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Simple Flash Video 1.8 Beta is here!

This is a BETA release. Please do not use this on your live blogs unless you have backups. While I have made my best effort to insure things work properly including running it on this blog things can go wrong.


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?

  • Added Google Shopping Cart
  • “Quotes” Can now be used to encase variable values that have spaces. Ex: title=”My Awesome Title”. This is backwards compatible so you do not have to update your old posts and you can even mix and match variables with and without quotes.
  • Updated to JW FLV 4.6

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 With Item for sale

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.

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