FLV Embed

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FLV Embed is a WordPress plugin made to simplify the process of adding Flash videos (FLV) into your blog using Jeroen’s FLV Player.

For commercial use and implementation, you need to purchase a license for the player. If you want information about encoding videos into FLV and why you should use FLV, Jeroen has also written an excellent article which you can find on his site.

First of all, I do know there are already quite a few plugins that does similar things but I decided to make my own plugin for several reasons:

  • to enforce a standard plugin tag style (all of my other plugins use the same tag style)
  • no bells and whistles, this plugin embeds an FLV file and does it the easiest way
  • uses highly portable, extensible and future proof tags
  • XHTML compliant for those who cares about validation

Starting from version 1.0, FLV Embed supports Google video sitemap generation, the first WordPress plugin that does it for you! ;)

FLV Embed plugin screenshot
FLV Embed in action
FLV Embed video sitemap screenshot
Video sitemap


  • uses simple, intuitive tags to generate Flash video (FLV) movies for your posts
  • supports video sitemap generation
  • standards compliant: valid XHTML
  • many options are configurable, such as autostart, show/hide control bar, player colour, poster image, full screen button etc.
  • highly interactive admin option panel for player configuration
  • supports text only output for RSS that prompt readers to visit the original post for Flash content
  • supports outputting poster image for RSS if desired
  • accessibility: requires Javascript to display FLV player, but will prompt user to enable Javascript when disabled
  • accessibility: prompt user to download latest Flash player if it is not installed or too old
  • accessibility: no annoying “click to activate” for IE users


This plugin uses one universal, standard tag style:

[flv:url width height]
  • url – the URL of the FLV file you want to embed, the path can either be site-relative or absolute
  • width – width of the FLV movie
  • height – height of the FLV movie

Jeroen’s FLV Player supports poster frame so you can turn on this feature via options if desired. The following two examples show FLV embed with and without poster frame.

Without poster frame
The poster frame feature is turned off by default.

Example input:

[flv:/video/demo.flv 480 368]

Example output:

With poster frame
In order to use this poster frame feature, you will need to turn it on via options. Once turned on, the player will look for preview image that share the same filename as the embedded FLV file. For example, if your embedded FLV file is “demo.flv”, the player will display “demo.jpg” as preview image. By default, the filetype of preview image is “jpg”, but this can be changed via options.

Example input:

[flv:/video/demo.flv 480 360]

Example output:

Version 0.3 onwards
Starting from version 0.3, it is possible to have your poster image at a different location than your FLV files. To achieve that, an optional 4th argument for the input tag and a new option $flv_posterpath were introduced. Below shows the tag syntax that should be used to provide a poster path:

[flv:movie poster width height]
  • movie – the URL of the FLV file, the path can either be site-relative or absolute
  • poster – the URL of the poster image, the path can either be site-relative or absolute
  • width – width of the FLV movie
  • height – height of the FLV movie

It is recommended that you try different settings for $flv_posterpath (found in option panel) and poster argument to have a feel how they work. There are several different ways how you could combine $flv_posterpath and optional poster path tag parameter to tell the plugin the poster location is not the same as the flv location.

If all your poster images are put within the same directory but not the same as the FLV files, change $flv_posterpath to point to your image directory, and no poster argument is required when using the embed tags. Make sure all the poster images have the same filename as the FLV files. If your poster images are scattered all over the places i.e. not within the same directory and not necessarily has the same filename as your FLV files, then use the poster argument to indicate where the poster image is.

The plugin detects the path used in the tags to determine if $flv_posterpath and $flv_flvpath should be used. In cases where absolute or site relative path are given as argument for the tags, $flv_posterpath and $flv_flvpath will have no effect on the output.

Users without Flash or Javascript
Unfortunately, about 2% of your users might not have Flash installed and about 10% of them might not have Flash 8 or above according to Adobe. For these users, the ufo.js will detect and output appropriate message that prompts these users to download and install latest Flash player onto their computers. Here’s an example screenshot that show you how this works:

With vs. Without Flash
Flash accessibility

While most modern browser supports Javascript, some users are too afraid that Javascript will screw up their computer so they turn it off just to be safe. This becomes a problem because this WordPress plugin relies on Javascript to display the FLV Player. To solve this problem, “noscript” tags are used to prompt these users to enable their Javascript and refresh the page for the Flash player to show up. Here’s an example screenshot:

With vs. Without Javascript
Javascript accessibility

Text only output:
By default, this plugin will output text that reads “[See post to watch Flash video]” for your RSS feeds only. If you wished you could display the poster image in your RSS feeds by setting $flv_posterinfeed option (see below) to 1.

