Cool WordPress FLV Plugin

by | Jun 29, 2009 | Cool Web Software, Tutorials, Wordpress Plugins

Looking to add FLV videos to your posts and pages in WordPress but tired of the hassle? Yeah, me too! Well, this plugin solved my problems and made it a breeze to insert FLV files into any of my WordPress pages, posts and widgets!

There’s a lot of great plugins out there but I wasn’t able to find any that truly made inserting FLV files a snap. Most wanted to concentrate solely on YouTube videos. I needed something that worked on any FLV file I needed to include into an area of my client’s WordPress blog.

This program absolutely did the trick. It was a 10 second install (just upload and activate the plugin) and had custom configurations via the admin.

Now I create my FLV file, upload and insert in a matter of minutes without fumbling with the WYSIWYG editor in WordPress and get great results.

FLV Video Plugin For WordPress FLV Plugin

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Flash Video 101

Flash video is a format of video that delivers high quality images, smoothly and quickly.
The video is compressed or converted to a FLV file, which then can be played almost instantly.

Since the arrival of tube video, web viewers have been demanding video as a part of the web experience. YouTube reported that more than 5 billion videos had been viewed for the month of July 2008. This one example alone tells us there is an importance of a video presence being necessary on websites.

Remember the choppy, grainy streaming video of the late 1990’s? The slow downloading capabilities or viewing that began after a small portion of the file was buffered? That was a major frustration of watching video during that era.

Technology had a major break-through with FLASH (FLV) video. The contributing factor being that more people using high-speed Internet connections with higher-bandwidth. FLV format allows video to load and start quickly because of the compressed video images and speed of broadband.

Flash video has the capabilities to run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms, meaning it can be viewed by 98% of all Internet-connected computers. Since most computers have a pre-installed Flash Player, the need for downloading additional plug-ins and software to view the videos is eliminated.

Here lies the problem: getting your video into FLV format and uploading to your website.

It can be as simple as a 3 step process from start to finish.

Prepare and save your video in avi., mpg., or wvm. format, 1) Locate, meaning where you saved your file on your computer, 2) Convert the video to FLV format and 3) Produce or upload the video to your website. In each step, there are several options that you can pick from. A good program will guide you through this process.

Flash video provides a viewing experience for your website that is seamless, as opposed to a pop-up, or pop-over window, that interrupts the flow of your message.


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