Tries to be as unobtrusive as possible, sets 'hide brand' variables if supported, disables related videos from other channels at the end … to help keep people on your site rather then going to YouTube or keep watching videos.
Limited Autoplay (for providers that support it, they may mute it. Mobile browsers prevent autoplay with audio so ARVE will automatically mute HTML5 videos set to autoplay)
Custom URL parameters to use all options providers offer.
Optional maximal width.
Detailed description of options in-place.
Automatic detected and custom aspect ratio.
All providers with iframe embed codes
Alugha, Archive.org, Banned.video, Bitchute, Mail.ru, Brightcove, Brighteon, cantcensortruth.com, Comedy Central, Dailymotion, Dailymotion Playlist, DTube, Facebook, Gab TV, Google Drive, mp4 or webm video files, ARVE general iframe embed, IGN, IMDB, Kickstarter, kla.tv, Livestream.com, Metacafe, myspace, ooyala, v.qq.com, Rumble.com, RuTube.ru, Snotr, TED Talks, Twitch, Viddler, Vimeo, VK, Wistia, XTube, Yahoo, Youku, YouTube, YouTube Playlist
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Great plugin, great support
I’ve been using this plugin (free version and pro add-on) for a few years now. It works very well for my purposes (mainly lazyload and lightbox functionality). Recently I had a support issue with the new version which required some intervention – it was a conflict with my theme. Nico, the developer, went above and beyond to get a fix promptly sorted out for me. Thank you Nico.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The best there is – I have tried many…
Have downloaded and paid for at least 4 other video players that use lightbox. Each one has major flaws. This products works perfectly. If you use the OnSite Editor, then just copy the short code and it works great.
For speed, the product uses the thumbnails from the server. So many of the other products do NOT do this and it slows the page rendering. This product should appear first on the WordPress search. Spent 3 days of my life wasted on other products, only to delete each one. review by jodani
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Finally something that works
So I have a responsive theme but on pages with you tube videos it wasn't making the you tube videos fit in the mobile screen. I have spent the last hour trying many plugins and researching on google and finally I installed this. And I didn't have to update any settings or anything just refreshed a post with videos and all the sudden it is beautiful and responsive on my mobile phone!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! review by happyecho
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Only Plug-in that worked
I used a lot of high ranking plug-ins but they still broke my design. Downloaded this and worked right away. Thanks! review by crconnell89
This plugin is financed by purchases of ARVE Pro. The development and support of this plugins has become a job for me, so I hope you understand that I can not make all features gratis and that you purchase it to get extra features and support the development.
Disable links in embeds (killer feature!)
For example: Clicking on a title in a YouTube embed will not open a new tab. Prevent video hosts to lead your visitors away from your site!
Make your site load faster by loading only an image instead of the entire video player on pageload.
Shows the Video in a Lightbox after clicking a Lazyload preview image
Link ⇾ Lightbox
Use simple links as triggers for opening Video Lightboxes
Auto pause videos when another video is played
Automatic or custom thumbnail images
Automatic or custom titles on top of your thumbnails
'Expand on click' feature
2 hover & 3 play icon styles
Responsive thumbnails (srcset)
Feel good about yourself
for supporting my 8+ years work on this plugin. Tons of hours, weekends … always worked on improving it
Show the latest video of a YouTube channel by using the channel URL (updated/cached hourly)
Follow the 3 easy steps you get with the purchase receipt. It is basically downloading a arve-pro.zip and installing it through your WordPress Admin panel.
After that you may want to switch your default mode to Lazyload or Lightbox on the ARVE settings page.
Why are my videos not filling their container?
You may need to adjust your 'Maximal Width' setting to your liking.
You are most likely use align, this plugin has a option for limiting video width with alignment. If you want your videos to fill their containers then you should not use the align shortcode attribute.
Can you add a video provider?
Feel free to ask.
How do I embed videos from a unlisted providers / iframes?
This plugin not changes anything to usual HTML <iframe> embed codes you have to use the shortcodes or the Gutenberg Block. They will become [arve url="https://..."]. The url represents what is the src in HTML embeds. It works as simple as this, if the [arve] shortcode does not detect a known URL structure then it will treat the URL as a src for the iframe.
Why does my YouTube video not repeat/loop?
This plugins embed is considered as 'custom player' by YouTube so you have to pass the video ID as playlist parameters to make the loop work.
Improved: Make sure there is no ARVE pecific json left in the oemed caches after uninstalling the plugin.
Fix: Partially reverse preload="none" on <video>. This causes thumbnails not to be generated from the video by the browser. preload="none" will be used only for Lazyload and Lightbox mode when there is a thumbnail image.
Improved: Seo data is now generated in json-ld.
Preprecated: Shortcode UI dialog is no longer maintained but you can still use it by clicking on "Add Post Element" button when Shortcode UI is installed.
