3 Free Joomla Media Players Print

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Adding rich media to your website or blog is becoming the norm nowadays. Videos are becoming especially popular as a means of engaging your audience and as such, the big search engines are ranking fresh video content high in the rankings.

There are dozens of media players available for Joomla, so here is a list of our top 3.

 

AllVideos

Joomla AllVideos logoAdded to the Joomla extensions library in 2006 this is one of the earliest media players for Joomla and still going strong.

Media Locations
Local and remote

Formats
flv, swf, mov, mp4, wmv, wma, mp3, 3gp, divx

 

AVReloaded

AVReloaded logo

A rewrite of the AllVideos plug-in above, 'AllVideos Reloaded' was added to Joomla extensions in 2008. This is a native J1.5 module only and can display video in a light-box or popup.

Media Locations
Local and remote

Formats
Most formats (.flv, .swf, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .rm, .ram, .wma, .mp3 etc)

 

hwdVideoShare

hwdVideoShare logo

First seen on the Joomla Extensions site in 2007, hwdVideoShare has built up a strong following. Users can rate videos and supports a number of social plug-ins.

Media Locations
Local and remote

Formats
mpg, mpeg, avi, divx, mp4, flv, wmv, rm, mov, moov, asf, swf and vob

 

There are many service on the internet that will host your videos for your. Some include:

YouTube (and all localised versions)
Brightcove
Dailymotion
Google Video (and all localised versions)
Jumpcut
MetaCafe
Myspace Videos
Revver
Spike (formerly iFilm)
Vimeo
Yahoo Video
Veoh


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