Demo RSS feed


Starting from version 1.0, FLV Embed supports video sitemap generation. In order to see the video sitemap option panel, you need to turn on the sitemap feature under your FLV Embed option panel.

The plugin will try to create a video sitemap file in your blog root but this might not be successful depending on your server configuration. If the plugin is unable to create the video sitemap file for you, then you will need to manually upload the video sitemap file to your blog root, chmod it “664″ (or “666″ depending on your server configuration) and tell the plugin where to locate your video sitemap under options.

FLV Embed sitemap settings screenshot
Video sitemap settings

Custom field data are used by the plugin to generate the video sitemap. If you have been using FLV Embed in the past, you can tell the plugin to insert missing custom field data for all published post by clicking the “Update Custom Fields” button within your video sitemap option page. This will also update any existing custom fields should there be any noticeable changes.

Automatic custom field insert can be disabled on a per post basis by putting [flv:skip] at the end of your blog post. Each time video sitemap is rebuilt successfully, Google will be pinged about the sitemap updates automatically. This plugin will try not to ping Google more than once per hour (as per Google’s suggestion), but you can override this by manually pinging via the “Force Ping” button found in sitemap option panel.

Click on the demo below to have a look how the generated video sitemap will look like. You might want to “view source” to see the actual XML content.

Demo video sitemap


Starting from version 1.0, you can change just about everything this plugin does using the plugin option panel. Below list some of the parameters that might be confusing for you when changing different options.

FLV Embed settings screenshot
FLV Embed settings
  • $flv_useposter: 0 to disable poster frame, 1 to display poster frame i.e. preview image
  • $flv_posterinfeed: 0 to show text only output in feeds, 1 to display poster frame i.e. preview image in feeds
  • $flv_imagetype: Preview image extension, can be “jpg”, “png” or “gif”
  • $flv_posterpath: Path to poster images, trailing slash required
  • $flv_flvpath: Path to FLV movie files, trailing slash required
  • $flv_backcolor: Background color of the FLV Player *
  • $flv_frontcolor: Texts / buttons color of the FLV Player *
  • $flv_lightcolor: Rollover/ active color of the FLV Player *
  • $flv_screencolor: Background color of the display of the FLV Player *
  • $flv_logo: URL to watermark logo that will be displayed at the bottom right corner
  • $flv_link: URL to go to when the logo is clicked
  • $flv_overstretch: Defines how to stretch images/movies to make them fit the display.
    • “true” will stretch them proportionally to fill the display
    • “false” will stretch them to fit
    • “fit” will stretch them disproportionally to fit both height and width
    • “none” will show all items in their original dimensions.
  • $flv_largecontrols: 0 to disable, 1 to make the controlbar twice as large for visually impaired users
  • $flv_showdigits: 0 to hide the digits, 1 to show the digits for % loaded, elapsed and remaining time in the FLV Player
  • $flv_showicons: 0 to hide icons, 1 to show the play/loading icon in the middle of the display
  • $flv_showfsbutton: 0 to hide fullscreen button, 1 to show fullscreen button
  • $flv_show_stop: 0 to hide stop button, 1 to show stop button
  • $flv_showvolume: 0 to hide volume button, 1 to show volume button
  • $flv_showcontrolbar: 0 to hide control bar, 1 to show control bar
  • $flv_autostart: 0 to disable autostart, 1 to enable autostart (strongly discouraged as it’s annoying from a user perspective)
  • $flv_bufferlength: Number of seconds an FLV should be buffered ahead before the player starts it
  • $flv_volume: Startup volume for FLV Player

* These settings can be found in fullscreen.php as well which set the player appearance in full screen mode for older Flash users


  1. Download and extract the “flv-embed” folder
  2. Upload the “flv-embed” folder to your WordPress plugin directory, usually “wp-content/plugins”
  3. Activate the plugin in your WordPress admin panel
  4. For video sitemap feature to work properly, you should follow the instruction here


  1. Deactivate the plugin in your WordPress admin panel
  2. Remove the “flv-embed” folder in your WordPress plugin directory
  3. Follow the installation guide above


FLV Embed plugin 1.2.1 for WordPress 2.5+

If you are using older version of WordPress, please download FLV Embed 1.0 from here instead.

