Being one of the most popular content management systems,

wordpress happens to be an excellent platform for open source blogging. With its new video sharing option, wordpress bloggers have found a happy way to post videos via blogs. A plenty of video plugins have been released so far to help you add videos to your blogs. So what does this video plugins actually do?

These plugins, once installed into your wordpress, lets you to add and share videos to your blog. Each video plugin comes with its own unique feature. Here, in this blog you will get to know about five wordpress plugins, which can be said the best.

WordPress video gallery

This video plugin developed by Apptha comes with an in-built HDFLV player. It has a video banner displaying the featured, recent and popular videos. You tube videos can be easily added to your blog if this plugin is installed. It comes with a HTML5 support in order to play videos in iOS devices.

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With this plugin, it is easy to share your videos via social networking sites. At the back end, you have choices for video description, video commenting and video tags. Facebook commenting is directly enabled from your blog. It comes with six different stylish skins, from which you can choose the desired one.

Simple Flash Video

Simple Flash Video is developed by Simple Thought Productions , This wordpress video plugin, allows an easy posting of video files with .flv and .mp4 extensions to your blogs. The viewers need not have to download the entire video before watching. They can instantly watch the videos as they are posted. SFV (Simple Flash Video) has a deal with Long tail Video Site, that if a wordpress blogger has got a license for Long tail player, then you can easily make money with your videos.

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Smart Youtube

Smart Youtube is another great video plugin, that plays youtube, vimeo, and meta cafe videos. The plugin supports all latest high quality video protocols like 360p and HD quality 720p. With this smart youtube video plugin, youtube videos and playlists can be inserted to your blog posts and RSS feeds in no time. The plugin has access to xHTML valid codes for viewing videos in full screen mode. Smart youtube plugin also works on iPad and iPhone. It supports video deep linking.

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Embedded Video

This plugin supports the major video portals like Youtube, Google Video and Daily motion. With this embedded video plugin, you can easily embed videos to your wordpress blog. You can also upload and integrate videos from your web server or remote server. Embedded Video plugin works for WP2.5. The link text can be configured individually and the videos are integrated easily using the in-built WYSIWYG editor.

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Cool Video Gallery

The cool video gallery plugin lets you to upload and manage videos in multiple galleries. It supports most of the common video formats like .mp4, .mov, .flv, and .mp3 files. This plugin has automatic image generation for uploaded videos. It comes with a multiple video upload feature. Google XML video sitemap generation is integrated in this plugin. The plugin enfolds widgets for slide show and showcase. You can also attach media files from the library to the video gallery in a single step.

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So, these are a few wordpress video plugins, which are found to be highly effective and common. Give a try and make your blog glow with videos!