • Fixed bug that allowed big play button to remain on screen when videos autoplayed in Firefox and Edge.
  • Fixed query for converting URLs to post IDs when a blank _wp_attached_file is present in the database.
4.6.14 2017-03-19
  • January 24, 2017 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.15.1
  • Added option to restrict video player aspect ratio to the default aspect ratio.
  • Added option to disable view tracking in the WordPress database.
  • Added option to use FFMPEG's auto rotation feature for vertical videos, available in recent versions of FFMPEG and added a rotated video for testing.
  • Added check for Video.js version in case another application loads an older version. The resolution selector feature will not load if Video.js is not 5.x or above.
  • Added check for a new parent post if a video thumbnail is auto generated before a corresponding post is created. If a new parent exists, the thumbnail is set as the featured image for the new post. This is usually only necessary when used with frontend uploaders.
  • Fixed mixed content warnings in galleries with multiple pages.
  • Changed all button-secondary styles to button.
  • Added hook for download logging using the single-click download method. An alpha version of a download logging add-on plugin is available on GitHub.
4.6.13 2017-01-05
  • January 5, 2017 =
  • Updated Video.js player to version 5.14.1
  • Fixed bug that disabled gallery page switching.
  • Delayed automatic resolution switching until playback starts and now sorting sources to make the default resolution the first element and prevent unnecessary source switching after the page loads.
  • Fixed bug that disabled resolution switching if preload is set to "none"
  • Added preload as a shortcode attribute.
  • Delayed loading videos in attachment editing page until needed for thumbnail creation.
  • Fixed manual thumbnail selection in pop-up Media Library windows.
  • Fixed bug that deleted completed same-resolution video files if other video formats were added or removed from the queue before encoding of secondary formats was completed.
  • Fixed deprecated class constructor warning in PHP 7.
  • Removed unnecessary Video.js player re-initializations.
4.6.12 2016-09-25
  • September 25, 2016 =
  • Restored Video.js resolution selection in pop-up video galleries.
  • Fixed thumbnail creation bugs in Chrome browser.
  • Fixed missing 'starts' error message when video had never been played.
4.6.11 2016-09-17
  • September 17, 2016 =
  • Fixed broken video galleries in AJAX-loaded pages when the option to always load plugin-related JavaScripts is enabled.
  • Fixed untranslated "views" text after video is played.
4.6.10 2016-09-17
  • September 14, 2016 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.11.6
  • Now forcing Video.js controls to display on mobile devices if the video is not muted. Otherwise autoplay doesn't work and there's no way for the user to start the video.
  • Moved native controls z-index in front of watermark overlay and hid Video.js play button on Android when using native controls option.
  • Fixed bug that constantly reset checkboxes and prevented removing individual formats from the video encode queue.
  • Fixed divide by zero error when video encoding is slower than 1 fps.
  • Fixed missing nonce error when clearing video encode queue.
4.6.9 2016-07-25
  • July 25, 2016 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.10.7
  • Fixed bug that sometimes prevented thumbnail generation.
  • Fixed bug that prevented selection of encoding error email setting in Network admin page.
  • Added visual feedback while saving manually selected thumbnails.
4.6.8 2016-06-22
  • June 22, 2016 =
  • Added keyboard control of video thumbnail selector. Spacebar to play/pause, arrow keys to move one frame forward or back, and JKL playback control. Reverse playback only works in Safari.
  • Added option to pause other videos on the page when starting a new video (or disable it for WP Default player).
  • Added option to always load plugin-related JavaScripts to support AJAX page loading.
  • Added functionality to dynamically embed attached videos outside of the loop.
  • Added check for changed filename extension if a video has been replaced by a different format but is still embedded using the old filename.
  • Fixed bug that disabled styling for WordPress Default video players on the page when embedded after an audio file.
  • Fixed bug that didn't record Video.js pop-up video gallery views or JW Player quarter playback stats.
  • Fixed bug that prevented automatic clearing of old encode queue entries.
  • Fixed bug that doubled non-H.264 video source tags.
  • Fixed bug that prevented encoding 1080p and 720p H.264 videos if original video is not H.264 and has the same resolution.
  • Improved iframe-embedded vertical video resizing.
  • Changed iPhone play button to match Video.js button style.
  • Tweaked embed code overlay styles.
  • Set WordPress Default bottom margin to 0.
4.6.7 2016-05-26
  • May 26, 2016 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 5.10.2
  • Fixed bug that set Video.js players to the highest resolution no matter what was set as the default.
  • Added a system to change video playback settings via URL query strings.
  • Added "start" shortcode attribute to start videos at a particular timecode and an option to set the start time in the embed code overlay.
  • Added left/right arrow navigation through video galleries.
  • Changed resizing method when responsive video is disabled.
  • Delayed autoplay command until metadata is loaded in Video.js player.
  • Fixed bug that re-enabled default subtitles in the Video.js player every time play restarted.
  • Fixed bug that left room for captions on all gallery videos if the first video had a caption.
  • Fixed bug that incorrectly resized pop-up gallery window for vertical videos.
4.6.6 2016-05-21
  • May 21, 2016 =
  • Added support for Yoast's custom Universal Google Analytics variable name.
  • Modified resizing method for WordPress Default player container again.
  • Updated WordPress Default player's fullscreen resolution calculation to match Video.js change made in v4.6.3
  • Added filter hook to modify FFMPEG-generated thumbnail options.
  • Increased WordPress Default play button z-index.
4.6.5 2016-05-13