Support high quality yet free plugin by donating, thank you!


If you have any questions, suggestions, or found any bugs in this plugin, feel free to post them in your comments. I’ll try my best to answer them but there’s no guarantee, so don’t be disappointed if you do not hear back from me promptly. :/ Always include a URL to the problem page whenever you are asking for help, it will make it easier for me to figure out your problem. Lastly, if you find this plugin useful and feel like donating some money for my effort, please use the PayPal donate button above, thank you! <3


I keep getting “Get the latest Flash Player to see this player.” message even though I have the latest Flash player. Why?
It is very likely that wp_head() function is missing in your theme’s header. To fix this, put the following code into your WordPress theme’s header file (usually header.php, under Presentation -> Theme Editor), right before the </head>:

<?php wp_head(); ?>


Why doesn’t my flash video stretch properly?
You need a better encoder, or you can also try different settings for $flv_overstretch option.


Why are those ugly embed code showing up on my category, tags etc. page?
This is because those entries do not have their excerpt defined, and WordPress is trying to generate one for you based on the post content, and you happen to have the FLV embed tags at the top of the page! Unfortunately, I have yet to fix this problem because WordPress does not provide an easy hook for excerpt handling and I would need to literally hack WordPress to get this fixed. I will try to put this on my todo list but in the mean time, you can fix this yourself by manually adding excerpt to those posts affected.


How can I change the location of the logo?
Unfortunately you cannot, by default the logo will show at the top right corner. You might be able to manually add transparent padding to your png logo to shift the logo to where you want it to be, though it is not recommended.


How can I align the video in the middle?
Put the following code into your theme’s stylesheet (for easy way of doing this, see MyCSS):

#player1, #player2, #player3 {text-align: center;}


Is (insert feature name) supported by this plugin?
If you know that a certain feature is supported by JW FLV Player but is not supported by this plugin yet, feel free to make a request. Otherwise, it might be hard for me to provide such functionality especially those related to player’s functionality and appearance.


How can I embed a video from YouTube?
Use the YouTube URL as the file argument when using the embed tags, e.g. [flv:http://youtube.com/watch?v=fLV3MB3DpWN 480 360]


How long will it take for my videos to show up in Google’s search results once I submitted my video sitemap?
Nobody can tell for sure, but Google has definitely started putting video sitemap into action i.e. indexing the flv and including them as search results. Each new video added to the video sitemap can take as little as a day or two to show up in the search results depending on your site’s crawl rate.


I have duplicate/bad entries in my video sitemap?!
Check the post with duplicate entries and manually delete the “flv” custom fields that are either empty or corrupted.


I really like this plugin, what can I do to help?
It will be highly appreciated if you can donate whatever you think this plugin is worth, or you can also spread the love by sharing this hopefully useful plugin with your readers. boogie


1.2 [2009.01.13]

  • Fixed: Poster image issues with YouTube embed

1.2 [2008.07.18]

  • Upgraded FLV Player to 3.16
  • Added: Custom FLV player location support
  • Added: YouTube video support
  • Added: Google Analytics support
  • Added: Video smoothing option
  • Added: Show download button option
  • Added: Optional raw embed code for RSS
  • Changed: Several options in admin panel to be more user friendly
  • Fixed: wmode transparency issues
  • Fixed: Poster image issues with non FLV files (e.g. mp4)

1.1 [2008.04.22]

  • Upgraded FLV Player to 3.14
  • Added: New video sitemap appearance
  • Added: Auto remove invalid FLV files from custom field during custom field update
  • Changed: Admin option panel for WordPress 2.5+
  • Fixed: Only published post will be included in the video sitemap

1.0 [2007.12.30]