New: ARVE now has its own dependecy free Shortcode creator dialog in Classic Editor. It will pop up when you click the "Embed Video" button that previously opened up Shortcode UI dialog.
New: Support for tv.gab.com
Improved: Video files will be embedded with preload="none" to prevent desktop browsers from buffering videos without interaction.
Improved: Tested with WP 5.9 nighly and PHP 8.0
Improved: Make use of modern CSS aspect-ratio instead of padding hack.
Fix: Vimeo color bar thumbnail issue. (they changed their URLs)
Fix: Vimeo chat can now be embedded with ARVE allow-forms will be added to sandbox attribute.
Fix: Removed <template> tag that was causing AMP errors messages.
New: Support for v.qq.com videos.
Fix: .m4v files not loading.
Fix: 'None numeric value' errors in some situations.
Fix: Scripts wrongly moved to the <head> with the "Always load assets" option turned on.
Minor tweak: Load main.js in <head>.
Tested with WP 5.7.0
Improved: Load scripts with higher priority.
Fix: Error related to removed notice script.
Fix: JSON decode error appearing.
Fix: Error messages for no longer needed and not existing .js file.
Improved: Default width for sticky videos set to 500px.
Fix: Missing attribute errors when using [embed]https://example.com/vid.mp4[/embed] like shortcodes.
Marry XMAS, bitches.
Fix: Errors related to video shortcode override.
Fix: Correct backwards compatibility for deprecated mode values.
Fix: Expand on click UI in Gutenberg.
New: Wrapper element .arve-inner for more custom control over embeds.
Improved: Asset loading and caching.
Improved: More relevant info about addons in the settings sidebar.
Fix: contentURL output for html5 video file embeds.
Fix: When no oembed data is found or input src is invalid url use generated src in all cases.
Improved: added check for valid url for src input.
Improved: 'src mismach' errors will be hidden as they are not critical and should not clutter peoples sites.
Fix: When deactivating or uninstalling ARVE, it will delete its embeds from the oembed cache.
Improved: Caching system.
Improved: Removed Twitch oembed handler (not provided anymore, still works without it).
New: Reset buttons for settings sections.
Fix: Issues with error handling #2.
Fix: Hide non critical errors relating to private Vimeo videos.
Fix: Make sure 8.0 settings are moved over with right datatype. Hopefully fixes issues with not being able to save settings.
New: Transfer settings from version 8.0 to version 9.0. Sorry this was supposed to work with the first 9.0 beta.
Fix: Issues with error handling.
Fix: YouTube timestamp urls not working with only seconds t=1234.
Fix: Url parameters from settings page not working.
Improved: Do not delete old license options in case people need to downgrade.
This update is very long in the making and I hope it will pay off somehow, hopefully literally. A lot things happened in the code that will not be visible to the end users directly but made the code more modern and easier to maintain.
Fix: Force shortcode args to be array. To prevent issues.
2019-10-09 - 8.10.13
Removed outdated link in widget.
2019-10-01 - 8.10.12
Improved: Allow for manually srcset with img_srcset with the Pro Addon.
2019-08-29 - 8.10.11
Removed vendor dir from Git versioning.
2019-08-29 - 8.10.10
Just a small readme update and checking new release script, making sure everything works and everyone is on the latest stable version.
2019-08-19 - 8.10.8
Improved: Switch Youku embeds to https set to default 16:9 aspect ratio.
Improved: added allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox to sandbox attribute. This eliminates the need for sandbox="false" for Vimeo action links to work. And just in general I think its a good idea.
2019-07-31 - 8.10.6
Fix: Vimeo Action links not working correctly in Chrome when Sandbox is enabled. You can fix this by adding sandbox="false" to your shortcodes. But the ARVE Pro "disable links" option will no longer work.
Improved: Deprecated requires_flash attribute and Iframe Flash option. Replaced is the new sandbox shortcode attribute.
2019-01-23 - 8.10.4
Fix: PHP compatibility lowered to official 5.3 as there was accidentally 5.4+ code used. Make sure you are on PHP 7.3 or at least 5.6 for the upcoming future as WP itself will require 5.6 this year. Its also insecure to run on those outdated versions: https://secure.php.net/supported-versions.php.
2019-01-16 - 8.10.2
Fix: Base code to fix titles not showing over thumbnails in recent Pro Addon version.
Improved: Added allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" to iframe as per official YouTube embed code.
2018-11-29 - 8.10.1
Improved: Display message to remind customers to update ARVE Pro 4.2.0. Auto updates seem to not work again ...
2018-11-27 - 8.10.0
Improved: Video max width setting now defaults (if empty) to your themes $content_width variable to optimize thumbnail loading in Pro Addon.
Improved: Removed code what should be in the Pro Addon instead. Make sure to update the Pro Addon as well!
2018-11-16 - 8.9.11
Fix: Wistia autoplay (mobile browsers sill prevent it, also effects single click lazyload in Pro)
2018-10-19 - 8.9.10
Fix: The Gutenberg fix of the last version was not correct in the minified JS.
