Advanced Responsive Video Embedder Wordpress Plugin is used by 935 websites. Among 935, 5 sites are within top 10,000 and 57 sites are within top 100,000 websites.

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Plugin Description Easy responsive video embeds via URLs or shortcodes. Perfect drop-in replacement for WordPress' default embeds. Best plugin for videos?
Detail Plugin Description

This readme represents the upcoming version 6.0 and the Pro Addon, when it will be release only the normal mode (still responsive, very configurable ...) will be part of the free version here. If you not like this change, old versions will be aviable on Github. On top of this I give out free Pro Addons for people who installed this plugin before this announcement. I am afraid there will be still people hating, maybe more details on that later.

Many many thanks to everyone who donated or bought the Pro Addon already even if they could get it for free.

The best WordPress plugin for videos? Supports close to everything you can imagine, still keeping it easy & simple.

This is very likely the one and only plugin you will ever need to handle video embeds on your WordPress site(s)

Simple • Lightweight • Responsive • Customizable


  • Embeds via pasting the URL in its own line just like WordPress!
  • Optionally use Shortcodes instead
  • One single button for all providers (for most providers not required because of URL embeds, but allows to create custom shortcodes with advances features within seconds)
  • Responsive embeds with CSS, much better then with JavaScript IMO
  • Tries to be as unobtrusive as possible, sets 'hide brand' variables if supported, disabled related videos at the end ... to help keep people on your Site rather then going to YouTube or keep watching videos
  • Clean Shortcode syntax [vimeo id=123456 ] no ugly URLs, no unnecessary Shortcode wrapping.
  • Autostart (for providers that support them)
  • Custom URL Parameters to use all options providers offer
  • Optional maximal width
  • Video alignment
  • General iframe support for any provider that not included that support responsive iframe embeds or any URL you with to display in a iframe.
  • Detailed description of options in-place, also available translated into German, French and Spanish.
  • Custom Aspect Ratio

Additional Features with the Pro Addon

  • Feel good about yourself for helping me support my long time work on this plugin. Tons of hours, weekends ... always worked on improving 3+ years.
  • Lazyload mode: Only load a preview image on pageload instead of the Video itself, makes you site load faster.
  • Lazyload -> Lightbox: Open videos in a jQuery Colorbox. Plugin needs to be installed.
  • Lazyload -> HTML5 Fullscreen: (experimental) This is a dream come true for me. Be aware that this has a Issue of going fullsceen a 2nd time from within fullscreen and fullscreen Buttons not working as expected.
  • Lazyload -> Half Screen Sticky: (experimental) Video that fills about half the screen/window and lets users continue to scroll and read the site, start writing a comment ... while watching a video. This relies on modern HTML5 features (calc, vw + vh) and may not work everywhere.

Supported providers

  • iframe (General support for any provider that not included that support responsive iframe embeds)
  • blip
  • break
  • CollegeHumor
  • Comedy Central
  • dailymotion
  • flickr
  • Funny or Die
  • gametrailers
  • IGN
  • kickstarter
  • LiveLeak
  • metacafe
  • movieweb
  • myspace
  • MyVideo
  • snotr
  • spike
  • TED Talks
  • twitch
  • veoh
  • vevo
  • viddler
  • videojug
  • vine
  • vimeo
  • XTube
  • Yahoo Screen
  • YouTube

Quick Introduction

URLs like on its own line will produce full responsive embeds. If you already use this with WordPress default, this is the perfect drop-in replacement to make everything responsive, no need to do anything.

Extremly customizable with support for anything providers offer to customize embeds. Other plugins offer some of this features with huge bloated dialogs, ARVE is different, it just lets you do anything you want if you have a few seconds to look up what the parameters do.

Here we are starting the video at the 30 seconds mark, disable the fullscreen button, switch to YouTubes light theme and set the aspect_ratio to cinemascope.

the same thing can be done with a shortcode:

[youtube id="Q6goNzXrmFs" parameters="start=30 fs=0 theme=light" aspect_ratio="21:9" ]

Pro Addon Feature Demonstration

[vimeo id="124858722" mode="lazyload" maxwidth="400" align="left" ]] This is a demo of a aligned lazyloaded video [...]

This is a demo of a aligned lazyloaded video that has a maximal width set and will grow on click before loading the video.

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We can also center videos and open then inside a Colorbox. This requires the jQuery Colorbox plugin to be installed. This site uses theme 3.

[youtube id="Q6goNzXrmFs" mode="lazyload-lightbox" maxwidth="600" align="center" ]

Lazyloaded Preview Images in HD

Contrary to what you might think, thumbnail in ARVE does not nessasary mean small images. You can provide your own images with thumbnail="https://your.image.url". Most providers also support HD thumbnail images and this plugin will get the highest aviable size.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Finally something that works

So I have a responsive theme but on pages with you tube videos it wasn't making the you tube videos fit in the mobile screen. I have spent the last hour trying many plugins and researching on google and finally I installed this. And I didn't have to update any settings or anything just refreshed a post with videos and all the sudden it is beautiful and responsive on my mobile phone!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! review by happyecho

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Only Plug-in that worked

I used a lot of high ranking plug-ins but they still broke my design. Downloaded this and worked right away. Thanks! review by crconnell89


Planned features are:

  • Support for self-hosted videos.
  • Getting rid of the over 2 year not updated 'jQuery Colorbox' plugin dependency and replace it with a modern responsive and touch friendly lightbox that will be included inside the pro addon. If you have any suggestions please let me know.
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