January 17th, 2013

VideoboxVideobox is Joomla! 2.5.x and 3.x plugin that enables you to insert video and audio in your articles. It supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and Youku, as well as HTML5 supported video and audio formats. You can use unlimited amount of different display methods in single article and each of them can have completely different settings. So which are those display methods?

Well, first of course is standard embedded player. That’s what you’re most likely to use when you have one or two videos per article. All you need to insert it is to add video ID or link to HTML5 supported media between {videobox} and {/videobox} tags. Then you can customize player size, offset and more.

You think that video player takes too much space in your articles? That’s not a problem. You can use box display to show only clickable video thumbnail and title in your article and display player inside lightbox. You can even set it to display player inside your article when clicked, so visitors can play video while they read through article content.

And you say you have a lot of videos you want to add to article? No problem, with use of Videobox gallery display you can add them in seconds. If you think there are too many videos for one page in your gallery, Videobox supports pagination. Even if you have multiple galleries in same article, pagination works for each gallery separately.

What are you waiting for? Give it a try!


* Start playing video when page is opened (since 3.0.0)
* Works with any Joomla! component, not just with articles (since 3.0.0)
* Support for Youku videos (since 3.0.0)
* Play button on thumbnails (since 2.0.1)
* Full video URL instead of video ID (since 1.1.1)
* Custom {tag}{/tag} (since 1.1.2)
* HTML5 video and audio support (since 2.0.0)
* Box display (thumbnail –> player) for single videos instead of standard video player
* Non-lightbox player for box display and gallery (since 1.1.0)
* Built-in pagination for galleries, fully compatible with native Joomla pagination styling
* Custom player and thumbnail size
* Custom class and style (since 2.0.0)
* Player offset for each video (since 1.1.1)
* Title for thumbnails
* All settings except custom tag can be overridden and set for each plugin call separately


3.1.0 HTML5 player rewritten, simplified code, bugs fixed
3.0.0 System plugin, Youku videos supported, autoplay option for single videos
2.0.2 Several bugs fixed, including problems with new YouTube API
2.0.1 Play button for thumbnails added, HTML5 compatibility issues fixed
2.0.0 HTML5 video and audio formats support added, new pagination core, custom CSS style and class settings added, option to use box display by default for single videos
1.1.2 Added option to use custom plugin call {yourtag} {/yourtag}
1.1.1 Added video offset time and ability to use full video URL instead of video ID
1.1.0 Added direct player for box and gallery display
1.0.1 Joomla! 3.x bug fixed