2018-10-19 - 8.9.9
Fix: White space above video in Gutenberg blocks.
2018-10-02 - 8.9.8
Updated EDD Plugin update class, this may fix some people having trouble auto updating ARVE Pro
Fix: Licensing page no longer shows plugins wrongly as not installed.
2018-07-22 - 8.9.6
New: Option to enable or disable youtube-nocookie.com embeds. It a privacy enhanced feature but it has at least one bug when setting highlighted video boxes they will open the wrong url so in case you need them you have to disable this.
2018-06-07 - 8.9.5
Fixed: When pasting embed codes into the Shortcode UI dialog the src= will be extracted even when no quotes are used.
Improved: Use youtube-nocookie.com domain again it is GPRP/Privacy friendly. Note the name is confusing as it sets cookies, but only when the user plays the video rather then just when loading the iframe. So its not "no cookies". But you can mention this into your cookie notices when dealing with GPRP.
2018-06-02 - 8.9.4
Improved: Try to make autoplay in Chrome possible again. See New Chrome Autoplay behavior. At the point of writing its not clear if the new iframe attribute makes them just autoplay no matter what. Please report your experiences.
New: Option to always load assets. Needed when dealing with AJAX and other special cases.
2018-03-16 - 8.9.0
Fixed/improved Ustream url detection. Make sure you remove wmode=transparent if present and include html5ui=1 for ustream on the ARVE URL parameters settings tab.
2018-03-13 - 8.8.9
Improved licensing debug code.
Added Vimeo PHP API class for upcoming versions and addons.
2018-03-13 - 8.8.8
Added code to debug issues with license activations.
2018-03-05 - 8.8.7
Fixed a link on the plugins screen (Thanks Hans).
2018-02-25 - 8.8.6
Fix: HTML5 videos not working with lightbox in ARVE PRO
2018-02-25 - 8.8.5
Fix: Add default url parameters to youtube playlists. Note they will effect playlist urls like https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXYApifkdCACM_ykvnCHeth-vIB6v1XE3 only and not those who also reference the starting video. There is currently a separate parameters option for this but it will be removed in version 9.0.
2018-02-23 - 8.8.4
Fix: YouTube playlists where not correctly detected when having a underscore in the id.
Improved: Better explanation of the new disable flash for general iframe option on the settings page.
2018-02-16 - 8.8.3
New: Option to disable flash for not listed providers for more secure embeds and make the 'disable links' Pro Addon feature possible for those. See the description on the options page.
Fix: Licensing deactivation did not work.
Improved: Marked some providers as not requiring flash anymore.
Improved: Fixed some links throughout the plugin and readme.
Improved: Some minor code improvements.
2018-02-12 - 8.8.2
Fix: Issue with the new Video API class.
2018-02-12 - 8.8.1
Fix: Can’t use function return value in write context, white screen of deaths type error from the last update.
2018-02-12 - 8.8.0
I could really use some positive reviews. It has been over 7 months without a 5 star review. The top level menu that was complained about a lot has been removed. I am working on a big update that will make ARVE even better with automatic detection of aspect ratios, better caching and lots of improved code.
New: Added options fields for Vimeo API used in upcoming addons.
Improved: Removed NextGenThemes top level menu and ads page because to many complaints.
Improved: Moved licensing settings page to 'settings' menu.
2018-02-02 - 8.7.8
No longer try to guess and spam autoplay parameters for general iframe embeds.
Fix: Google drive embeds not working.
2018-01-09 - 8.7.7
New: duration shortcode attribute and dialog entry.
Fixed: Corrected some dead links inside the plugin.
Improved: Added muted, controls and loop to shortcode UI dialog for HTML5 videos.
Improved: Removed video file extension check so any file can be used [arve mp4="http://example.com/some-file" webm="http://example.com/some-other-file" /]. Useful for example to embed files hosted on IPFS that do have a cryptic hash instead of a human readable filename.
2017-12-20 - 8.7.6
Fix license activation now working correctly.
Corrected link in readme.
2017-12-19 - 8.7.5
Maybe fix license activation in some rare cases.
2017-12-17 - 8.7.4
Fix: Removed URL validation because it fails with some weird URLs.
2017-12-13 - 8.7.3
Updated EDD Plugin Updater class.
Fixed some links in the readme.
2017-08-16 - 8.7.2
Fix: Same Video with different start times in lightboxes.
2017-07-12 - 8.7.1
Fix: Throw no PHP notice on admin when WP_DEBUG is enabled.
Fix: Fix related to upcoming Pro Addon update and private vimeo videos.
2017-07-10 - 8.7.0
Fix: web.facebook.com/... video urls not getting detected
2017-06-17 - 8.6.6
Fix: Message dismissal not working.
2017-06-17 - 8.6.5
Fix: Added allow-presentation to iframe sandbox to fix Chrome 59 not loading iframes. Thanks njs
Improved: Admin message and dashboard ad size reduced, added links to dashboard widget, settings page ad is now sidebar-like on big screens.