The plugin is still completely free until version 5.0. Video.js users will notice an updated player design if updating from 4.5.5.

4.6.4 2016-05-05
  • May 5, 2016 =
  • Fixed bug that caused an error when feed pages were generated, possibly interrupting autosaves.
4.6.3 2016-05-05

The plugin is still completely free until version 5.0. Video.js users will notice an updated player design if updating from 4.5.5.

4.6.2 2016-05-02

The plugin is still completely free until version 5.0. Video.js users will notice an updated player design if updating from 4.5.5.

4.6.1 2016-05-01

It's safe to update. The plugin is still completely free until version 5.0. Video.js users will notice an updated player design.

4.6 2016-04-29

It's safe to update. The plugin is still completely free until version 5.0. Video.js users will notice an updated player design.

4.5.5 2015-08-21
  • August 20, 2015 =
  • Fixed a number of potential infinite loops and other recursion issues related to longstanding WordPress bug #17817.
  • Changed video player names with spaces (WordPress Default, JW Player) to one word camel case for JavaScript functions (WordPressDefault, JWPlayer).
4.5.4 2015-08-09
  • August 9, 2015 =
  • Added option to disable native controls on mobile devices when using the Video.js player.
  • Added Schema.org uploadDate and description tags which are required by Google for video listings.
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.12.11
  • Fixed undefined index error when editing videos with text tracks that don't have default enabled.
  • Fixed and localized "Saving..." overlay when saving browser-generated thumbnails.
  • Fixed bug that could generate an error when displaying the sample video on the plugin settings page.
4.5.3 2015-07-11
  • July 11, 2015 =
  • Fixed error that could zero out view counts when editing videos.
  • Fixed 'strlen' error when updating videos with subtitles.
  • Attempting to enable 'default' subtitle tracks on more browsers, but implementation is inconsistent.
4.5.2 2015-07-10

This is probably the last completely free major release. Some advanced features will be converted to premium add-ons in the future. More info in the support forum.

4.5.1 2015-07-09

This is probably the last completely free major release. Some advanced features will be converted to premium add-ons in the future. More info in the support forum.

4.5 2015-07-07

This is probably the last completely free major release. Some advanced features will be converted to premium add-ons in the future. More info in the support forum.

