5 Add-Ons for Adding Videos to Your Storefront

Hi!

When you’re buying a new hot water boiler and you have only a vague idea of what a boiler is, you’d appreciate some extra information from the vendor. The text description and images are fine, but wouldn’t it be nice to have an installation video guide?

Use one of these 5 add-ons from the CS-Cart Marketplace to embed “how-to” videos, product demonstrations, and video reviews into your store pages.

Video Player by CartTuning

The Video Player add-on by CartTuning has everything you need to show videos on your store pages. This add-on stands apart from its competitors thanks to its unique features—the option to add videos in bulk, and changeable player skins.

Despite its one con—no ability to upload video files—the Video Player add-on by CartTuning is definitely worth the money.

Pros

    Cons

  • You cannot upload video files


Video Manager by Alt-Team

The Video Manager add-on by Alt-team offers basic features such as the ability to embed videos from YouTube and upload video files, add videos to any store page, and set up the player. The functionality is quite poor, but good enough to show videos to customers in your store.

Taking into account the number of features, the price could be lower.

Pros

  • Videos on a separate product tab
  • Videos on any store page
  • Self-uploaded videos
  • YouTube videos
  • MP4 and FLV videos support

    Cons

  • Poor video player setting: you can only set the player size and enable autoplay
  • The add-on doesn’t support video-sharing websites other than YouTube


Video Player by Coding Staff

The Video Player add-on by Coding Staff only allows you to demonstrate videos on product pages. However, you can choose videos’ location on the page: on a separate product tab or in the product description.

A significant con of this add-on is that it doesn’t work with CS-Cart 4 and higher. The price of $65.99 is also too high.

Pros

  • Videos on a separate product tab or in the product description
  • Self-uploaded videos
  • YouTube videos
  • MP4 and FLV files support

    Cons

  • You can only embed videos into product pages
  • The add-on doesn’t support video-sharing websites other than YouTube
  • The add-on doesn’t work with CS-Cart 4
  • Poor player settings: you can only set dimensions and position


YouTube Responsive Video Tab by Hungryweb

YouTube Responsive Video Tab by Hungryweb is the cheapest add-on in this selection. It offers the same features as the above add-ons, plus CS-Cart 4 support and responsiveness.

In our opinion, this add-on is the best choice if you are on a budget.

Pros

    Cons

  • You cannot embed videos on any page of your store
  • You cannot upload video files
  • The add-on doesn’t support video-sharing websites other than YouTube
  • Poor player settings: you only set the size and position of the player


Video Manager by Cart-Power

In our opinion, the Video Manager add-on by Cart-Power is the most feature-rich add-on in this review. This add-on gathers most of aforementioned features, and is reasonably priced.

Pros

  • Videos on a separate product tab
  • Videos on any store page
  • Accepts videos from all the popular video-sharing websites including Vimeo
  • Self-uploaded videos
  • Rich video player settings: loop, autoplay, mute videos, and size
  • Videos will work in any browser: upload one video in different formats so that the customer’s browser detects the one it can play
  • The video player is convenient on mobile screens thanks to its responsiveness

    Cons

  • Player settings only work for self-uploaded videos




Thank you for reading! We hope that these reviews will help you choose the right video add-on for your store.

Stay tuned to the Marketplace blog and subscribe to Marketplace newsletter to keep up-to-date on all our reviews.