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=== VideoStir Spokesperson ===
Contributors: alexey_bass, shy_frenkel
Donate link: http://videostir.com/
Tags: video, spokesperson, embed, webcasterwp, flash, transparent, greenscreen, chroma, webcaster wp, model2web, conversion, marketing, HTML5, change background
Requires at least: 3.0
Tested up to: 4.3
Stable tag: 2.1.6
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Add interactive videos of a new kind to your site, to engage/convert your traffic in 2 minutes - Video Calls to action with buttons, forms and emails.
== Description ==
The [VideoStir](http://videostir.com/?page=wp-org) plugin lets you add to your WordPress website **a special kind of borderless videos** that float over your pages/posts.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjL-8vIp9-s]

These videos, generated automatically by removing the background from the original footage,  are entirely customizable and interactive: you can create the most effective Video Calls to Action ever, or use your personal touch to talk directly to your customers. It's your choice - either make a video using your smartphone or use one of our customizable pre-made clips. All of this without sacrificing real estate on your pages/posts to embed a big video player, or having to change your theme's layout to accommodate something new.

You can always select a pre-made clip that fits your needs from our (free) Clip Library, and then add or customize its buttons / text / email forms. **The email/subscription/mailing list features have proven to increase the number of subscribers considerably** - and all the work is done automatically by the clip!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5_4TEEW8_E]

* Embed as many floating clips as you want, controlling their behaviour and interactivity from the plugin's Dashboard
* Assign each floating clip to whatever page(s)/post(s) you want;
* Get free support in 1 click
* It's free! 

= General =
* Choose size
* Choose position on page
* Choose "On Click" destination URL/Javascript
* Choose Autoplay on/off
* Choose AutoMute on/off

= Advanced interactive features =
* Add/customize Text buttons (for example: add items to cart/grab a coupon/we have a special deal…)
* **Add/customize email forms** (to increase your mailing list subscribers!)
* Add/customize timeline for buttons/forms
* Set custom "On Click" destination URL/Javascript for buttons

= DIY floating clips =
* You can make your own unique floating clips in 3 steps - add your personal touch to your website!
* Just record yourself in front of a uniform color (guidelines [here](http://videostir.com/guidelines/?page=wp-gov-guide) ) with your smartphone and upload your video
* The VideoStir Engine will automatically transform your video into an interactive floating clip in 2 minutes
* Customize your clip - all the functions above are available!
* Entire process takes 5 minutes
* Please note: - No green screen needed - No professional equipment needed

= Pre-made floating clips =
* Many converting, effective pre-made clips available in the [Clip Library](http://videostir.com/clips-stock/try-a-free-clip/?page=wp-gov-lib) (and it keeps growing!)
* Proven results
* Choose your clip from many different categories
* Customize your clip - all the functions above are available!
* Entire process takes a few seconds

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jmNZoMLFlc]

We will be happy to support you and even improve your clip if needed. Just drop us a line at info@videostir.com and we will take it from there.

Shy Frenkel

CEO - VideoStir LTD

P.s. You can find many more useful tools for your WP site on [VideoStir](http://videostir.com/?page=wp-org) - computer vision automated processes freely available to you, such as [Video on Video](http://videostir.com/video-on-video?page=wp-org-vov) or [Video on Image](http://videostir.com/video-on-image?page=wp-org-voi) (which allow you to substitute the background of your videos with another video, or an image), or [Image on Image](http://videostir.com/replace-image-background?page=wp-org-ioi) (same, but with images) and more...

== Installation ==

To install the plugin:

1. Download the ZIP archive containing the plugin 
2. Go to your Wordpress site's Admin panel
3. Open the "Plugins" section
4. Press "Add New"
5. Select "Upload"
6. Select the ZIP file you downloaded and press "Install Now"
7. Once installed, press "Activate Plugin"
8. You should now see new menu item in the left column of your Wordpress dashboard.
9. That's it!

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= Where can I find more information? =

Visit us at [VideoStir](http://videostir.com?page=wp-org-visit)

= What is a floating clip? =

A floating clip is a video clip with a transparent background. When played over a web page, the site content shows through the transparent part of the clip (see-through effect). Floating video clips provides viewers with a much more personal and integrated experience than conventional square video players do. 
VideoStir not only creates the floating clip, but also provides users with the means to project and view it over any website, even a public site, without having to make changes to the site. Easily add a video annotation to any existing site by way of the “floating clip link”.

= Why do I need a floating clip? =

Studies have shown time after time that video content has a dramatic effect on customer acceptance, engagement and action.