4.4.2 2015-05-31
  • November 3, 2014 =
  • Added Google Universal Analytics event tracking.
  • Updated Spanish, French and Belgian translations.
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.10.2
  • Fixed bug that could prevent the media library from loading.
  • Fixed bug that prevented pop-up gallery thumbnails from resizing responsively.
4.4.1 2014-10-28
  • October 28, 2014 =
  • Fixed bug that loaded resolution selector plugin too late in the page.
  • Fixed bug that displayed the video poster image while switching resolutions.
4.4 2014-10-28
  • October 28, 2014 =
  • Added H.264 HTML5 video resolution switcher for the Video.js player. Automatically selects the appropriate resolution for the size of the displayed video and allows manual user switching on desktop computers.
  • Added option to set videos to automatically fill their containers.
  • Added buttons to manually set other videos in the media library as alternate formats for the current video.
  • Added option to encode a custom resolution.
  • Added option to replace original video with a lower-resolution H.264 video, WEBM or OGV.
  • Added buttons to generate thumbnails and encode additional formats for all previously uploaded videos.
  • Added plugin admin scripts to the frontend when Insert Media button is loaded. Works with bbPress now.
  • Added option to encode 64 and 32 kbps audio.
  • Added option to set a different application path for qt-faststart or MP4Box.
  • Added option to disable stdin during FFMPEG encoding. Particularly useful for IIS users.
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.9.1
  • Changed download link to a forced download for videos in the media library. No right-clicking necessary.
  • Changed pop-up video gallery to use inline code rather than an AJAX query.
  • Changed embedded video IDs to allow the same video to be embedded multiple times on a page.
  • Changed volume slider on plugin settings page to drop-down menu to fix settings save errors in Windows.
  • Changed 480p video format label to 360p to accurately reflect resolution of 16:9 videos. Format has always been 480p only for 4:3 videos.
  • Changed AAC encoder preference to libfdk_aac > libfaac > Native FFmpeg AAC encoder (aac) > libvo_aacenc.
  • Restored display of moov atom fix process in FFMPEG test output.
  • Fixed bug that made pop-up video windows 0 pixels wide in iOS 8.
  • Fixed bug that couldn't find video attachements that have been redirected to a CDN.
  • Fixed bug that quickly faded out the end overlay image in IE.
  • Fixed bug that prevented replacing encoded videos if there were any other videos in the queue.
  • Fixed bug that left the GUID as the original filename if replacing the video with an mp4 changed the extension.
  • Fixed bug that incorrectly reported all encoding fps values over 99 as "10".
  • Fixed bug that didn't recognize videos had completed encoding if there were audio frames left in the queue.
  • Fixed bug that left title overlay on iOS videos using the WordPress Default player.
  • Fixed bug that made video galleries display as inline-block when the inline video option was disabled.
4.3.5 2014-09-18
  • September 17, 2014 =
  • Fixed responsive height for videos using WordPress Default player.
  • Better fix for bug that prevented choosing thumbnails from the small video player in the new media library popup window in WordPress 4.0.
4.3.4 2014-09-11
  • September 10, 2014 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.8.1
  • Added default gallery end option to play the next video or close the popup window.
  • Restored watermark overlay in fullscreen for Video.js and WordPress Default players.
  • Restored browser thumbnail generation quality in WordPress 4.0.
  • Fixed bug that prevented choosing thumbnails from the small video player in the new media library popup window in WordPress 4.0.
  • Removed instances in which a video or watermark in the WordPress database would be input to FFMPEG through http instead of using the file path. Should fix some I/O errors, particularly with SSL.
  • Now setting the thumbnail as the featured image for the video attachment regardless of plugin settings.
4.3.3 2014-07-20
  • July 20, 2014 =
  • Changed .mov files back to type "video/mp4" to fix "No compatible source was found for this video" errors.
  • Added "mute" shortcode attribute.
  • Added default volume and mute options.
  • Added option to set custom default shortcode attributes.
  • Fixed WordPress default player alternate H.264 sources.
  • Fixed WordPress default player volume and preload settings.
  • Fixed Video.js volume slider appearance when using the custom skin.
  • Disabled JW Player custom context menu when right-clicking is disabled.
4.3.2 2014-07-15
  • July 15, 2014 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.6.4
  • Added Spanish, French, and Bulgarian translations.
  • Added ability to send advanced configuration attributes to JW Player. Any attributes added to the [KGVID] shortcode will be passed on without change.
  • Added multisite option to restrict FFMPEG settings access to super admins only.
  • Added better error reporting when FFMPEG isn't executing.
  • Added subtitles/captions fields to "Embed Video from URL" tab.
  • Added allowfullscreen to iframe embed codes.
  • Added fitvidsignore class to Video.js videos to help defeat FitVids.js-induced playback problems.
  • Added contentUrl schema.org metadata.
  • Fixed some gettext calls for translation.
  • Fixed bug that set alternate resolution H.264 videos to type "video/h264" instead of "video/mp4".
  • Fixed bug that incorrectly added "Other user's video" to video encode queue entries.
  • Fixed missing help icons on settings pages.
  • Fixed bug that disabled aspect ratio locking in the "Embed Video from URL" tab.
4.3.1 2014-04-16
  • April 8, 2014 =
  • Fixed errors when activating plugin for the first time and saving settings page in non-multisite installations.
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.5.1
  • Fixed pop-up gallery cross-origin bug for users with FORCE_SSL_ADMIN enabled.
  • Fixed error on network settings page when pressing the "Save Changes" button and resetting network settings using "Reset Options" button.
