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Elite Video Player – jQuery Plugin

Elite Video Player - jQuery Plugin


#1 Video player on Envato Market

2020’s Best Selling Video Player

Top Trend Video Player – by Envato content specialists

Elite Video Player is modern, responsive, fully customisable high-end video player for WordPress that support advertising (VAST, VMAP, IMA and custom self-hosted ads) and the most popular video platforms like YouTube (single, channel, playlist), Vimeo, self-hosting videos (only mp4 required), Google drive videos, Dropbox videos, local videos, Amazon S3 and LiveStreaming HLS m3u8 videos.. Showcase your videos in your site across all browsers & devices with this unique and most powerful video player around.

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Have your Elite Player up and running in minutes

Installation is super easy. Once you have downloaded the Elite Player simply edit it’s intuitive options.

VAST, VPAID, VMAP and Google IMA Ads

Elite Video Player supports VAST (Video Ad Serving Template), VMAP (Video Multiple Ad Playlist) and Google IMA ads (Interactive Media Ads). Showcase Linear and Non-Linear ads easily with Elite video player. Linear ads are Pre-, Mid-, Post-roll videos and PODS (back-to-back video ads in a row). Non-Linear ads are banners/texts.
VAST, VPAID, VMAP and Google IMA tags can be displayed on all videos that Elite Video Player supports (YouTube, Vimeo, Self hosted, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, HLS m3u8 etc.)
No programming knowledge is required to display these ads. Monetize your videos and bring insane results to your website.
See VAST/VMAP/IMA examples.

Self Hosted Ads

Beside VAST, VMAP and IMA Ads, Elite video player supports custom advertising as pre-roll (before), mid-roll (during), post-roll (after), video ads and pop-up ads. This means you can have your own videos on server and serve them as you wish without having any external xml files. For each video in playlist you can set own pre-roll/mid-roll/post-roll/pop-up ad. Also, advertising is improved with custom skip ad option, which means that you can set different skip time for each video. Each ad can be added for all video types that elite player supports: youtube single videos/youtube playlists/user channels, vimeo videos, and self-hosted mp4 videos. Custom Advertising can be combined with VAST, VMAP and IMA Ads as well.
See Custom Advertising examples.

YouTube support – playlist/channel/single youtube

Elite video player can play any youtube video, import youtube playlist or even youtube user channel. You can use default YouTube player or YouTube player with custom controls.

YouTube 360 VR & YouTube LiveStreaming support

Elite video player has now support for any Youtube 360 VR video, and even supports livestream videos from Youtube.

Self-hosted videos

You can host your own videos with only mp4 format required.

Vimeo support

Also, elite video player can play any video from vimeo too. Vimeo videos can be played with default Vimeo player or custom Elite player.

HTTP Live Streaming (HLS .m3u8) support

Elite video player now supports HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) .m3u8 files.

Amazon S3 & Amazon cloud drive videos

Elite player can play any video from amazon server.

Google drive videos

You can store and play videos from any Google drive.

Dropbox videos

Recommended when it comes to large files, use Dropbox to host your videos for free and play them in Elite player accross websites.

Local videos

You can also play any video from your local drive, no need for web hosting. Videos from dropbox are also supported.

Openload videos

Elite video player can play any video from Openload.

Mixed videos

Create your playlist with any video type you want – mix YouTube/Vimeo/Self-hosted/GoogleDrive videos all in one playlist.

Google Analytics

With Google Analytics you can track how many times videos has been watched and downloaded. Also, you can track how many times Advertisement video has been watched, how long Advertisement video has been played (before it’s skipped) or even count how many times your advertisement video was clicked.

Live video thumbnails for progress bar

Elite video player is the first and only video player that is using smart system for video thumbnails. You can set your video to auto-generate video thumbnails and display them Live in real-time, when user hover the progress bar. See example.

vtt (jpg) Video thumbnails for progress bar

Elite video player can also display vtt (jpg) video thumbnails, meaning, these thumbnails are pre-made as single spritesheet jpg image. See example.

Subtitles (captions)

Elite video player has subtitles (captions) support for HTML5 self hosted videos, Google drive, Dropbox, HLS m3u8 Livestream or Amazon S3 videos.

Sticky mode

Elite player has support for sticky mode to keep videos visible to your customers all the time on the page (when scrolling up/down through page). If video is not in user viewport, sticky player will appear in bottom corner, and if video is in user viewport, sticky player will automatically hide.

Lightbox mode, responsive mode, fullscreen mode

Elite video player can be showed in lightbox mode. You can set any image to open player in lightbox. Multiple lightbox images are supported (multiple lightbox players in same page). Lightbox options are: lightbox image, lightbox image width and height, lightbox close on click outside (optional), lightbox autoplay (optional). This way you can have multiple video players on the same page.

