How to embed video into WordPress using local video files

I get lots of requests from people who want to embed video on their website, but don’t want to host the video on streaming sites like YouTube or Vimeo.  So, I did some digging to find out how to host and play my own FLV videos.

Below is my first attempt using a WordPress plugin called “JW Player Plugin for WordPress” from the folks at LongTail Video.  Let’s see how it works:


Like most online software, there is a free version and a paid version.  The above free version has a watermark and can be used on non-commercial sites.


  1. Thank you soooooooooooooooo Much it really worked for me after trying many many plugins :D

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