= How do you remove the video’s background without using a green screen? =

Most existing editing programs use a simple method called the green or blue screen approach, to remove the background from a video. This method only works if the film was shot in a professional studio, employing a special chroma background. The editing program then identifies the specific green or blue colors in the video and marks them as background (assuming, of course, that there aren’t any blue or green colors on your face and clothes or on anything else in the foreground for that matter). The VideoStir solution on the other hand is much more sophisticated – the VideoStir software engine uses sophisticated algorithms to separate the background from the foreground of the video, which means you can easily shoot a video anywhere you chose... at home, work, school or even at the park!

= Can I use my smartphone camera to film my video? =

Sure, any camera will work. However, if you want your floating clip to be of the highest quality possible, you should try to follow as many of our [guidelines]( http://videostir.com/guidelines/?ref=wp) as possible. Naturally, if your original video recording suffers from low quality, poor lighting or sound, the resulting floating clip will suffer from it.

= Does the VideoStir technology only work when there is one person in the video? =

No. You can film your entire family, your dog, cat and duck coming in and out of the frame, as long as their color is not identical to the background wall (watch out for that white duck though :) ). This is because the VideoStir software engine works by separating the background from anything in the foreground of the video (not only people), so anything in the frame other than the background will be considered a foreground image. How cool is that!

= Can the clip run on all types of devices? =

As the clip currently plays on a flash player all PCs should be able to run it (including Apple's Mac PC). The clip will work on most Android based smartphones but will not play on Apple's iPhone or IPad due to Apple's flash limitations. We've encountered production companies that claim they can get your clip to run on an iphone/ipad, when, in fact, they play an ordinary clip with a colored background once the user clicks play. We are working on a real solution that will get your clip to run as expected on an IPad - be sure to follow our progress.

= What should I do if I am unsatisfied with my floating clip, despite following all of your guidelines? =

Check out our [unhappy]( http://videostir.com/unhappy/?page=wp-org-un) page and let us know what's wrong with your clip using our support page.

= What is VideoStir? =

VideoStir is a young, innovative & professional company. At VideoStir we aim to make it simple for you to use your videos creatively. Our vision is to make it easy for anyone with a camera to create a cool floating clip on top of ANY website. Learn more about our company in the [about us]( http://videostir.com/about/?ref=wp) page.

= What is the VideoStir Engine? =

The [VideoStir Engine]( http://videostir.com/engine/?page=wp-org-eng) is an exclusive patent pending computer vision program that removes the background from any video, resulting in a clip that can "float" over other web-content. The VideoStir Engine's biggest advantage is that it works even if your video wasn’t shot against a green screen (Chroma key) or in a professional studio. This makes it easy for you to film your own video (against any solid color wall). The engine employs dozens of sophisticated algorithms that analyse the video frame and automatically separate and remove the background from the foreground.

== Screenshots ==

1. All videos screen - edit, delete and disable clips.
2. Edit video screen: embedding and customization settings for your video.
3. The embedding settings.
4. Customizing the video's behavior and settings.
5. Adding a new video to your wordpress site.
6. Adding an interactive clip to your Wordpress site in 3 steps and 5 minutes.

== Changelog ==
= 2.1.6 =
* New HTML5 Player version
* Minor bugs fixes

= 2.1.5 =
* HTML5 Player updated to a new version

= 2.1.4 =
* HTML5 Player updated to a new version

= 2.1.3 =
* HTML5 Player updated to a new version

= 2.1.2 =
* HTML5 Player Safari & IE fix

= 2.1.1 =
* HTML5 Player Safari fix

= 2.1 =
* HTML5 Player support for Chrome and Firefox browsers when enabled

= 2.0.4 =
* Adding support for new html5 embed code

= 2.0.3 =
* Changes in comming features
* for Video on Video service

= 2.0.2 =
* Change in youtube tutorials height on plugin
* New plugin description

= 2.0.1 =
* new player version

= 2.0 =
* Clip settings can now be customized from Videostir's live dashboard. 
* User can choose pre-made videos from Videostir's clip market
* Call to action features were added such as: buttons, email forms, text on clip
* Support for latest wordpress version