  • Added text-align:left to left-aligned galleries.
  • Added gettext calls to some text for translation.
  • Removed duplicate bitrate setting for WEBM encoding when using average bitrate.
4.3 2014-03-19
  • March 18, 2014 =
  • Prepared plugin for internationalization. Translators welcome!
  • Finally paying attention to multisite. Several FFMPEG settings and the encode queue are now controlled at the network level if the plugin is network activated.
  • Added JW Player option if the JW Player WordPress plugin is active.
  • Added video subtitle/captions support.
  • Revised and simplified video gallery popup method. Switched to lighter SimpleModal plugin and no longer loading jQuery-ui libraries.
  • Added "gallery_ended" shortcode attribute to set an action when a pop-up video gallery video ends.
  • Added next and previous buttons to navigate between pop-up video gallery items.
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.4.3
  • Strobe Media Playback is now deprecated. New features added to the plugin might not work if this player is selected.
  • Added option to add a watermark to videos encoded with FFMPEG/LIBAV.
  • Added option to automatically generate multiple thumbnails when a video is uploaded.
  • Added option to encode more than one video at the same time.
  • Added option to turn on video download link by default.
  • Added option to set video preload attribute.
  • Added list of shortcode attribute options to the post edit help tab.
  • Added "order" and "orderby" shortcode attributes to sort videos embedded without a URL or ID specified.
  • Added float to inline videos to allow text to wrap around them.
  • Added play button overlay to gallery thumbnails when using WordPress Default player.
  • Applied video alignment setting to video galleries for center and right justifying galleries.
  • Now only loading plugin-related JavaScripts when the shortcode is used on the page and moved links to the footer to speed up page loading.
  • Added wpdb->prepare to all database queries for increased security.
  • Added nonce check when recording video play counts for increased security.
  • Fixed bug that broke responsive resizing in IE 8 and for all videos with apostrophes in their titles.
  • Fixed bug that disabled FFMPEG if the path to WordPress had spaces in it.
  • Fixed bug that generated an error if the exec function was disabled on the server using suhosin or safe mode.
  • Fixed bug that caused video encode problems when FFMPEG output contained special characters.
  • Fixed bug that generated misaligned play button arrows in some themes when using the Video.js player.
  • Fixed bug that sometimes generated jagged rows in galleries with mixed aspect ratios.
  • Fixed bug that attempted to generate thumbnails using FFMPEG if a user had previously installed FFMPEG, disabled in-browser thumbnails, then disabled FFMPEG.
  • Fixed several user capability related bugs related to users who were not assigned any roles and capabilities that were not assigned to any roles.
  • Changed video title overlay z-index to 103 to avoid floating over other elements.
4.2.9 2013-11-15
  • November 15, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that interfered with database queries that do not have post_meta (The Events Calendar revealed the bug, but it likely had an effect on other plugins).
  • Fixed bug that assigned auto-encoded videos to nobody.
  • Restored process to set featured image for video attachments when thumbnails are assigned.
4.2.8 2013-11-11
  • November 11, 2013 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.3.0.
  • Fixed iframe embedded video auto-sizing bug.
  • Improved sizing of videos using the WordPress Default player.
  • Removed shortcode text from RSS feeds.
  • Now checking for cross-origin when making thumbnails. If video files are hosted on a different domain FFMPEG will make thumbnails to avoid cross-origin errors when saving canvas elements.
  • Fixed bug that assigned auto-generated thumbnails to nobody.
  • Fixed bug that would cause divide by zero errors when generating thumbnails from .mpg videos that had already encoded an alternate format with FFMPEG.
4.2.7 2013-11-11
  • October 24, 2013 =
  • Fixed several video sizing issues.
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.2.2.
  • No longer loading Video.js files when using the WordPress Default player.
  • Restored [/KGVID] closing tag to inserted gallery shortcodes to avoid confusion if more than one [KGVID] is in the post.
  • Changed Settings and Donate links on Installed Plugins admin page and fixed 404 error on network dashboards.
4.2.6 2013-10-19
  • October 19, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that broke playback in some cases when using the shortcode without a URL.
  • Fixed bug that ignored width and height saved in the attachment meta if width and height were not set in the shortcode.
  • Fixed bug that broke WordPress Default player when embedding M4V files.
  • Removed line breaks from generated code to avoid adding extra line breaks in the rendered video in some situations where wpautop is run after the code is created.
4.2.5 2013-10-12
  • October 12, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that disabled FFMPEG when other plugin settings were changed.
4.2.4 2013-10-12
  • October 12, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that ignored "Enlarge lower resolution videos to max width" plugin setting after thumbnails were generated.
  • Fixed bug that caused in-browser thumbnail generation to fail after switching between several attachments in Chrome.
  • Fixed bug that prevented fallback to FFMPEG/LIBAV when the video format was not compatible with the browser.
  • Fixed bug that lost disabled plugin settings if the "Save Changes" button was pressed.
  • Fixed bug that fixed moov atom incorrectly when using qt-faststart.
  • Added verification of the "Path to applications folder on server" setting to strip extra slashes and unnecessary subfolders.
  • Added "Fixing moov atom for streaming" section to FFMPEG test output.
  • Added legacy FFMPEG libx264 flags manually so we don't have to rely on finding vpre files.
  • Now multiplying H.264 level flags by 10 for better compatibility.