2017-06-15 - 8.6.4
Fix: Removes a .video-wrap element from ARVE's HTML that is added by a theme and caused videos to be invisible.
Fix: PHP error in some cases.
Improved: If mode is not supported fall back to normal without error message (for now).
Improved: Changed embed URL for Alugha
2017-05-17 - 8.6.3
Fixed issue with width and height attributes
2017-05-17 - 8.6.2
Fixed license activation issues.
2017-05-10 - 8.6.1
Minor code change.
2017-05-10 - 8.6.0
New: controlslist shortcode attribute and option to control the Chrome HTML5 player nodownload is default, it hides the download button on the player.
2017-05-05 - 8.5.2
Improved: Embed Liveleak with https. Remove the default parameter.
2017-05-05 - 8.5.1
Improved: Mark Liveleak that it not requires flash anymore. This makes the 'disable links' option of the Pro Addon possible. Becomes very handy as Liveleak annoyingly opens new tabs when clicking outside the play button.
2017-05-04 - 8.5.0
New: playsinline, and muted attributes for HTML5 video.
Data attributes are no longer prefixed with -arve and various other code improvements.
2017-05-01 - 8.4.2
Code improvements for addons.
2017-04-30 - 8.4.1
Fix password protected videos on vimeo (sandbox allow-forms)
2017-04-25 - 8.4.0
Improved: The 'Take over [video]' option was renamed to 'Use ARVE for HTML5 video embeds' and is now enabled by default. (It never only was the shortcode but also HTML5 video file URLs on their own lines)
New: Support for embedding Dropbox hosted HTML5 video files (mp4, webm, ogv). Needs the 'Use ARVE for HTML5 video embeds' to be activated. (Beta feature)
Fix: YouTube only playlist URLs embedded without https.
2017-04-11 - 8.3.1
Fix: Global CSS id was not correctly added.
2017-04-10 - 8.2.5
Fix: Some Brightcove URLs were not correctly detected.
Improved: Better automated tests and some minor code enhancements.
Improved: Some texts, new link to the settings page below parameter field.
Improved: How aspect ratio is handled for HTML 5 video. If not set (default) the browser will detect it based on the video file that is embedded.
Improved: Gives the aligned videos a top margin of 0.4em to try to align them better with text.
Improved: The 'by ARVE' promotion links do now open in a new tab/window.
2017-03-27 - 8.2.4
Fixed: YouTube cards generate a youtube-nocookie.com url to a channel when the -nocookie.url is used to embedding. tltr; This is actually a YouTube bug but this is fixed in ARVE now by using the normal YouTube url for embeds. I like the additional 'privacy' it provides by not setting cookies as long as the user not plays a video. But considering this is not the first time YouTube has bugs related to this feature, I switched this back and forth in the past, I am considering just not using it anymore.
2017-03-25 - 8.2.3
Fixed: 'Disable links' feature from the Pro Addon was not working.
Some minor code improvements.
2017-03-20 - 8.2.2
Moved the ARVE menu below the settings menu (where most plugins are), sorry xberg. I got complaints about global menus and I like to keep the global Nextgenthemes menu but 2 global menus is a bit to much. I have given the Nextgenthemes menu a video icon now. I hope this is a good compromise.
Improved: Finished the German translation.
Improved: Made the ARVE Pro promotion on the settings menu close-able, hopefully less people get offended.
2017-03-20 - 8.2.0
Fixed: Plugin action links on installed plugin screen
Fixed: CSS specificity issues by adding a id="arve" to the entire document and based all the CSS on #arve. This will end a long time battle with themes styles without using bad practices. If you have custom styles overwriting ARVE CSS you may need to increase specificity (or use !important).
Improved: styles and scripts and now served minified unless WP_DEBUG is set.
Improved: styles are now only loaded (to the bottom) when there is a video on the page.
Improved: Settings title is now 'Advanced Responsive Video Embedder Settings' again rather then just ARVE.
2017-03-12 - 8.1.1
Improved: Added ARVE to menu below plugins so it can be easy found.
Improved: Used wp_add_inline_style function for inline styles.
Removed some code that is not needed.
2017-03-03 - 8.0.9
Fix: Admin page error for messing file.
2017-03-02 - 8.0.8
Improved: Updated EDD Plugin Updater class
2017-02-24 - 8.0.7
Fix: Options not correctly put in debug-info.
Improved: Make License input fields a bit wider.
Improved: Some small code improvements.
2017-02-12 - 8.0.5
Fix: Small size of lightbox when using the Pro Addon.
2017-02-11 - 8.0.4
Updated Addon Updater Class
2017-01-03 - 8.0.2
Fix: Errors on settings page when Pro Addon is not installed.
