Video Players & Gallery, Audio Players & Gallery, Multimedia, Multimedia Display, Multimedia Players

Videobox is a Joomla! 3.6 extension for adding video (and audio) to your site. It supports videos from YouTube and Vimeo, as well as music from SoundCloud, Twitch streams, and HTML5 supported video and audio formats. It offers several ways to insert a video, including direct player, pop-up player, and a video gallery. Just put the video link in the Videobox tag and you'll be up & running!

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Box display is a great way to insert videos without sacrificing a lot of space for the player. That way it makes your articles straight to the point without unnecessary distractions while keeping the videos right where they belong to. Rather than the huge full-size video player taking up space and distracting the reader, the box display only shows a small video thumbnail with an optional title. When user clicks the thumbnail, the video opens in a lightbox player, or in an inline player. The box element itself behaves just like the photos in your article - you can set it to float to the left or to the right, centre it with margin: 0 auto; or apply any other CSS styling to it.

Box display is great, however it's not ideal when the video is just an irrelevant reference or a note, or when the video itself isn't directly related to the topic. In this case even a small box thumbnail would be irrelevant and distracting for the reader. An ordinary link to the video seems good enough, but when users click it they leave your website. Videobox link display solves that problem - you can still keep the reference, but instead of redirecting users to an external page the link will open a lightbox player directly on your website.

In a way, the gallery display is the exact opposite of the box and the link display. It's designed to display a lot of videos in an organised manner, featuring a responsive grid and a built-in pagination. That way you can insert all of your videos at once and let users browse through them quickly. Alternatively a gallery can be displayed as a slider, showing only a few thumbnails at a time.

What are you waiting for? Give it a try!


  • Specify playback end time for YouTube and HTML5 videos
  • SoundCloud integration (since 4.0.0)
  • Modular video source adapters (since 4.0.0)
  • Start playing video when page is opened (since 3.0.0)
  • Works with any Joomla! component, not just with articles (since 3.0.0)
  • Play button on thumbnails (since 2.0.1)
  • Full video URL as video ID (since 1.1.1)
  • HTML5 video and audio support (since 2.0.0)
  • Non-lightbox player for box display and gallery (since 1.1.0)
  • Native Joomla! pagination for galleries
  • Custom class and style (since 2.0.0)
  • Player offset for each video (since 1.1.1)
  • Almost all settings can be overridden and set for each plugin call separately


many features with simple handeling. Nice to see you again in JED,

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Wasted all of my time

Posted on 26 September 2014

The application description is good and promising. but the documentation is completely dumb. no exact code examples for the inline player that is showing as the demo in the website. Also the inline player galley does not work as expected. I mean no resize happening. also it has jQuery conflict which is not good. when u disable the jQuery from the settings all of the other apps using jQuery will work correctly but the player acts differently (goes to full screen with no back or close bottom). Using the 4.0.1RC the rating would have been 4 If it had not wasted my time so much without any results.

Great Extension for free WOW

Posted on 23 September 2014

Well useful plugin with lots of thoughtful options and documentation.

Thank You hiko

Exellent extension

Posted on 04 September 2014

The best extension for building simple or complex media solutions. Love it after just 24 hours!!

And they have the fastest support ever. After less then a hour I could install an updated version that worked like a charm in my environment.

Keep up that good work!


Posted on 08 July 2014

Great extension!

Simple and lightweight.

Very simple install and usage.

Wow, that was quick and easy. Fully responsive and controls for everything I've wanted to do. Though you may have to hunt for the control you need as there are so many. But the defaults are pretty nice if you don't want to mess with things.


Posted on 01 May 2014

I really like this extension. It is free and has many features and many display versions. Good quiding in creators website how to get codes for displaying. Before choosing it, I went through all video players looking for free. One from them didn't worked at all and I didn't get any help from creators.

Videobox works without problems at once.

One note: if you have installed aditionaly Unito nivo slider, it doesnt work until you make off Load JQuery in Videobox plugin.

Owner's reply: Multiple extensions loading jQuery library may lead to a conflict between those libraries. To solve this problem, Videobox can be set not to load own jQuery library.

I am trialling videobox today and it looks excellent. I checked the FAQ which provided a detailed explanation and solution to the problem of thumbnails not showing. I had a query about bandwidth so I emailed the developer and had a reply within a few hours.


Very useful extension

Posted on 14 June 2013

I'm really impressed, that a non-commercial extension could be so useful!. It works out of the box and does its job perfectly! It takes only few minutes to create a gallery of boxed youtube movies to be displayed in lightbox popup, with customized dimensions etc.

Thank you!!!

Simple, lightweight and does the job as it should in just a few minutes... it's really plug and play!


Hitko Development
Last updated:
Sep 14 2016
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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