  • Removed unnecessary & inconsistent check for existing thumbnail files on attachment pages.
4.2.3 2013-10-09
  • October 8, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that caused encoding on Windows servers to hang and not show progress.
  • Fixed bug that only disabled right-clicking when using the Video.js player.
  • Fixed bug that prevented encoding videos from the External URL tab.
  • Fixed bug that showed an empty "Replace original with H.264" checkbox if the filename changed.
  • Better error reporting when encoding or auto thumbnail creation fails.
  • Modified method for determining video's dimensions from FFMPEG/LIBAV output. This will cause videos with single-digit resolutions to fail.
  • Adjusted video gallery CSS.
4.2.2 2013-10-07
  • October 7, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that was setting the global $content_width to 2048 on every page.
4.2.1 2013-10-06
  • October 6, 2013 =
  • Rounded offset values when generating thumbnails with FFMPEG and LIBAV for backwards compatibility with older versions of FFMPEG.
  • Added check to ensure server supports ImageMagick or GD libraries necessary to save thumbnails created in the browser.
  • Added check to avoid saving thumbnails twice.
  • Fixed saving disabled plugin settings.
  • Changed FFMPEG encoding string to double quotes for Windows compatibility.
4.2 2013-10-05
  • October 5, 2013 =
  • THUMBNAILS FOR EVERYBODY! Added in-browser thumbnail generation. Any video in the media library that can be played natively in the current browser can now be used to generate thumbnails without requiring special software on your server.
  • Updated shortcode to support the simplest possible implementation: [KGVID]. Without any additional information, it will automatically find and display all videos attached to the post.
  • Added "id" and "videos" attributes to shortcode to display specific video IDs or show a specific number of attached videos.
  • If a video thumbnail is set, the video will now use its thumbnail as an icon in the WordPress admin area instead of the generic "video" icon.
  • To avoid clutter, additional video formats encoded by the plugin are now hidden from lists of media, unless "Video" is specifically selected.
  • When a master video is deleted and additional video formats are not deleted, the next highest quality format automatically becomes the master video.
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.2.1, updated the included skin to work with it, and removed the unused image video-js.png.
  • Added option to use the WordPress default video player introduced in WordPress version 3.6.
  • Added buttons to choose thumbnails, end of video image, and watermark from the media library.
  • Added option to add Open Graph tags for posting videos on Facebook. However, for the many Facebook users who browse with https, your own videos must be served via https in order to work.
  • Added options to automatically generate a thumbnail and encode videos to multiple formats as soon as they are uploaded (FFMPEG/LIBAV only).
  • Added option to disable responsive video resizing.
  • Added options to restrict thumbnail making and video encoding to particular user roles.
  • Added option to enter username and password to give FFMPEG/LIBAV access to .htaccess protected videos.
  • Added option to disable right-clicking on videos.
  • Added option to replace original video file with an H.264 video of the same resolution.
  • Added advanced FFMPEG/LIBAV encoding options. New options include choice between Constant Rate Factor and Average Bit Rate, H.264 profiles and levels, audio bit rate, disabling nice on Linux, and the ability to encode with more than one thread.
  • Added -movflags faststart option available in newer versions of FFMPEG/LIBAV, eliminating the need for qt-faststart or MP4Box.
  • Added a test encoding output on the settings page for easier troubleshooting.
  • Split plugin settings page in to two tabs.
  • Fixed saving plugin settings when multiple settings are changed rapidly.
  • No longer starting video encodes using nohup command on Linux servers.
  • FFMPEG vpre flag switched from slow to fast.
  • Enabled actual support for encoding with libfdk_aac, and the experimental built-in aac encoder as a last resort.
  • Fixed cases where the encode queue would not advance if an unexpected error happened.
  • Fixed encoding library messages so the errors are saved to the encode queue and don't disappear immediately.
  • Changed endOfVideoOverlay and endOfVideoOverlaySame options to lowercase.
  • Revised method for determining if a video URL refers to an attachment in the WordPress database to account for differences between urls using http and https and filenames that slip into the database with spaces intact.
4.1.5 2013-10-01
  • June 30, 2013 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.1.0
  • Restored code to show captions and download links in gallery pop-ups.
  • Fixed conflict with fitVids.js by disabling the function whenever a video is embedded with the KGVID shortcode. fitVids.js is not compatible with the Video.js player and is not necessary to make videos responsive when you are using this plugin.
  • Increased bitrate of encoded videos.
  • Increased play button circle thickness and triangle size.
  • Made video title overlay background slightly transparent and the title width fluid through CSS rather than JS.
4.1.4 2013-05-30
  • May 30, 2013 =
  • Updated Video.js to version 4.0.3 which includes fixes when hitting esc to exit fullscreen that this plugin had previously dealt with through additional JavaScript.
  • Restored ability to use percentages for video width (I didn't even know you could do this before and I apologize for breaking it arbitrarily).
  • Fixed Video.js play button triangle vertical alignment problem on many themes (where were all the complaints on this one?) and tweaked the :hover settings.
  • Moved play button overlay behind gallery thumbnail title if they happen to overlap.
  • Changed WordPress user capability required to access plugin settings menu page from 'administrator' to 'manage_options' to allow access to multisite Super Admins and anyone else who has the manage_options capability.
4.1.3 2013-05-25