  • Upgraded FLV Player to 3.12
  • Added: Admin option panel
  • Added: Video sitemap support
  • Added: Option to show/hide volume button
  • Added: Option to show/hide stop button
  • Added: Option to show large control bar for visually impaired users

0.3.2 [2007.05.31]

  • Added: Option to show poster image in feeds

0.3.1 [2007.05.19]

  • Fixed: Poster path problem

0.3 [2007.05.10]

  • Upgraded FLV Player to 3.7
  • Switched to SWFObject instead of ufo.js
  • Added: Option to show/hide logo with link
  • Added: Option to set poster and flv movie path
  • Added: Option to show/hide icons
  • Added: Option to set volume
  • Added: Optional tag parameter for poster path

0.2 [2007.02.16]

  • Upgraded FLV Player to 3.5
  • Added: Option to show/hide controller bar
  • Added: Option to change buffer length
  • Added: Option to set overstretch
  • Fixed: IE display problem

0.1 [2007.01.09]

  • Initial release

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Cameron AUSTRALIA December 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

No longer working with the WordPress 3.5 update. Will the plugin be updated for 3.5?


orangorangan December 11, 2012 at 6:08 am

A very nice plugin! but how do i set the flv to auto reply? thanks dude!


orangorangan December 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

sorry i mean auto rewind / loop. because it jut wont loop, even though i change the parameter to auto rewind.


Shamim December 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Great tutorial.Thanks for share.


leo November 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm



Rigo September 28, 2012 at 12:56 am

hi Eyn
great plugging, thanks for sharing

however i have an wird error

i just activate this pluging and the player is not show at all in the option panel. I have done everything.

if i right click, is shows my version of flash players and “movie not loadied” legend

any clue?


jake September 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Is there a way to auto-start the video, so you don’t have to push play?
Is there a way to make the video start playing right when the page is loaded?



arjun AUSTRALIA July 18, 2012 at 5:40 am

Dear all ,
controls are not coming in crome properly can anyone help me pls


Cornel June 27, 2012 at 6:45 am

My video is visible only on some random pages. Below is the code I am using.
[flv:http://www.pixazy.com/files/MihaelaBogdan.flv /files/backgroundfilm.jpg 646 364]
I have compared the pages where the the video is visible with the ones where is not visible and there are no differencies except for the page name. What can I do? What is the problem?


Kevin T May 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Is it possible to do put two videos on the same line on a page. I basically want a video on the left and a video on the right side of the page. FLV embed seems to force a line break every time a new video is inserted. Please advice, thank you.


Paul Schnitzler UNITED STATES May 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I think I have done everything correctly and entered:
[flv:lightersidetocancer.com/wp-content/uploads/Lighter_Side_to_Cancer.wmv 240 184]
The page shows a large white area but no content–image, text, anything.
Without the FLV code, the white area is not present so something is happening.
The URL works by itself.
What am I missing?
Help, please.


DC April 20, 2012 at 6:53 am

My flv videos do not show the control bar at all. I made the changes in the setting to show, and also tried auto-hide and nothing I change makes the control bar visible in the posted video. Help?


Seth Czerepak UNITED STATES April 19, 2012 at 2:30 am

Is there a code you can put to autostart only on selected files? For example, something like

[flv:domain/file 500 300 autostart]



jwqlb April 13, 2012 at 10:21 am

i have the same problem like tom (post from march 16. 2011).
the posterpic with the same name is in the same folder like tthe video but dont work.
help me (us) please.


Redvirus April 11, 2012 at 7:52 am

Its a rubbish plug in not working with my simple wordpress theme. wp-chatter. just a time waste nothing else.


Buddy Hannon June 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

This is a great and easy to use plug-in. It’s usage is very basic. I’ve been using it for years with great ease and satisfaction.


grapevyn CANADA August 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm

On the internet I see so many saying that WordPress is the real cat’s meow and it’s so easy to use, too. Well, I have been struggling with it now for a week and it fights me every step of the way. Obviously I am doing lots of stuff it doesn’t like, including this plugin. The player comes up but won’t play the video whether its’s *.flv or *.mp4 files located on my IP server. One plus is that the player comes up, but if nothing plays, what good is it?


