- Can FV Player be used outside of WordPress?
- Why is autoplay muted?
- Does FV Player protect my videos from being downloaded?
- Does FV Player protect my videos from screen capturing?
- Does FV Player integrate with my favorite service/plugin?
- Can I use FV Player as an audio player?
- Can I use your player to live stream?
- I want to post advertisements to my video. How can I do this?
- I have many videos on my website. How do I convert them into FV Player all at once?
- Is FV Player slowing my website down?
- I need to customize the design of my player but cannot find the appropriate setting!
- How do I use the built-in video checker to send you an report?
- Is FV Player SEO friendly?
- I saw your guide on video quality switching. Do I have to do this manually for each video?
- Do I need to upload the splash images manually?
- I updated FV Player and something went wrong. I need to fix it ASAP!
- How do I completely uninstall FV Player?
Q: Can FV Player be used outside of WordPress?
A: FV Player is to this date WordPress-only player.
Developing a stand-alone plugin is still one of our big goals for the future but right now we rather focus on maintaining and improving our platform than developing a new plugin.
Update: A standalone version is coming soon, hopefully in the first half of 2023.
Q: Why is autoplay muted?
A: Sadly, there is no way to autoplay videos unmuted. This is due to restrictions set by browsers, which only support muted autoplay. Therefore, the users have to unmute it manually each time. This goes for most browsers. Only with Chrome desktop browser, the preference for unmuted autoplay is remembered, and the videos continue to autoplay with sound.
For more information on this, please, consult this article.
Q: Does FV Player protect my videos from being downloaded?
A: The FV Player plugin does provide some base video protection. But do keep in mind, that after all it is just a video player, meant to insert and play the already protected video on your website.
Download protection depends on where you decide to host your videos, and what types of protection you choose to set up with it. You can read up on the various methods of protection and the differences between them in this guide. You can learn more about each of these security optionsin this section of our documentation.
Currently, the most secure option is the combination of streaming the video files plus adding encryption. Such protection is supported by the HLS protocol. The encryption is possible through encoding and encrypting services, such as AWS MediaConvert or Coconut.
Q: Does FV Player protect my videos from screen capturing?
A: We counter screen-capturing with DRM Text which serves as a watermark on your video. The DRM Text box contains the IP address of the viewer, their username, date, time and site’s name. This text gets imprinted into the captured video, thus either deterring possible thieves from capturing the video or giving you the ability to claim ownership of a stolen video. Learn more in our DRM Text guide.
Q:Does FV Player integrate with my favorite service?plugin?
A: You can find all the services and plugins FV Player integrates with on this page. If there is a service or a plugin you think would be great if FV Player integrated with, don’t hesitate to let us know.
Q: Can I use FV Player as an audio player?
A: While FV Player is first and foremost a video player, it can also be perfectly used as an audio-only player. So, if you need to post a couple of audio files, there’s no need for you to download and install another player. You can even use FV Player as your primary audio player. Here’s all you need to know about the audio playback options.
Q: Can I use your player to live stream?
A: Of course. Apart from using your own .m3u8 stream, we also support YouTube, Vimeo, Rumble and Odysee live streams and you can also stream to Viloud. Find out more in the Live Streaming section of our documentation.
Q: I want to post advertisements to my video. How can I do this?
A: Of course you can! In fact, there are several options. If you want to put on your own advertisements or advertisements of your partners, you can easily set up custom video ads. If you’re looking for text messages you can set up an HTML Pop-up and set it to show before, during or after video. However, if you’d like to make money by advertisements from external companies that specialize in providing video advertisements, you’ll want to look into the FV Player VAST plugin.
Q: I already have many videos on my website. How do I convert them into FV Player all at once?
A: You can do that for several hosting options. You can convert all videos that are handled by the default WordPress player, simply by enabling the FV Player -> Settings -> Integrations/Compatibility -> Handle WordPress audio/video.
You can also do so for YouTube and Vimeo videos, by going to FV Player -> Settings -> Hosting -> Vimeo / YouTube and hitting the “Convert YouTube embed codes” or “Convert Vimeo embed codes” button.
Q: Is FV Player slowing my website down?
A: No, FV Player isn’t a large plugin and shouldn’t be making your website much slower. The player is optimized and there are further optimization settings in place, making sure that FV Player is as light-weight as it can be. These settings are on by default but there might be a reason you will want or need to have the optimized loading disabled. You can nonetheless rest assured that FV Player isn’t burdening your website too much either way. You can learn more about optimized FV Flowplayer JS loading here.
Q: I need to customize my player but cannot find the appropriate setting!
A: Try referring to our CSS Tips and Fixes guide. It’s an ever-expanding long list of CSS codes to help you do various visual changes to your player. You don’t need to be scared, there’s an guide on how to use them too and it’s really easy.
Q: How do I use the built-in video checker and send you an report?
A: The video checker is on by default and work when you’re logged in as admin. You’ll see a text in upper left corner of any video on your site. All the necessary info can be found in this guide.
A: Our plugins do not collect any personal data about the users that interact with the plugin on our customer’s site. Since all the cookies get set in Local Storage of user’s browser, the data does not need to come into contact with our servers, nor do we save or use them in any way to create a user’s profile.
The plugins do, however, use some preference cookies that get stored in the browser. These are used only for remembering the preferred video quality (if a user manually chooses SD quality instead of HD, videos viewed in future will also start playing in SD quality by default), remembering the video position (where a user left of watching), remembering the video playback speed and volume.
You can turn these off too! To learn more, consult this guide. However, this comes at the price of decreased comfort for your users.
Keep in mind that your hosting provider and other 3rd-party services you use with the As for videos embedded from YouTube, we use the youtube-nocookie.com domain by default.
Note that FV Player’s built in stats are completely anonymous and do not use any cookies.
Q: Is FV Player SEO friendly?
A: Yes, FV Player includes code and tools to help you make sure your content is properly understood and categorized by search engines. You can find out more in our SEO guide.
Q: I saw your guide on video quality switching. Do I have to do this manually for each video?
A: No, you don’t have to. The manual setup of the quality switching feature meant for people who self-host videos, for example right on their website, and need to provide several video qualities. If you’re using YouTube, Vimeo or other large video sharing website, you don’t need to do this. Same goes for HLS Streams created via FV Player Coconut. These get encoded into several qualities automatically and the switching process also happens automatically.
Q: Do I need to upload the splash images manually?
A: No, you can use the screenshot thumbnail generator which automatically saves and inputs the captured frame. For some services, such as YouTube or Vimeo, the splash images get parsed automatically, but they can always be manually changed.
Q: I updated FV Player and something went wrong. I need to fix it ASAP!
A: If FV Player doesn’t function properly in your environment after updating and you cannot afford any down-time or other issues, use the Rollback option. It lets you revert to the pervious version where everything was working great. This buys you time to troubleshoot or to contact us about the issues.
Q: How do I completely uninstall FV Player and all of its data?
A: To make sure you’ve completely uninstalled FV Player and all of its data, got o Go to Settings -> FV Player -> Tools -> Uninstall and click Save All Changes. You also get a choice to Remove all data by checking the box. Please, beware that removing all data is irreversible, please backup your website if you are not absolutely sure.
If you haven’t found an answer here, feel free to contact us over on our support forums, or by sending us an email at email@example.com