May 25, 2013 = * Updated Video.js to version 4.0.2 which is supposed to solve IE play-button loading issues. * Added option to show image at end of video in Video.js player (similar to the feature already available in Strobe Media Playback). * Fixed bug that ignored gallery_id setting in gallery shortcodes and was preventing gallery_include setting for videos that are not children of the current post. * Brought download link into shortcode rather than old method of inserting it into the post as text below the shortcode. * Automatically adjust pop-up gallery window height to display captions, view counts, and download links. * Rolled back responsive video resize method. Only the width of the immediate container will be used to calculate the correct size. * For very small videos, Video.js controls are now selectively removed as the width drops below 260 pixels to prevent them from dropping outside of the video window.

4.1.2 2013-05-23

May 23, 2013 = * Changed check for FFMPEG to use the H.264 sample video as input to avoid any PNG-related red herrings. * Added -f mjpeg to thumbnail-generating command to maintain compatibility with versions of FFMPEG that can't figure it out on their own.

4.1.1 2013-05-21

May 21, 2013 = * Removed second argument from json_encode() which caused video setup & resizing features to fail when servers were running PHP 5.2.

4.1 2013-05-19

May 19, 2013 = * Updated Video.js to version 4.0 and created a new skin that approximates the old one. Older versions of Video.js had some security holes, so this update is highly recommended. * Significantly reduced inline JavaScript generated by the plugin. * Fixed bug that disabled Strobe Media Playback player and caused "TypeError: Error #1034" messages, particularly in Internet Explorer. * Fixed bug that caused view count to be replaced by complete views when the end of the video is reached. * Fixed bug that disabled video encode status monitoring in media modal popup when the same video was already in the post edit window. * Fixed missing "document." in JavaScript when choosing thumbnails which prevented some users from properly selecting and saving generated thumbnails. * Fixed bug that displayed WordPress thumbnail-sized poster image if no poster URL was in shortcode. * Tweaked video resize method to support more kinds of themes. * Added ability to turn off watermark on individual videos by entering watermark="false" in the shortcode. * Added option to disable embedding on other websites. * Added option to allow videos to be placed next to each other on the page. * Added support for AAC library libfdk_aac. * Adjusted embedded video and gallery CSS to account for colored backgrounds. * Renamed "Poster image" plugin setting to "Default thumbnail" * Removed post meta box below post editing window until I can work out a way to generate them without disabling video encode status monitoring in media modal popup when the same video is already in the post edit window. * Replaced deprecated ereg PHP function with preg_match and used a more precise regular expression when determining the height and width of videos.