Tom CANADA March 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

Hi all,

Having problems getting the poster to show. I’ve placed the poster in the same directory as the video and given it the same name (i.e. myvideo.flv , myvideo.jpg) and set the options in flv-embed.php as follows:

‘useposter’ => 1,
‘posterinfeed’ => 0,
‘posterpath’ => “”,
‘imagetype’ => “jpg”,

The video displays but with no preview poster, just a black screen until you click “play”.

I have tried including the full path for video and poster in the tag as well, such as:
[flv:http://www.mysite//video/sample.flv http://www.mysite//video/sample.jpg 320 240]

…poster preview still doesn’t show.

Can anybody tell me what I’m missing? Thanks.


bawdyboy CANADA May 29, 2012 at 9:56 am

Are you using Firefox? Poster won’t show up in Firefox.


Buddy Hannon June 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

Take the poster path out of the embed tag, go to the flv embed settings and make sure that you click ‘Display poster image for embedded FLV Movie’ right up there at the top.


Eashu INDIA March 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm


Does this also work on wordpress “pages” also? I know it works on wordpress posts.



Motion Graphics UNITED KINGDOM February 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Thanks for the code snippets, you just saved me a ton of time, much appreciated, thank you.


Ryo AUSTRALIA February 24, 2012 at 2:47 am

Is there any way I can link swf file on the header area of the site? I embed the code there but it is not working. The code literally shows in the webpage. Thank you.


amit February 8, 2012 at 5:41 am

i want FLV Embed php code so i can add it in template….reply


Luke Frohling UNITED STATES February 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Geez, could you be even more ruder?? How about being a bit more polite…?


Positive Thinking UNITED STATES February 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I’m glad you said something Luke because it’s totally ridiculous!

Hey Amit, have you made any donations for getting such an awesome plugin for FREE???

I will answer your question before you bother to ask; YES I have made a $30 donation because I DO appreciate getting this plugin for FREE!

I want ….. I want… Learn some manners for cripe sake.


Zoe Paige January 30, 2012 at 6:06 am

Great! Thanks for the tip!


Flash Video Player AUSTRALIA January 21, 2012 at 4:44 am

An informative read… thanks for the post.


Luke Frohling AUSTRALIA January 5, 2012 at 5:50 am

Great plugin!!! Is there a way to set the autoplay function for SOME of the FLV movies and not all of them? Ie. Is there something I can type between the square referencial brackets that tells their browser to automatically play the movie?



Oisín December 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Hi there, any chance you know how to upload a .swf file with a menu?


RedKoala POLAND November 30, 2011 at 4:09 am

Is it possible to insert a video in a custom field, so I can display it somewhere outside the normal content.


Tina October 24, 2011 at 7:08 am

Cool plugins! Thanks!! I was wondering..can I use this also for a personal blog? :D 10x!!


Salim September 29, 2011 at 6:52 am

how to call external function on play and pause?


max September 17, 2011 at 2:04 am

Thank you.. subscribe!))


Ronny September 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Hello! Great Extension! Thanks!

I use the Tube Theme WP4Tube ( http://www.freewptube.com/category/tube-theme ). With this I can insert videos only with embedded codes in the custom field “video_code”.

How can I insert a custom field for my template to run flv urls (example
http://hustlershare.com/webmasters/www.hustler.com/uaa_alysa_clip02.flv ) ?





jaz September 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Can I disable logo overlay and fullscreen for specific video player?


Bunty Gurung August 30, 2011 at 11:19 am

I have a hate-love relation with this plugin. Coz I can see that none of the comments ever gets the response from the creator of this plugin, and that the plugin was upgraded last in 2009 :(
But anyways i had to express my gratitude so thank you for this great plugin. It still beats the hell out of the best commercial plugins out there. Though i sincerely hope that you will be upgrading it soon with some of the features people have requested here.
Cheers – Bunty Gurung.


curro July 20, 2011 at 11:18 am

Hi and thanks for the plugin. just a simple question: how to put it in a widget in the column?


johncein AUSTRALIA July 16, 2011 at 1:41 am

I have installed the plugin FLV embed for my wordpress site, and on the post where I put the code (for those familiar) [flv:"file location" 320 240] etc, the video shows up when I click on the indivual posting, but not on the main page which is where the posting is at the top.