= 1.8.7 =
* small design fixes

= 1.8.6 =
* fix bug with big amount of pages and posts

= 1.8.5 =
* New design for app page on wordpress.org

= 1.8.4 =
* minor fixes

= 1.8.3 =
* Add new video and right bar design changes

= 1.8.2 =
* small design changes

= 1.8.1 =
* minor fixes

= 1.8.0 =
* support for the one line embedding code

= 1.7.6 =
* new version of videostir player

= 1.7.5 =
* new buttons design

= 1.7.4 =
* new version of videostir player

= 1.7.3 =
* Help button in add new clip section

= 1.7.2 =
* zoom bug fixed

= 1.7.1 =
* embed line bug fixing

= 1.7.0 =
* new player version

= 1.6.17 =
* new embed code structure validation

= 1.6.16 =
* test-on-site field redesign, new demo video

= 1.6.15 =
* right bar test-on-site field and new start here button

= 1.6.14 =
* video table hash field

= 1.6.13 =
* All Videos page video table improvement

= 1.6.12 =
* Start Here button added to all pages

= 1.6.11 =
* When clip ends property updated

= 1.6.10 =
* New videos on add new and coming features pages

= 1.6.9 =
* Updated Affiliate program page

= 1.6.8 =
* Updated quiet mode

= 1.6.7 =
* Updated new apply button 

= 1.6.6 =
* Updated new js 
* Testimonial page under constructions

= 1.6.5 =
* Updated new js and player with fallback abilities

= 1.6.2 =
* Help signs location improvement in edit page

= 1.6.1 =
* Silent mode added to edit page - clip starts running in silent mode until clicked

= 1.6.0 =
* New JS and player
* Silent mode support
* Covering effect fix
* Name and title support 

= 1.5.22 =
* Add note for additional settings 

= 1.5.21 =
* Added customers example videos youtube clip to side bar 

= 1.5.20 =
* Changes to add video page 

= 1.5.19 =
* Changes to coming features page 

= 1.5.18 =
* Floating clip addition on affiliate program page 

= 1.5.17 =
* Floating clip addition on coming feature page 

= 1.5.16 =
* Floating clip addition on testimonials page 

= 1.5.15 =
* Optional Youtube clip id  - change 

= 1.5.14 =
* Design adjustments to fit WordPress 3.9 
* Description changes

= 1.5.13 =
* Clip configuration on add test page changed

= 1.5.12 =
* Play list feature update

= 1.5.11 =
* Youtube id optional beta feature for appearing when users watch page from iphone/ipad

= 1.5.10 =
* Affiliate program page

= 1.5.9 =
* Follow me feature point to a demo on VideoStir website

= 1.5.8 =
* Addition of new sub menu with customers testimonials

= 1.5.7 =
* Addition of new sub menu with coming features
* Video Tour feature that guides your visitors around your website
* Video On Image - replace your video background with an image of your choise

= 1.5.6 =
* Tool-tip adjustments in edit clip page

= 1.5.5 =
* Enabled center position option

= 1.5.4 =
* Fixed error message when clip id is not set correctly
* Additional descriptions on website

= 1.5.3 =
* Added missing img directory

= 1.5.1 =
* New player version updated 2.4.0

= 1.5.0 =
* Added ability to set a JavaScript that runs when user clicks on clip
* New player version updated 2.3.0
* Updated demo video and clip
* Better layout separation when editing a clip  

= 1.4.0 =
* Keep user settings on plugin deactivation and update
* Better plugin code

= 1.3.0 =
* VS clip replaced to new
* Added video tutorial to "add new" page
* HTML cleaning
* All videos page with better table structure
* Check 'add new' page for empty fields
* Edit page tune, clip id validation
* Added 'disable-player-threshold' param
* More screenshots

= 1.2.0 =
* VS player updated to 2.1.0
* Embed code format was changed to latest since VS.Player 2.0.0

= 1.1.1 =
* Plugin screenshots optimized
* Removed PHP 5.3.x dependency when adding a clip

= 1.1.0 =
* New 'playback-freeze-frame' parameter on edit
* New 'on-click-open-url' parameter on edit
* VS player updated to 1.2.1
* YouTube videos changed

= =
* Added plugin banner
* Better screenshot's text
* readme.txt fixes

= 1.0.2 =
* Initial release to public
* Wider pages boxes
* Better HTML around pages selection
* Zeros at position fields
* Support for latest VS Player 1.0.3

= 1.0.1 =
* Uninstall drops table
* Added description and other fields for plugin
* Show text if no videos
* New VS Player params
* New logo file
* Google Analytics compain in links
* Added Shy clip to right bar

== Upgrade Notice ==

= 1.3.0 =
Clip URL is no longer required, only clip HASH.
Use embedded code shown on site.

= 1.2.0 =
Clip URL is no longer required, only clip HASH.
Use embedded code shown on site.