4.0.3 2013-05-01
  • May 01, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that caused video control text to display below videos on iPhones.
  • Changed method for saving video plays to the database. Now more secure and accurate.
4.0.2 2013-04-25
  • April 25, 2013 =
  • Plugin settings are no longer re-saved to the database on every page load. Should speed things up a little.
  • Changed CSS to discourage theme styles from overriding embed code overlay styles.
4.0.1 2013-04-23
  • April 23, 2013 =
  • Added options to display video title and embed code overlays on video player, and captions and view counts below videos.
  • Added option to filter your theme's video attachment page template to display the video instead of WordPress's default behavior of just showing the title of the video. For backwards compatibility retained old method of completely replacing the video attachment template with a video player.
  • Redesigned settings page to save using AJAX, and added a sample video player so changes are seen immediately.
  • Added iframe method to embed your videos on other websites.
  • Additional video formats encoded by the plugin are now added to the WordPress database as video attachments. To avoid a Russian nesting doll scenario these child attachments do not have the fields for creating thumbnails and encoding additional formats.
  • Changed encoded H.264 extensions from .m4v to .mp4 to increase compatibility with WordPress 3.6's new video capabilities. Existing M4V files will still work.
  • Checks only one time for alternate video sources when videos are embedded from other servers. This should speed up page load times considerably.
  • Added ability to rotate and replace the original file for videos recorded vertically on cell phones.
  • Added post meta box to posts with embedded videos that lists alternate formats found for each video.
  • Added option to set a post's featured image to the most recently generated thumbnail, and a button to set all previously generated thumbnails as featured images.
  • Added option to save generated thumbnails as children of either the video or the post the video is attached to, and a button to convert all thumbnails to the chosen hierarchy.
  • Added option to delete associated thumbnails and additional encoded video formats when original video attachment is deleted.
  • Added backwards compatibility for WordPress versions 3.2 and above.
  • If Strobe Media Playback player is selected, the Video.js player is used in situations where Flash doesn't work (webm, ogg playback) instead of the ugly default browser players.
  • Added watermark, view counts, volume attribute, and Google Analytics event tracking when using Strobe Media Playback player.
  • Added alignment option to center or right-justify videos.
  • Revised video player setup to properly resize the player if the containing DIV is smaller than the video, and resize again if the window size changes (or orientation changes on Android).
  • No matter which player is selected, iOS now displays the built-in controls so AirPlay works.
  • Added schema.org videoobject markup for improved SEO.
  • Fixed FLV embedding with Video.js player and improved selection of embedded formats for Strobe Media Playback.
  • Adjusted video gallery CSS and added a play button overlay to gallery thumbnails.
  • Adjusted watermark and Video.js play button CSS so the overlays don't overwhelm small videos.
  • Set Video.js controls to fade out on autoplay and on iOS, without having to mouseover the video.
  • Fixed endless "loading" spinner shown at the end of videos in some browsers in Video.js player.
  • Clicking "Insert into post" immediately after upload without changing any options now inserts shortcode instead of just the title of the video.
  • Inserting shortcode without a thumbnail no longer attempts to save the nonexistent thumbnail. Thumbnail cleanup is handled better.
  • Fixed error message "array_key_exists() expects parameter 2 to be array" when shortcode didn't have attributes.
  • Escaped all shell commands for increased security.
  • Fixed bug that made "Encode" button disappear if all formats were checked.
  • Fixed missing argument for kgvid_clear_completed_queue() when scheduling cleanup.
3.1.1 2013-03-05
  • March 5, 2013 =
  • Fixed missing ) in uninstall.php
3.1 2013-01-30
  • January 30, 2013 =
  • Added video watermark overlay option. (Video.js only)
  • Changed front-end CSS file name to kgvid_styles.css and made it always available, not just when galleries are on the page.
  • Removed my watermark testing logo which was accidentally inserted above videos in version 3.0.3.
  • Added option to choose -b:v or legacy -b flags when encoding. Recent FFMPEG versions only accept -b:v.
  • Added automatic encode queue cleanup. Any completed entry older than a week will be removed.
  • Added deactivation hook to remove queue and scheduled queue cleanup on deactivation.
  • Added uninstall.php to remove settings from the database on uninstall.
  • Disabled "Delete Permanently" link while encoding is canceling.
  • Checked for escapeshellcmd. If it's disabled on the server, encoding can't start.
  • Fixed insert title and download link checkboxes. They will actually insert something now.
  • Changed method for determining if a video has been played or paused and played again, for counting purposes.
  • Fixed check for mime type when generating H.264 video encode checkboxes to avoid showing options for QuickTime files that are higher resolution than the original video.
3.0.3 2013-01-30
  • January 29, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that added a blank line to JavaScript embedded in the page if "volume" wasn't set in the short code (Video.js only).
  • If video player is set larger than the containing DIV and the player size is reduced to fit, the height is now rounded to the nearest integer.
3.0.2 2013-01-25
  • January 24, 2013 =
  • Fixed bug that permanently disabled buttons on the Embed Video from URL tab.
  • Disabled "Delete Permanently" option for encoded files found on other servers.
  • Reduced the jQuery UI Dialog css and put it in its own scope to avoid conflicts with existing jQuery UI Dialog themes.
  • Cleaned out some leftover code.
3.0.1 2013-01-25

Fixes thumbnails & encodes in WP 3.5. Not compatible with earlier WP versions.

3.0 2013-01-23

Fixes thumbnails & encodes in WP 3.5. Not compatible with earlier WP versions.