2016-12-17 - 8.0.1
Fix: undefined function is_plugin_active() error caused by some plugins
Improved: Show actual meaningful message if PHP is lower then the required 5.3. Bluehost (oh proud wp.org recommended host) seems to show customers a wrong php version in the config and lets them hang on insecure end of life versions.
2016-12-09 - Pro Addon 3.6.8
Fix: Wrongly tagged version.
2016-12-07 - Pro Addon 3.6.7
Fix: Some thumbnails not loading.
2016-12-07 - 8.0.0
Fix: 'Take over [video] shortcode' option not working. (Always acted as on, default is off)
Fix: [video] override putting out a error for not reason.
Improved code: Dropped 2 micro classes in favor for antonymous functions.
2016-12-07 - Pro Addon 3.6.6
Improved: Load the CSS always in the <head>, this enables to change its CSS with the new CSS customizer in WP 4.7 and may also fix issues with caching plugins.
2016-11-30 - 7.9.23
Fix: Ending up with wrong URLs by disabling auto shortening of URLs when pasting them into the shortcode-ui dialog.
Improved: Enable SSL verify for API calls.
Improved: License action return messages.
2016-11-30 - Pro Addon 3.6.4
Fix: Autoplay without setting
2016-11-30 - 7.9.21
Fix: Fatal error.
2016-11-29 - Pro Addon 3.6.4
Improved: Licensing field removed from the pro options tab (now in main plugin). This enables resetting pro options settings without deleting license key.
Fix: Autoplay not applied property.
Fix: HTML5 not autoplaying in lightbox.
Improved: New default option for inview lazyload is 'On iOS, Android and Desktops when no thumbnail is found'.
Improved: New installations will show a message guiding users to activation screen.
2016-11-29 - 7.9.19
Fix: 'Embed Video' Button not working with Advanced Custom Fields (Possibly fixed other 3rd party editor plugins compatibility issues as well) Thanks to David Trenear!
Fix: Facebook URL detection for usernames with dots in them.
Fix: Invisible HTML5 Lazyload-lightbox videos
Fix: Shortcode UI script enqueued to early causing JS erros on admin pages.
Improved: Error messages for missing mandatory attributes.
Improved: Moved some code logic of the pro addon out of the main plugin.
New: disable_flash parameter mainly for unlisted providers will be treated as general iframe embeds. With set to true this will enable you to use the 'disable_links' feature of the pro plugin.
New: Filters for new cool things coming up
New: License page, relocated options page
New: YouTube URL detection for playlists without starting video https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Esg-ZzbiUmeSKBAQ3ej1hQxDSsmnp-7
Possible Fix: Videos displayed to small in some Browsers
2016-10-29 - 7.9.8 and Pro Addon 3.3.4
Fix: Fix lightbox thumbnail
2016-10-28 - Pro Addon 3.3.1
Fix: Fix thumbnails being displayed wrong in IE.
2016-10-28 - Pro Addon 3.3.0
Fix: Restored broken update notifications and semi auto updates.
2016-10-28 - 7.9.7
New: Wistia Support.
Improved: Allow HTML in title attribute.
Improved: Force more CSS Styles.
2016-10-27 - Pro Addon 3.2.9
Fix: Twitch API failing (needs Client-ID now)
2016-10-27 - Pro Addon 3.2.8
Improved: oembed error message
Improved: Skip srcset function for PHP 5.3 and lower
2016-10-27 - 7.9.6
Fix: Thumbnail not correctly applied to
Improved: CSS for self hosted videos.
Improved: Enabled detection for rubtube and VK and show them as supported providers, even they where supported as general iframe embeds before.
2016-10-25 - Pro Addon 3.2.7
Fix: 2 clicks needed to play lazyloaded video on desktops
2016-10-24 - Pro Addon 3.2.5
Fix: Custom Thumbnails not applied.
2016-10-24 - 7.9.5
Fix: Custom Thumbnails not applied.
Fix: Shortcode UI script only loaded if the plugin is active.
2016-10-23 - 7.9.4 and Pro Addon 3.2.3
Fix: Multiple issues about the new HTML5 video embedding (still experimental)
2016-10-23 - Pro Addon 3.2.2
Fix: 'Disable Links' not working.
2016-10-23 - Pro Addon 3.2.0
Fix: Issue with lazyload and AJAX.
Fix: W3TC issue by using yet another lazyload method. Final this time?
Fix: YouTube Thumbnail detection when there are no HD images.
Improved: Code used to cache thumbnails, this may improve improve performance.
Improved: Lots code restructured and improved.
New: New Lazyload mode setting to prevent "two touched needed to play video on mobiles" issue. Its also
New: Facebook thumbnail detection.
2016-10-23 - 7.9.2
Fix: Brightcove Autoplay issue.
Fix: Liveleak thumbnail detection issues.
Fix: Parameters not being added.
Fix: Twitch single videos not using https
Fix: Vevo marked to require flash to make it work again.
Improved: Better dialog with better description and links about the shortcake UI plugin.
