WordPress, one of the leading open source blogging platforms, holds an extensive directory of  plugins and widgets to enhance your blog functionality and performance.

If you are jaded of copying and pasting the embed code from sites like YouTube to embed videos on your blog. Then, here is a collection of some cool video plugins we compiled for you to embed videos from services like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Video, Metacafe  etc. the easier way on WordPress.

screenshot 1 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress1. Viper’s Video Quicktags

This plugin adds on new buttons to the rich text editor on WordPress.  In order to embed a video, you just need to paste the video URL into the prompt box. With this plugin you can also fully configure the width, height, colors and alignment on the page.

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screenshot 1 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress2. Smart YouTube

The main function of the plugin is to correctly embed YouTube videos into your blog post. It’s designed to be small and fast with customizable options for colors, border, full screen etc.

Don’t worry about the visual mode messing it up.

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screenshot 4 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress3. Interactive Video Plugin

Apart from video embed this plugin also includes the ability to upload/ record/import videos directly to your post, edit and remix content with an online video editor. You can even enable video responses, manage and track your video content.

Includes custom sizing of the video player, advanced sharing options and allow readers and subscribers to add video and audio comments.

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screenshot 2 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress4. Embedded Video

Using this plugin the videos can be integrated from external sites or they can be uploaded to the web server or a remote server and integrated as well. Additionally,  a corresponding link to the video on the particular video page or a download link to the local file can be generated automatically, if demanded.

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screenshot 1 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress5. Video Widget

In order to embed videos using this plugin only the video id is required and no HTML code to paste.

You can add more than 25 types of video in your sidebar with this plugin.

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screenshot 1 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress6. Flash Video Player

This plugin allows the addition of videos into WordPress by using a menu with post-level overrides for customization of size, background color etc.

Give up your style wishes once, and you never ever have to manually style a video again.

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screenshot 1 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress7. Video Embedder

To embed a video using this plugin, all you need is the ID of the video. With this plugin you can manage the settings for all of your embedded movies from the WordPress settings for Video Embedder,  the properties for all the movies will be updated instantly as soon as you save the settings.

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screenshot 1 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress8. EasyTube

This plugin allows you to easily embed YouTube and Google Videos using one simple tag and places a preview image of the YouTube videos in your RSS feed linked to the video.

Perfect when you’re only using videos from Google.

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screenshot 1 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress9. Youtuber

This plugin lets you embed YouTube videos in your posts very easily using simple tags.

It also includes an option to set the width and height of the videos.

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screenshot 2 10 Handy Video plugins for WordPress10. FLV Embed

This plugin supports video sitemap generation,  includes options such as auto start and menu control bar. It also supports text only output for RSS that prompt readers to visit the original post for Flash content.

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Did we miss out any? Do tell us about your favorite WordPress plugins in comments.