2.0.6 2012-04-27
  • April 27, 2012 =
  • Removed swfobject.js from the plugin package. Now using the one included with WordPress. WordPress 3.3.2 contains a security fix for swfobject.js and the plugin will use the fixed version if you have upgraded WordPress (which is highly recommended).
  • Added setting to customize the formatting of titles inserted by the plugin.
  • Added settings to display a custom image when videos end instead of the first frame of the video (Flash only).
  • Fixed problem with embedded FLV files giving message "Argument Error Invalid parameter passed to method" when loading poster images.
2.0.5 2012-04-20
  • April 20, 2012 =
  • Fixed "Wrong datatype for second argument" error on line 339 and subsequent automatic replacement of original videos with Mobile/H.264 versions whether they exist or not.
2.0.4 2012-04-19
  • April 19, 2012 =
  • Once again changed the process checking for FFMPEG installations. Should be universal now.
  • Added setting to turn on vpre flags for users with installed versions of FFMPEG old enough that libx264 requires vpre flags to operate.
  • Added setting to replace the video attachment template with a page containing only the code necessary to display the video. Makes embedding your hosted videos on other sites easier.
  • Fixed progress bar for older versions of FFMPEG.
  • Added Flash fallback when OGV or WEBM videos are embedded.
2.0.3 2012-02-24
  • February 24, 2012 =
  • When working with file formats that can't be embedded (WMV, AVI, etc) the option to embed the original file will be disabled if Mobile/H.264, WEBM, or OGV files are found.
  • Changed encoding bitrate flag back to -b instead of -b:v to retain compatibility with older versions of FFMPEG.
  • Cosmetic changes in encoding progress bar.
  • No longer deleting encoded files if progress can't be properly established.
  • Added "nice" to the encode commond (not on Windows) to prevent FFMPEG from overusing system resources.
  • Updated plugin settings panel generation function to require "Administrator" role instead of deprecated capability number system.
2.0.2 2012-02-21
  • February 21, 2012 =
  • Fixed check for FFMPEG again, to work with Windows.
2.0.1 2012-02-21
  • February 21, 2012 =
  • Fixed check for FFMPEG again. Should be more universal.
2.0 2012-02-21
  • February 20, 2012 =
  • Large rewrite to fix several security issues. Full server paths are no longer exposed in the Media Upload form, all AJAX calls are handled through wp_ajax, and nonces are checked.
  • Added video encoding progress bar on Linux servers.
  • Added button to cancel encoding.
  • Added option to encode 720p or 1080p H.264 videos.
  • Changed requirements for AAC encoding. Will work with libfaac or libvo-aacenc.
  • Improved error reporting to help diagnose problems.
  • Videos recorded on phones in portrait mode (tall and skinny) will not end up sideways if FFMPEG version .10 or later is installed.
  • Thumbnail generation process uses fancy jQuery animation.
  • Fixed check for FFMPEG. Should actually work in Windows now.
  • Fixed unenclosed generate, embed, submit, delete strings in kg_call_ffmpeg
1.1 2012-01-08
  • January 8, 2012 =
  • Includes Strobe Media Playback files so Flash Player is now hosted locally, which allows skinning.
  • Added skin with new, more modern looking play button. Upgraders should check the plugin settings for more details.
  • Fixed "Insert into Post" button in "Embed from URL" tab when editor is in HTML view mode. Used to do nothing! Now does something.
  • Added option to override default Mobile/HTML5 encode formats for each video
  • Added check for FFMPEG. Generate & Encode buttons are disabled if FFMPEG isn't found.
1.0.6 2011-11-07
  • November 6, 2011 =
  • Resetting to defaults on the plugin settings page resets to actual values now, instead of undefined constants.
1.0.5 2011-11-06
  • November 6, 2011 =
  • Fixed "Embed from URL" thumbnail creation. Generated thumbnails don't disappear anymore.
1.0.4 2011-11-04
  • November 4, 2011 =
  • More thorough check made for existing attachments before registering poster images with the Wordpress Media Library. Avoids registering duplicates or medium/small/thumb image sizes if they're used as poster image.
  • Added loop, autoplay, and controls options to HTML5 video elements.
  • When saving attachments, won't try to delete thumb_tmp directory if it doesn't exist.
1.0.3 2011-10-28
  • October 27, 2011 =
  • Revised thumbnail cleanup to make sure temp files aren't deleted when generating thumbnails for more than one video at a time.
1.0.2 2011-10-27
  • October 21, 2011 =
  • Fixed a shocking number of unenclosed stings in get_options() calls. Bad programming. Didn't affect functionality, but will stop generating errors.
  • Removed clumsy check for FFMPEG running. Was preventing encoding if ANY user on the server was running FFMPEG. Be wary of overusing your system resources though.
1.0.1 2011-10-21
1.0 2011-10-21
0.2.1 2011-10-21
0.2 2011-10-09