Improved: Facebook embed method.
Improved: Lots code restructured and improved.
Improved: Parameters are always possible no matter the provider.
Improved: Restructure of the plugin, abandon OOP mostly.
Improved: Revive saving of last setting page tab.
New: "Image Cache Time" setting on the setting page. Thumbnail URLs form the media gallery can now be cached with transients, that may improve performance.
New: Support for self hosted videos (experimental)
2016-10-03 - Pro Addon 2.5.2
Fix: Force button styles to make sure themes styles get overwritten.
Pro Addon 2.5.1 beta - 2016-09-21
New: Thumbnail support for Liveleak.
Fix: Update loop.
Pro Addon 2.5.0 beta - 2016-09-21
Improved: Thumbnails detection.
Improved how license keys are handled when set in wp-config.php.
7.5.1 beta - 2016-09-21
Fix: Liveleak seems to require flash for some videos.
7.5.0 beta - 2016-09-21
Fix: Youku URL detection and aspect ratio.
Improved: .arve-inner css class in favor of some more specific classes combining styles.
Improved: removed TGMPA class because it was causing horrible issues.
Pro Addon 2.4.5 beta - 2016-09-19
New: Adds the ability to define the pro key in your wp-config.php file with define( 'ARVE_PRO_KEY', 'your_key_here' ). When activating the plugin it now also tries to activate its license when a key is defined.
7.4.3 beta - 2016-09-19
Fix: Deal with fluid-vids script messing with this plugin, making videos invisible.
Pro Addon 2.4.0 beta - 2016-09-18
New: Adds Yahoo auto thumbnail and title support
7.4.1 beta - 2016-09-18
New: Adds Yahoo Video support
7.3.2 beta - 2016-09-17
Fix: Remove security="restricted" from iframes to make IE work again.
7.3.1 beta - 2016-09-17
Fix: Get rid of undefined index warnings when pro addon is not active.
7.3.0 beta - 2016-09-17
Improved: Show admin notices only to users who have the 'activate_plugins' capability.
Improved: Added notice to the readme for the TGMPA cause white screen of death issue.
Pro Addon 2.3.2 - 2016-09-17
Possible Fix for not centered play button.
7.2.13 beta - 2016-09-16
Fix: Set fitvidsignore class and remove the Fitvids container to prevent it from messing with ARVE embeds.
Fix: Remove possible width and height parameters on iframes to prevent scripts from messing with ARVE embeds.
7.2.12 beta - 2016-09-16
Improved: replaced static:: with self:: to support older php versions.
7.2.10 beta - 2016-09-15
Fix: [iframe] shortcode not working.
Pro Addon 2.3.1 beta - 2016-09-15
New: Added support for displaying title of videos on top of the thumbnail images.
New: Responsive thumbnails using srcset the browser takes the best image resolution for the users device. (HTML5 srcset)
New: Choose between 3 hover styles for the thumbnails: 'zoom image' (new default), 'rectangle move in' (old), or 'none' where only the play button changes.
New: Choose between 2 play button styles.
Fix: Screenfull error.
Fix: License API call.
Improved: Rectangle animation.
Improved: Updated 'lity' lightbox script.
Improved: Thumbnail handling.
Improved: Removed the 'Lazyload Maximal Width' setting to simplify things (there still is 'Maximal Width' and 'Aligned Maximal Width').
Improved: Removed the 'Fake Thumbnail' feature because the entire idea was bad and real thumbnails should be used.
New: URL parameters are now possible via URLs used for embeds (passed to iframe src).
Changed: URL parameters to controll arve features are now 'arve[mode]=' style instead of 'arve-mode='.
Improved: Enabled HTTPS support for Viddler and MyVideo.
Improved: TED Talks shortcodes now support the 'lang' parameter.
Improved: New embed URLs for MyVideo.
Improved: Better Twitch support.
Improved: Dailymotion HTTPS support.
Improved: To reduce CSS and keep it simpler aspect ratios are now handled with inline styles.
Improved: Moved to complete WP Settings API.
Improved: Tabbed and extendable options page.
Improved: Massive code improvements.
Improved: Replaced all Admin Messages that caused bugs and annoyance for users with a dashboard Widget.
Pro Addon 1.0.1
New: link-lightbox mode creates a link the triggers a lightbox with a video on click.
Pro Addon 0.9.7
Fix: Lazyload videos not growing when global maxwidth setting was set.
Improved: Finally got rid of the jQuery Colorbox depency, the Pro Addon now includes lity for lightboxes.
Pro Addon 0.9.5
Fix: Licensing Activation should now finally work correcty. (Multisite may need some tweaks)
Fix: Pissibility of unwanted margins/paddings on the transparent button.
Pro Addon 0.9.0
Changed: 'Lazyload' mode now grows the video size after thumbnails are clicked.
Changed: 'Thumbnail' mode is now called 'Lazyload → Colorbox' and has a sightly different behavior.
