Launch WordPress Videos in a Lightbox

WP Video Lightbox is a new plugin that tweaks the prettyPhoto jQuery script to launch videos in an elegant popup overlay. It allows you to display images, flash, YouTube, Vimeo, iFrame etc, in a lightbox, as seen below.

Launching videos in a lightbox can help you to save real estate on the page. Instead of taking up the space necessary to make the video big enough to view, you can use a smaller placeholder image to launch the video in a larger viewing area. One of the great features about this plugin is that it also works on iPhone and iPad. Check out a live demo on the plugin’s homepage and download WP Video Lightbox from the WordPress plugin repository.

Comments (3)

  1. Hi, I have started using this plugin. I solved the above problem by creating a generic “filmtime” image that people can recognise from one film to another to click on. I understand that it becomes a hassle if you want a unique image for each film.

    My problem: I don’t understand how to link to my own films either on my desktop or in my WP Media library. So far I have managed to upload to youtube and link to it from there. But I would prefer not using youtube for every film I create. I tried a link like

    But the film path didn’t work. Any ideas how to solve that?

    Many thanks!

  2. Hi, I have started using this plugin. I solved the above problem by creating a generic “filmtime” image that people can recognise from one film to another to click on. I understand that it becomes a hassle if you want a unique image for each film.

    My problem: I don’t understand how to link to my own films either on my desktop or in my WP Media library. So far I have managed to upload to youtube and link to it from there. But I would prefer not using youtube for every film I create. I tried a link like
    [a href="/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/FILENAME.wmv"
    rel="wp-video-lightbox" title=""><img
    src="/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/skogsstjrnas_hundfilm.jpg"
    alt="film" width="285" height="155" /][/a]

    But the film path didn't work. Any ideas how to solve that?

    Many thanks!

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