Creating a website on WordPress is easy but video hosting for WordPress is a little difficult. There are so many parameters you need to take into consideration while hosting. There are multiple platforms and unlimited plugins available in the market and it is difficult to choose from one of them. Especially for those content creators and distributors who don’t know how to implement the things technically.
In this post, we are going to tell you the features of the Vdocipher player and how to add a Vdocipher player in your WordPress website by using our WordPress plugin. Vdocipher provides the highest secure video player which helps you protect video piracy. Along with DRM encryption + watermark security as our priority, we also provide you a customizable player which a wide range of player themes.
Essential Security & Player Features for WordPress Video Hosting
Vdocipher provides you a complete solution for video hosting in WordPress whether it’s an eLearning company or a media and marketing business. These are some of the key features of Vdocipher player-
1. DRM encrypted video hosting
Vdocipher provides you DRM encrypted video hosting for WordPress which restricts any external downloader or plugin from downloading your content. We provide you the highest security to restrict video piracy. We use Google Widevine and Apple Fairplay DRM, the same technology used by Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Now, all of you WordPress users can create a membership-based website and can hide all of your valuable content behind a paywall and VdoCipher will help you in securing your content.
2. WordPress plugin for easiest integration of video hosting-
Vdocipher provides you a plugin for video hosting in WordPress which hardly takes 10 minutes and very easy to integrate. These are the steps you need to follow to install Vdocipher plugin-
1- First of all you need to login to the vdocipher dashboard. After sign up, you need to go to the configuration section where you will find the client secret key. You will need this key to authorize the plugin so that you can play your videos from your vdocipher account.
2- Go to your WordPress dashboard. In the add plugin search for vdocipher plugin and install it.
3- Click on the link “Activate”. On the top of this page, you will see a message. “Click here to configure VdoCipher”.
4- Now enter the client secret key on the next page and for the ready status.
5- Now you can start adding the videos to your vdocipher dashboard. Once the video is ready, you will find a video id as part of the video information.
Once you have configured the VdoCipher plugin with the Client Secret key, you are ready to start streaming your premium videos through your WordPress website.
3. Custom player for video hosting for WordPress
Player Themes– Everyone has his own requirement of player themes so that they can match the color of their website. All you have to do is go to the player theme page and select the theme you want. Also if you have any other theme requirement you can share your requirement with us and we will try to make that available for you.
If you want your every video to have a different theme then that is also possible. Now you can make your each and every video different via shortcode by adding the vdo_theme attribute ( Read More)
Height and width- Other then themes you can also manage the height and width of the video player. You can do so by adding height and width attributes inside the shortcode. Here is an example of that-
Video Player- You can also choose between flash and html5 player. Though we provide support for the flash player, we suggest you tho use html5 player because it has better compatibility and better streaming experience across the browsers.
4. Dynamic Watermark for WordPress hosted videos
Our watermarking feature allows you to add text and images to your videos. We provide you the options of moving and static watermarking both. As we know that piracy is a serious problem and even after the downloading is prevented but screen capturing can be done so dynamic watermarking can be strong dissuasion to people who are sharing the recorded videos. You can add important details like user name, IP, email, etc which will help you as a security layer on your valuable content and in keeping your revenue safe.
To add watermark on your videos you need to pass a JSON string as annotation code which will contain all the important information about the watermark.
This is a sample code for dynamic watermarking-
We also provide you the feature to skip the watermark between two overlays. Here is a sample code for that-
If you don’t want to add a moving text you can also add a static watermark. We have a detailed blog about it. ( Read more on WordPress watermark sample and settings)
5. AWS server CDN video hosting included
We use Amazon AWS s3 for data storage which is one of the world’s best service providers in this field. All the encryption process is done by Vdocipher. Raw files and encrypted files are kept separately and only encrypted data can be fetched by the URL’s and used for online streaming. So whether you have one video or 100 video vdocipher takes care of all of them at the same time.
To stream your content online you need a content delivery network. We use amazon Cloudfront as CDN which has its presence in the form of 100+ CDN server pops all over the world. We have an auto-scalable and a very large setup with AWS so if there is any load it is taken care of automatically. So finally the secure content is delivered via the CDN which is also secure by the authentication. So with the help of Amazon S3, Amazon’s CPU for transcoding and CloudFront we ensure that you can play your video in any region or any device with the highest security. (Read More)
6. Dashboard to manage all videos on VdoCipher + WordPress-
Vdocipher provides you a very intuitive dashboard for video hosting for WordPress. There are so many features which are very useful for you.
- Folder management option to manage all your videos. You can create folders and subfolders to manage your videos on the vdocipher dashboard.
- Through the vdocipher dashboard, you can manage two different websites or projects.
- You can add multiple account managers and give them separate permission to manage your videos.
- We provide you a detailed analytics section where you can check the number of views and other important analytics.
- Through the dashboard, you can add multilingual subtitles to your videos.
- You can also fetch your important data like video title, id, time, etc in CSV format through your dashboard.
So with all these easy to use and well-managed features Vdocipher provides you the best secure player for video hosting for WordPress. Now you can easily set up an E-learning or Media or any other video platform and start selling your content online and we will make sure that your content is safe from the piracy.
Supercharge Your Business with Videos
At VdoCipher we maintain the strongest content protection for videos. We also work extremely hard to deliver the best viewer experience. We'd love to hear from you, and help boost your video streaming business.