Responsive mode creates Elite video player that fits exactly into page or post content.

With Fullscreen mode Elite video player will cover the entire page.

Deeplinking videos

Elite player supports Deeplinking which means that any video from playlist can be accessed through URL link. Also, users can share active (current) video.
For example: Deeplinking target to video called “Top Models” from playlist.

Protect video content

On self hosted videos you can disable right click over the video to prevent “Save video” action, and hide “src” attribute.
Also, to protect your videos in a way that nowbody can see your video content (even if it’s “downloaded”) is to use HTTP Live Streaming – HLS m3u8 format.
This will help to understand better: link, this way nobody can view your video.

Convert your .mp4 files into .m3u8 format to protect your videos.

jpg, png, gif support

With Elite video player you can display your images or gifs, instead the video. This feature gives you option to use Elite player like banner or image slider. You can even mix images with videos in the same playlist.

Unlimited color option

Elite player look can be customised by changing the color accent to any color you like to make your player blend in to your website perfectly.

Completly controllable Playlist

Playlist can be fully customized to fulfill your website needs and trends. You can manage order of videos in playlist, and also, manage which video from backend list will actually show in the playlist in frontend (which means you can have large number of videos in your admin area, but show only certain videos, and order them as you wish), so you have full control of displaying your videos. Playlist position can be changed from Right side to Bottom. Items in playlist are fully customizable so you can choose to have: thumbnails with texts, only texts, or only thumbnails.

Translate to your language

Every single word in the video player can be edited and translated to your own language so you can get closer to your visitors.

Automatic detection of unplayable files & invalid url’s

Elite video player can detect files and sources that are not playable (for example broken link, or misspelled file). Once detected, player will skip to next available video file, until the video can be played regularly.

It works everywhere

Elite video player is a HTML5 ready player that enables it to work on all platforms – desktop & mobile.
Elite player is optimized for laptops with touchscreen as well.

Lifetime support!

With this purchase you get a lifetime 5 star support. You also get a frequent updates, bug fixes and adding new features (on customers requests) for free!


  • the most advanced video player
  • packed with options
  • pre-roll, mid-roll, post-roll, pop-up advertising that works with youtube videos/playlists/user channels
  • pre-roll, mid-roll, post-roll, pop-up advertising that works with vimeo videos
  • pre-roll, mid-roll, post-roll, pop-up advertising that works with self-hosted videos
  • Lightbox mode
  • mixed videos – YouTube/Vimeo/Self hosted/GoogleDrive
  • Google Drive videos support
  • Amazon S3 support
  • mobile optimized
  • optimized for touchscreen laptops
  • responsive design
  • sticky mode
  • subtitles (captions) support
  • Video thumbnails support
  • – Live video thumbnails (live auto-generated thumbnails in real-time)
    – vtt video thumbnails (pre-made thumbnails displayed from spritesheet image)

  • easy to use
  • choose between custom YouTube controls or default YouTube controls
  • multiple (unlimited) instances of Elite video player in same page
  • resizeable width and height
  • font awesome icons – perfect for Retina displays (font Awesome icons are vectors, which mean they’re gorgeous on high-resolution displays)
  • fully customisable – use any color scheme you like or set one of the 20 pre-built colors (lime, green, emerald, teal, cyan, cobalt, indigo, violet, pink, magenta, crimson, red, orange, yellow, amber, brown, olive, steel, mauve, taupe)
  • choose between 2 types of player – with playlist or without playlist
  • real fullscreen support
  • tooltip indicator for better user experiance
  • optional right-click menu
  • option to hide self hosted video sources (to prevent users from download/steal your videos)
  • autoplay (optional)
  • logo image (optional)
  • poster image (optional)
  • autohide controls (optional)
  • shuffle (optional)
  • load random video on webpage load (optional)
  • info window (optional)
  • social networks share (optional)
  • embed player (optional)
  • 6 video player pre-built shadow effects
  • use only icons that you need
  • 12 pre-built scrollbar types (light,minimal,light-2,light-3,light-thick,light-thin,inset,inset-2,inset-3,rounded,rounded-dots,3d)
  • well documented
  • free support
  • free updates



What Buyers say

A really fantastic player and very very good and reliable support from the developer. 6 Stars, if I could…
– TTom922
This is a great player and the author went above and beyond to help with a challenge – of my own creation. Great code, clear instructions, extremely fast response. Very refreshing!.
– rodeospot
Very professional attention, with a high quality service.
– telemovil
Works smoothly and is easily editable!
– Gary1980
A lot of attention to the customer …
Great plugin …
– deFreitas
love this. the absolute best!
– theodisbutler
thank You for this Great Player.
– RolandK
So easy to use and to add this to my website.
– cijidrew