Flv Player


Positive Thinking UNITED STATES July 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Hi John,

I just checked your site out (very nice site) and I see you have the video on the home page but I could not get it to play. I then checked your source code and could see that you clearly have not added this plugin to your site nor the video code.

I am not connected to this site at all as a matter of fact I made a donation and was never even thanked but none of that really matters to me because I have access to this easy solution for adding videos to my sites and even more importantly perfectly crafted video sitemaps and it cost me nothing so I was more than happy to make a donation and I plan to give even more.

Being that your site promotes your own video player I would have to presume that your comment is nothing less than a spam comment added for the sole purpose of luring readers to your site.

When I saw your question I was sincerely going to offer my help, I am certainly no expert but I have added this plugin to at least a dozen sites so far without one issue so I thought that if I could share my knowledge I would do so to pay back for the free product I have received.

However I was disappointed to see that I was in fact lured to your site under the guise of someone in need of help. The truly ironic part of this whole charade is that you are promoting your own video software and yet the demo video you have on your site does not even play!

I think there is a name for something like this……..Got It! it is called “Karma”

Best of luck to you my friend!

As I said I am not associated with this site in anyway I just truly appreciate the generosity of the site owner.


Charles AUSTRALIA September 2, 2011 at 1:24 am

Hi Howard,
I do checked the site that you John has mentioned. It is good and the video also plays well, Howard it is rather playing well for me. I think there is some problem with the net connectivity for Howard. I do have a chance to chat with the support team there. They seems to be knowledgeable. You could try to contact them too. Think it would work.


Positive Thinking UNITED STATES September 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Hi Charles,

I don’t think you understood the point I was trying to make. His site obviously is a dynamic site because it you click on his little FLV Player link at the bottom of his post you will now see that it is a different home page and it shows a video framework but it is a slide show that is playing and not a video.

Putting all that to the side the thing that bothers me is that he posted a comment on this site that offers us ALL a FREE plugin that works terrific and he is complaining about this plugin but he is only doing so in efforts to promote his own video product.

I just think we should show our gratitude to this site owner for giving us a FREE piece of software that works terrific and not support any comments that are only being left so they can promote their own video software.

Do you understand my point?

I am very thankful that this plugin is being offered to us for free and I have gone so far as to make a couple of donations to show my gratitude.

Now do you think John is going to offer of his video software for FREE?



Howard - Positive Thinking! UNITED STATES June 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm


I think this is an awesome plugin. I have been using it for about a month and a half and I have it pretty well figured out.

I just really wanted to thank you for offering such a great piece of software. I know it is not very much but I just made a donation of $30 through PayPal

I will do the same next month.
Thanks Again!


James June 17, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Thanks for a nice lightweight video plugin. Been having major issues with other plugins where the video sits above all other layers, including my drop down menus. Nice to see you have this covered!

Great work!


jaz June 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Would be awesome if you can do some sort of playlist feature. Would be willing to pay/donate as it would be the only thing available for wordpress. Thanks!


Matt UNITED KINGDOM May 17, 2011 at 5:49 am

Is there a way to get the FLV to preload, so when the user presses play it starts as the whole movie is already buffered?


Cyle UNITED STATES May 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

We are not able to get the Video tracking to track in Google Analytics. Inside the FLV Embed Settings I picked Google Analytics (GA) as the Analytics to use, but I am not seeing any data in GA. How do i go about fixing this?


Pete UNITED KINGDOM May 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I’m working locally at the moment. Sorry to seem stupid, but I don’t know where to start with your plugin. I can’t see anything about how to start and insert the movie. Could you help please? I have the FLV Options page, but how do I get my movie?


cincere UNITED STATES April 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

iam not sure why my images are not showing …..can you please help me ill even give you the password to the site thank you.