New: 'Lazyload → Fullscreen' mode to instandly go Fullscreen after clicking the Lazyloaded preview image.
New: 'Lazyload → Fixed' Fullscreen/-window mode (extremly experimental) with ability to resize fixed video on screen while reading the page.
New: 'thumbnail' parameter, take image URL or a ID to a media libray image to be used as thumbnail image.
Improved: Enabled fake thumbnails for USTREAM and myvideo.de.
Depricated: Providers that only support <object> are from now only supported in normal mode, will switch automatically. This effects only recorded Twitch videos, flickr and veoh.
5.3.4 Beta - 2015/03/15
Fix: ID detection for youtu.be and dai.ly URLs, will now work with https://(www.) as well.
Fix: Myvideo.de videos with 7 and 8 digit IDs.
Fix: Workarround for a currently ongoing YouTube issue causing YouTube embeds to fail with erros on mobile devives. This was not a 'bug' caused by this plugin btw.
Fix: Die 'Array' errors DIE!
Improved: Added shortcode example to youtube starttime examples.
Improved: Clarified from who the admin messages come.
If you get a error '... array ...' please reset your options on the options page and redo the options you had before
Fix: '... expected array' error when saving options on some cases. If you get a error please reset your
Fix: ttp://youtu.be/... shortlinks are not detected correctly in the shortcode creator dialog.
Improved: Ported code to WordPress Plugin Boilerplate 3.0 style.
Improved: Switched vevo and xtube from object to iframe embeds.
Improved: Lots of minor code enhancements.
Fix: Removed mixed content warnungs for youtube and vimeo.
New: Vimeo HTTPS support (works automatically if your site is HTTPS)
Improved: Marked as working with WP 4.0
Fix: Options var error
Fix: Max-width options should now work in all circumstances
Improved: Various CSS improvements
Improved: Changed play overlay image to a Google+ style image
Fix: Removed autohide#1 from default YouTube Parameters since it causes a YouTube bug in the HTML5 player.
Updated: Spanish translation now 80% complete. Thanks Xarkitu!
Improved: Do not load admin dialog when doing AJAX
Fix: Iframe code detection
Improvement: PHP required version lowered to 5.2.4
Fix: Save of custom URL parameters
New: CHANGES.md file for github updater
Fix: Fatal PHP Error on activation.
Fix: Readme spellings.
Fix: Minor options page spelling and field association fixes.
Fix: Added Lazyload to mode select in the shortcode dialog.
New: 4players.de support.
New: Added parameter input to the shortcode dialog.
Improved: Default options are no longer stored in the database.
Improved: Transparency fade animation on thumbnail hover.
Improved: No more ugly URL hash (#arve-load-video) after clicking links.
Improved: Dropped IE 8 support for Lazyload mode.
Improved: Lots of code improvements.
New: Added Iframe examples.
Improved: Limited support for self hosted Videos. Dialog will detect URLS that end up with .webm .mp4 .ogg creates a iframe embed code with them. This is probaly not the best way to do this but it works. Real HTML5 video tag embeds may come later.
Improved: Redesigned the button to look like WordPress and move it out of the Tiny MCE Editor. This enables you to embed videos in the code editor as well.
Improved: Redesigned the Shortcode Creator dialog. Less clutter, more compact and it now includes the recently introduced aspect_ratio.
New: As requested: aspect_ratio parameter
Fix: Vimeo playing problems in Firefox.
Fix: Play button not showing.
New: Vine support
New: Support for starttime from youtube URLs
Improved: Include play image inside CSS, -1 http request may speed things up
New: Trigger-able debug output.
Improved: The [arve_tests] shortcode now includes alignment and maxwidth tests
Fix: Thumbnail image now displayed when using lazyload with maxwidth parameter
Improved: Allowing maxwidth parameter in lazyload mode
Fix: Thumbnail not opening Colorbox
New: I am proud to introduce the new 'lazyload' mode. ARVEs new default mode. Load Images only and load the Video only on click. Like Google+ without the title.
New: Added MPORA support
New: Added (real) thumbnail support for Collegehumor, Twitch, FunnyOrDie, MPORA
New: [arve_tests] shortcode that is used to test the plugin and provide examples.
New: [arve_supported] shortcode probably of no use for users. It will generate the a list of providers with supported features.
Improved: Enabled fake thumbnails for Comedycentral, Gametrailers and Spike
Improved: Remote API calls and handling their errors.
Improved: Get high resolution thumbnails from YouTube if available.
Improved: The evil admin message is now only shown once to users who can delete plugins (Admins and the like) and if the plugin was activated a week ago or longer.
Improved: Lots of smaller code improvements.
Fix: Register link in changelog.
New: Thanks to Ilya Grishkov thumbnail URLs for Vimeo, Blip and Dailymotion Playlists are now cached (by default 24hours) this drastically reduces page loading times for thumbnail embeds from these providers because it bypasses calling their APIs for that period.