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Change log

27.4.2022.Improvement- thumbnail image not required for skip ad window4.4.2022.Fix- fixed warnings if no valid image path specified22.3.2022Fix- midroll fullscreen fix1.3.2022.Fix- small fix for image paths2.12.2021.Fix- sticky & autoplay fix27.10. 2021.Fix- bug fix with mp4 mute/unmute occured after code refactoring24.9.2021.- NewImproved portrait mode on mobileFix- fixed playing next video in shuffle for self hosted videos26.7.2021.Fix- small fix for multiple player instaces in same page12.7.2021.Improvement- code improvements12.6.2021.Improvement- Player name can be numerical only9.6.2021.NewSelf-hosted mp4 videos improvements: – automatically skip to next video if current video has broken link- show preloader if user presses play quickly and the video has not been loaded yet due to slow network6.5.2021.New- added VAST, VMAP and IMA support2.4.2021.New- autoplay video in viewport / pause video outside viewport1.4.2021.New- added option to pause sticky player when outside of viewport15.2.2021.Fix- css hover fix26.1.2021.Fix- mobile playlist small fix26.8.2020.New- added option to choose which videos will show from playlist- added option to choose playlist order22.8.2020.Fix- wp 5.5 small fix16.8.2020.New- HTML5 video thumbnails: 1. vtt video thumbnails 2. Live auto-generated video thumbnails- HTML5 video thumbnails can be applied to mp4/HLS m3u8/Google drive/Dropbox/Amazon S3 videos22.4.2020.- FixLightbox fullscreen fix2.3.2020.- Fix Preroll mute notification for autoplaying youtube videos on desktop12.2.2020.- for YouTube videos longer than 20 mins, overwrite default youtube resume function (fixes postroll Ad)11.2.2020.- FixStop video function for Youtube video with Preroll enabled.31.1.2020.- YouTube API key update15.1.2020.- mobile – quality menu positioning fix12.1.2020.- visual improvements18.12.2019.- bug fix with subtitles button11.11.2019.- added option for advertiser external link8.11.2019.- youtube playlist updated code30.10.2019.- Google analytics improvements- playlist customisation improvements28.10.2019.- fullscreen updated for new version of iOS22.9.2019.- added option to choose any number of videos from YouTube channel, from 1 to all videos.20.9.2019.New- embed code improvements9.9.2019.New- player automatically generate embed code- all player options can be passed to player as url params10.7.2019.Fix- Vimeo autoplay notification adjusted2.7.2019.New- improved code- autoplay notification for all videos (self hosted, ads etc.)28.6.2019.New- subtitles (captions) support for HTML5 videos (self hosted, Google drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, HLS m3u8 Livestream)- HD/SD quality for HTML5 videos (self hosted, Google drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, HLS m3u8 Livestream)Fix- fullscreen fix for some themes13.6.2019.Fix- color change for multiple instances of player in same page 20.1.2019.Fix- small volume fix for HTML5 autoplay10.1.2019.New- added support for multiple Vimeo API player instances- Fix – not loading video through “id” parametar from url5.11.2019.Fix- fixed showing/hiding ‘nowPlayingTitle’ when title is longer than video area14.9.2018.New- added Google Analytics:track how many times videos has been watchedtrack how many times video has been downloadedtrack how many times AD video has been playedtrack how long AD video has been before skipped4.9.2018.Fix- fixed youtube video on finish behaviour: when selected option on finish:”Stop video”, player restarts and shows first frame of played video1.9.2018.Major updateNew- implemented Sticky mode to keep videos visible to your customers all the time on the page (when scrolling up/down through page). If video is not in user viewport, sticky player will appear in bottom corner, and if video is in user viewport, sticky player will automatically hide.- autoplay video only if video is in viewport on page load6.6.2018.Fix- small css fix: first item in bottom playlist was not displaying correctly29.3.2018.New- added option to adjust video ratio to fit perfectly when playlist is ‘opened’ or ‘closed’12.1.2018.- NewDeeplinking (user can share active (current) video, meaning any video from playlist can be accessed through URL)19.12.2017.New- removed iphone-inline-video.js script; player now uses only ‘webkit-playsinline’ attribute to autoplay HTML5 self-hosted videos on mobile19.9.2017.