Simple Flash Video 1.7 Beta 2 is here!

This BETA release has been replaced byRC version 1. Please try it here.


The Simple Flash Video Plugin builds on the plugins that all ready allow easy posting of .flv or .mp4 files on the popular WordPress platform. Simple Flash Video allows for all of the JW FLV options to be utilized via its config.xml file and post level overrides. With this plugin you can easily post .flv or .mp4 videos to your blog and have your viewers instantly watch the video without having to fully download the video before watching. It also combines the popular Shadowbox utility to allow for the videos to float over the website content for a clean look. This plugin was built from the ground up to take full advantage of the JW FLV Player and Shadowbox. On top of this it is the only plugin for WordPress that utilizes the Simple Stats App for JW that gives users a total look at the video viewership of their website. Code has been used from the Flash Video Player by Joshua Eldridge as per the licence agreements of the respective software. When you put the code in your plugin it will be replaced by a Link to the video that will open in a Shadow window. If a .jpg file is in the same directory with the same name as the flv it will also use that photo in the link. If no image is found it will simply place a Text link in your post. If you wish you can also disable the Thickbox feature in the post command.

What is new from Version 1.7 Beta 1

  • Tested with WordPress 2.8 Final
  • Fixed Issue where the file name was not passed to the video.php when there was no image.
  • Fixed Title so it is given to the Player without &. This will fixe issues with Longtail Ads on the Premium side Added support for description.
  • Cleaned up some code (Reduced main function by 50%) and added more comments
What is new from Version 1.6

  • REMOVED embed option – plugin will default to swfobject code. embed was never able to validate.
  • ADDED support using mp4 link.
  • ADDED Blip support (PHP 5 Required)
  • ADDED Customizable Title under the image that used to be hard coded to: Click to Watch. User can now set it in the admin to anything or nothing.
  • UPGRADED to Longtail JW FLV Player Version 4.4.198
  • Image Variable now set using the image that the plugin finds or one set via vid_image. This is displayed before the video starts playing, and afterwards.
  • Shadowbox now closes when videos are complete.
  • Updated to latest Simple Stats
  • Fixed issue where the swfobject code did not have a DIV of mediaspace for ads.
  • Fixed issues where div was not closed properly in video.php for swfobject code.

Want to say thank you for the plugin? Just leave a comment or send an email if you found the plugin useful. Or if you want you can make a donation to the project. All of these methods are always appreciated and will certainly help keep up the motivation for future releases. Thanks!


FLV File

FLVs will simply be changed to links to the post in the feed.

Bits on the Run Hosted file – Shadowbox off Autostart Off

FLVs will simply be changed to links to the post in the feed.

FLV File Different Image

FLVs will simply be changed to links to the post in the feed.

H264 File With Custom Title

This video will also properly download via the feed in itunes or your favorite software.

Youtube Hosted Video

Blip.TV Hosted File

<-Note that you must add ?skin=rss for the plugin to get the correct information.

Video with Longtail Ads Enabled

To enable on a per post basis you must add longtail=true and plugins=ltas to the video command