PrestoPlayer Review: The best Video Plugin every wordPress site needs

Have you ever noticed that your WordPress website loads slower after adding a Youtube video?

Did you know that the related videos that Vimeo and Youtube shows at the end of the video take away your audience? After spending lot of effort in bringing traffic to your site how do you stop this leakage?

Presto Player solves all these problems, and also adds marketing tools that will make your audience’s experience more enjoyable. 

Right now PrestoPlayer is doing a special launch where you can get it on a heavy discount. You can even get the lifetime deal at just $199 and it is valid only for limited time.

In this blog post, I will explain why every website needs Presto Player. I will give you all the main benefits of using Presto player versus any existing solution out there and why it is the one plugin every website that’s using video needs to have on their website.

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Adam Preiser built with PrestoPlayer because he noticed a problem every website owner and course creator has. The creators of online courses needed a solution for an ad-free video player without compromising user experience.

While there are existing solutions for hosting videos, all of them are expensive and yet have many limitations.

Video Hosting options

Presto player plugin’s added benefit is that you can even use videos on your Vimeo and YouTube accounts. This way, you can use the player and get its benefits.

Self Hosting

You can just upload a video directly to your WordPress site and use it. It’s not something I recommend, but it’s actually convenient, and some people may want to use it. This is a quick option if your site has few videos and can support the bandwidth usage.

BunnyCDN

Bunny is the most recommended option for hosting videos. Once you integrate BunnyCDN with PrestoPlugin, you can upload videos to your site as you usually do, and the videos are uploaded automatically to your BunnyCDN account. The plugin automatically adds the secure URL.
BunnyCDN will distribute your video globally. So when someone plays it, it’ll load from a data center near them.

You can also use the same BunnyCDN account to deliver your website and increase page load
speed.

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You might wonder why BunnyCDN over other CDNs? It’s because it’s cheap and only has a $1 monthly minimum requirement. Unlike with other CDNs, you don’t have to pay a fixed monthly price. You can recharge your account with a minimum of $10, and the balance will be deducted monthly, depending on your usage.

Bunny Private Videos

You also have an option call Bunny Private videos which makes the video visible only to members.

Vimeo

Vimeo is the most used for video hosting, and if you are using Vimeo, you will are locked into playing $240 each year, even for a short course with few members. Video hosting platforms are costly these days. You’re looking at probably anywhere between 30 and 50 dollars per month. That’s why people go with Vimeo Pro because at 20 bucks a month it’s not so bad. They also have many restrictions, and they kick people off of their platform always to try to get them to pay more. So here’s where the PrestoPlayer plugin can save you money.

Instead of Vimeo, you can use the Presto Player with BunnyNET, which will save you a lot of money.

Bunny is also getting into dedicated video hosting, and their API matures in a few months. Right now, it’s not a stable product, but when it is, it’s going to get easier to use. The videos will be transcoded and served in multiple resolutions and will also add HLC encryption. This is months down the road as it is still in Beta, but Presto Player will offer complete integration.

Youtube

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Youtube is the most used free video hosting solution, but it comes with its downsides. We cannot remove youtube’s logo or its related videos at the end. Youtube changes how embedded videos frequently function, which is why its not ideal for promoting our business using Youtube videos.
Embedding YouTube videos also increase page size and decrease the page load speed.

Youtube vs Presto Player embed page speed

Presto Player can embed YouTube videos that only load the YouTube player on click, which improves the initial page load speed. You can also enable the Youtube optimization which gives significant performance improvements. In a test done by Adam Prieser, the page with Presto Player performed 70% better than the page with normal Youtube embed.

Marketing features

Presets

Presto Player plugin comes with some fantastic marketing features. One of the features is Presets. A Preset is a configuration of settings that you can apply to any video. With this, you can use specific settings without having to configure each uploaded video one by one.

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Another benefit of preset is you can modify a preset later, and the changes will apply automatically to all videos this preset is used on. This way, we won’t have to make changes to each video.

Chapters

Using chapters, viewers can jump directly to the part that they want to view. You can add any number of chapters, and the chapters can be viewed by clicking on the icon.

Muted Autoplay Preview

This is a feature that performs great on sales and landing pages. The auto player plays a preview of the video, which catches the viewer’s attention, but it doesn’t play the audio, so the user experience isn’t affected negatively. Using this performs better than a standard video, which doesn’t play unless clicked on.

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If you switch this option on, you can attach a captions file to play subtitles. You can also add an overlay image that says ‘Click here to play’ like in this image.

Captions

We can upload different language captions and viewers can choose the language of their choice.

Player Branding

With Presto Player, you can add your branding even when using videos from Vimeo and YouTube. And your visitors won’t even see the YouTube logo.

Sticky Player

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You can allow your visitors to watch your video and view your page content at the same time. To view a live demo of this, go to this link, play video and scroll down.

Integrated analytics

Presto Player shows you analytics on how the videos are performing and you can even integrate with Google analytics which gives you stats on view time, watch time, audience retention and more.

Playback speed

Users can adjust the speed of playback, and their settings are remembered between video sessions.

Who is Presto Player for?

Presto Player is a video player for anyone who uses videos on their WordPress website. Additionally, it helps marketers get better conversions and helps course creators deliver a great learning experience to their users.

Does Presto Player provide video hosting?

No. Presto player integrates with video hosting providers to deliver videos on your website

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