- Newimplemented HLS m3u8 support (‘main video’ can be HLS m3u8, preroll/midroll/postroll also can be HLS m3u8 format)Fix – onVideoFinish:”Stop video” small bug fix only when preroll is enabled for youtube videos, show poster on finish- Fix – auto play next video for Youtube playlist fixed25.8.2017.Fix- fixed small bug with Firefox opening 3 tabs on ad click18.8.2017.New- added ‘global’ ads (you can use ‘pool’ of video ads and play them randomly, or ‘stick’ video ads to exact video)- added option to set any video ratio you can imagine (to create the best view of your video to your users, and to match your actual video ratio without editing your video)- iphone video playsinline (iPhone will display video like on desktop, avoiding iPhone native player)- iphone autoplay video (autoplay video on mobile)- add translations of all words in player (every single word in the video player can be edited/translated to your own language)Fix- works with all jQuery versions (including latest jQuery Core 3.2.1)23.4.2017.Fix- fixed iPhone black margin bug when controls are “off” 3.4.2017.New- added support for laptops with touch screenFix- fixed responsivness in lightbox mode when playlist is Off17.3.2017.New- improved code, small fixes8.3.2017.New- added support for mixed videos in same playlist2.3.2017.New- autoplay disabled for mobile, enabled for desktop27.2.2017.New- added second poster image (when video finished)Fix- youtube play/pause fix for mobile7.2.2017.New- added play button on mobile for first video when autoplay is on3.2.2017.New- when using self hosted videos, not to load youtube api, improved player loading- shuffle multiple videos even if no playlist30.1.2017.New- added option for preloading self hosted videos (‘none’ or ‘auto’)29.1.2017.New- Bottom playlist feature- choose to youtube videos get thumbnails automatically from youtube or set thumbnails manuallyFix- usage of very large youtube playlist3.12.2016.New- minor css fix2.12.2016.New- improved design on smaller screens29.11.2016.New- added download video button (optional)16.11.2016.Fix- mobile scrolling improvements14.11.2016.Fix- lightbox mode fix31.10.2016.Fix- small lightbox thumbnail fix23.10.2016.Fix- youtube API v3 accepts unlimted videos from channel/playlist9.10.2016.Fix- fixed quality button selection30.8.2016.New- added lightbox option to elite player10.8.2016.New- improved code, added new option for player layouts: fitToContainer, fixedSize, fitToBrowser3.8.2016.Fix- fixed fullscreen bug19.6.2016.New – added IE complete fullscreen support- added option to continuously play Vimeo videos even if playlist of ‘turned off’Fix – disabled space key when ad is playing14.6.2016.New- added option to choose Light or Dark player theme24.3.2016.New- added Youtube quality menu selector2.2.2016.Fix- fixed fullscreen for browsers that doesn’t support native HTML5 fullscreen6.1.2016.Fix- fixed bug with youtube API sometimes not loading on page load24.11.2015.New- added more advertising options: mid-roll, post-roll video ads, and pop-up ads- fixed some bugs02.10.2015.Fix- Fixed bug with time total for videos with duration over 60 minutes20.9.2015.New- added option to insert multiple instances of youtube player in same page- added preloader for preroll videoFix- small bug fixes24.8.2015.Fix- Updated Vimeo API, fixed Vimeo preroll ads not playing.30.7.2015.Fix- Fixed font awesome css file name to avoid conflicts if theme uses font awesome21.7.2015.New- added option to set youtube video quality: 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4k19.6.2015.Fix- Fixed bug when title doesn’t change if playlist is “Off” and “shuffle” of multiple videos is enabled20.5.2015.New- added option to have continuous videos played (one after another, on finish) even with playist disabled18.5.2015.New- added hover effect on YouTube playerFix- fixed YouTube playlist/channel issues14.5.2015.New – updated youtube API to v3.013.5.2015.New – added custom controls for youtube player- added option to have closed playlist on webpage load5.5.2015.Fix – fix for youtube videos not playing when selected in playlist on mobile22.4.2015.New – improved preroll unloading/skipping- added hand cursor on prerollsFix – fixed IE9,10,11 bug with logo and poster not showing over Youtube player- fixed logo on youtube fullscreen21.4.2015.New – added option to disable “Skip advertisement” 8.4.2015.New – added option to hide self hosted video sources (to prevent users from download/steal your videos)6.4.2015.Fix – fixed conflict with font awesome icons29.3.2015.New – added new option to hide all player controls26.3.2015.Fix – fixed space key issue18.3.2015.New:- Added option for multiple instances of HTML5 player- Removed communication with youtube API when using HTML5 or Vimeo player4.3.2015.Fix – fullscreen issue with player unerlying elements in some themes3.3.2015.New – improved share options, updated documentation25.2.2015.Fix – fixed bug with playlist scrollbar24.2.2015.Fix – fixed Internet Explorer 11 bug18.2.2015.New – added option to show/hide related youtube videos when video finish14.2.2015.New – improved responsiveness25.1.2015.Fix – embed copying fix15.1.2015.Fix – fixed pre-roll for mobileNew – skip ad improvement

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