Jeremiah UNITED STATES April 25, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Is there any way of using FLV Embed outside the loop? I’ve tried instantiating it using do_shortcode() but it just returns the value inside.


rami July 24, 2012 at 9:53 am

Re: Shortcodes

I know this is an old thread, but just in case someone else stumbles by here:

Although this plugin is great, it does not use add_shortcode at all – meaning you cannot use the plugin anywhere except inside of the_content

So if you wanted to use this in a sidebar, for example, you’d have to first assign a shortcode to it, in side of flv-embed.php, then modify your functions.php to allow shortcodes in widgets, if it isn’t already in there.


vin April 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

hi, i got a question for you, how i can add an alt tag to a video?

thanks in advance for your help.


Howard from Positive Thinking UNITED STATES April 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

I just started using this plugin and I will definitely be donating. The Web Traffic Genius guys selling Video Traffic Genius claim their plugin is the only plugin ever to create video sitemaps so with that in mind it is well worth donating $50 – $75 for this one.

Being new to adding video to Wordpress I do have a few questions. I have successfully uploaded 3 videos to my Child Safety site but what I have done is use Applian FLV Freecorder to capture youtube videos and convert them to .FLV but the video looks pretty plain so I used another program that creates an .FLV player with a number of skin choices.

My first question: Do you guys load all your videos into one folder or do you just FTP them to the root. I have uploaded 3 videos to my root and I name the videos the keyword of my post.

Ex: video name Child-Safety-Seats.flv so the video URL would be:
http://www.mydomain.com/Child-Safety-Latches.flv which I thought would be the best for SEO and the sitemap but my concern; is it ridiculous to upload more than 5, 10 or 20 videos on one site because they are anywhere from 5 to 15 million bytes each.

I also have the same post in the sitemap more than once and I only have one embed tag in the post and I don’t know how to delete the extra listings.

I guess that is enough ?s for now.

Thanks for any help from anyone!


Jenny Francoeur UNITED STATES April 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I deleted the plugin and reinstalled it and it’s fine now!!


Jenny Francoeur UNITED STATES April 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I have a real problem with my videos not showing up. I’ve never had this problem before. I have another site where they’re showing up fine and I checked and have the same plugins in both sites. What can I do?



cheap pc tablet guy UNITED STATES April 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Not sure if this plug-in has been updated. I was told about it and have gone thru the instructions, but can someone please tell me 1.) Is this plug-in updated? and 2.) It seems to me that there should be an option that would appear on each post or page when you are writing the post…and option that would add the video by simply making the selection on that post. Instead, as I understand it and tried it, you have to put one small line of code into the post (no big deal–but you have to remember this each time). Is there a difference in using this plug-in, or simply by adding the video using the WP upload feature? Many thanks, and I will use this plug-in if indeed it is better!!


kefah April 10, 2011 at 4:33 am

how can i see the option panel in this emed


Luke Frohling AUSTRALIA January 5, 2012 at 5:51 am

In my WP version it’s in the vertical menu on the left under Settings / FLV Embed


Tom April 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Hi, let me tell you this plugin is realy helpful!
Dont you think about option in setting “default hight x width”? So u dont have to write size into code everytime? :)
Thnx Tom


Will UNITED STATES April 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Looks like it’s broken in Wordpress 3.1 :(

Firefox 3.6.6 Log:

Error: syntax error
Source file: http://www.war59312.com/archives/2006/05/13/nintendo_will_preview_video/
Line: 1, Column: 65
Source code:
/*<![CDATA[*/document.getElementById("player1").style.display="";var s1=new SWFObject(“http://www.war59312.com/wp-content/plugins/flv-embed/flvplayer.swf”,”player1″,”480″,”380″,”7″);s1.addParam(“wmode”,”transparent”);s1.addParam(“allowscriptaccess”


mike flynn CANADA March 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Hi again,
I think I know what the problem is. I have windows 7 ie 8 64 bit and I currently can’t run in 32 bit. .swf will not work in 64 bit. Is there a way to change the code for flv embed to fun .flv rather than .swf Thank you


mike flynn CANADA March 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Hey there,
I have installed flv embed in my wordpress site. When I click build video sitemap in video site map, I get “No custom field data found!”. In flv embed I checked sitemap and display poster. Custom location of FLV player is flv:http://toreducehips.com/wp-content/uploads/video/VNDVideo-1.swf. The player does not update as well. The video is uploaded to my server under said path and there is an image named VNDVideo-1.jpg in video folder. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you


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