Fix: Thumbnails for YouTube playlists.
Fix: Shortcode creator ID detection for iframes (src URL)
Fix: Updated Dailymoton docs link on Options page
Improved: Error messages are now all ready to be translated. Current Translation status: German 50%, French 50%, Spanish 84%. Register at nextgenthemes.com and then login to translate.nextgenthemes.com to help translate.
New: Twitch.tv support
New: Spanish Translation from Andrew Kurtis webhostinghub.com
Improved: Support for https://new.ted.com/... URLs
Improved: Some code improvements, among them IDs of hidden objects are now generated with a simple static counter instead of some random generated string.
Fix: Bug causing the Shortcode Creator not detecting shortcode tags when customized
Improved how embeds <object> embed codes are generated.
New: Xtube support (On request)
New: Custom parameters!
Fix: Youtube playlists now work correctly
Fix: Translations are working again (incomplete German and French)
Deprecated: start and end shortcode parametets should not be used anymore with youtube, instead use the new parameters feature like [youtube id#"123456" parameters#"start#60 end#120"]
Improved: The evil message at the admin.
3.1.1 (github only)
Improved: Added px suffix to values on options page
New: Development versions now available via Github Plugin Updater please install this to test cutting edge versions
New: Introducing 'Align Maximal Width' option
Fix: Invisible normal mode embeds with align
Fix: Yahoo detection
Fix: Kickstarter detection
Fix: Daylimoition Playlist
Improved: Screenshots updated
Improved: Beginning process of provider based aspect ratios.
Improved: Dailymotion playlists/jukeboxes now show Native thumbnails
Improved: Iframe embed code detection with with single quoted src#''
New: Support for embedding via simply pasting of URLs into posts (need to be on their own line, no button or shortcodes needed)
New: Thumbnails are now responsive
New: Vevo support
New: TED Talks support
New: IGN support
New: Kickstarter support
Improved: request large thumbnail from vimeo instead of medium
Improved: 'youtubelist' shortcode deprecated YouTube playlists are now handled via the normal youtube shortcode with support for starting video
Improved: 'bliptv' shortcode deprecated on favor of 'blip' that uses the ids from blip.tv URLs instead of the ones from embed codes
Improved: Moved code to newest Plugin Boilerplate
Improved: Massive code improvements
Fix: Dropped mb_detect_encoding now using just preg_match to support rare php setups.
New: Added French Translation from Karel - neo7.fr
Fix: Permissions for the button, now authors who
Fix: Admin page capabilities
Improved: Reintroduced the manual provider and ID input to be used then not detected correctly.
Fix: Black bar issue. (Dropped IE6 hacks/workarounds)
Fix: Normal embeds not sizing correctly
New: Added scrolling#"no" to Iframes
Improved: Init shortcodes at a late stage to dominate conflicts
Improved: Improved Iframe parameter handling
Improved: Metacafe, Myspace, Videojug are now handled via Iframe
Fix: Objects open correctly in Colorbox
Fix: Iframe autoplay parameters startign with '&'
New: Added screenshot for options page
Improved: Youtube Videos with now me embedded with the same protocol your website is on, meaning if your website is https youtube embeds will be in https as well.
Fix: Colorbox args script not having colorbox in depenency array
Fix: Maxwidth shortcode generator field now has default value#""
New: Guessing of autoplay parameters for the Iframe shortcodes.
Fix: Objects in Colorboxes, now always have width and height 100%
new shortcode attribute 'autoplay' for single videos
support for start at given time for vimeo
fix for maxwidth wrapper no maxwidth option is set
Security and general code improvements
Added autoplay option
small improvements to code
removed the fixed mode
added youtubes modestbranding mode
added missing veoh id detection
fixed vimeo id detection
added now custom thumbnail feature
fixed the align class creation
renamed the shortcode dialog
removed the text field for teh fixed width option (beginning of the removal process)
added new tinymce botton with dialog to detect ids from URL's and embed codes and automatically create shortcodes
removed the image resizer (Faster and more secure for servers), now uses just CSS. Polyfill for for IE to support 'background-size' included.
changed the play overlay image to a bigger one
added comedycentral, spike
removed google video, it died
lots of improvements and fixes
fixed gametrailers and collegehumor
fixed options handling for updateded options
added ustream support
renamed a function to prevent issues with other plugins
corrected readme errors, typos and added better description to shortcode options
lots of code improvements, now uses wordpress settings api, and propper sanitising
added flickr video, archive.org
inproved how flashvars were implemented
Options dialog overhaul
replaced Fancybox with Colorbox
Removed Services that went down over the years
Changed the way shortcodes were implemented from regexp to wordpress 'add shortcode' function
Started by improving the WordPress 'Video Embedder Plugin' but now complete new code svn log --stop-on-copy --quiet https://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/advanced-responsive-video-embedder/ | tail -2 this plugins was submitted and approved in 2012, seems I have been working on this longer then I thought.