html 5 video in wordpress


I am trying a few plugins for embedding html5 videotag in WordPress. Above is a .ogv playing natively with the help of the degradable-html5-audio-and-video plugin.

The idea of the Degradable is sympathetic:

The plugin enables HTML5 native playback for users with compatible browsers while offering an elegant degradation to other users through very lightweight *Flash* players. For HTML5 playback, it auto-detects and offers different alternatives, or degrades to Flash, and (failing even that) to download links.

In my firefox 3.6.1 browser, the .ogv is well supported. If I force firefox to choose the .m4v file then nothing happens. On my Android it is difficult to see the video: The native browser shows nothing, no html5 support, no flash. In Opera mini for Android: no html5, no flash, but I do get a possibility offered to download the video’s. The link for direct download does work.

Below, I tried the Universal video plugin. The Universal and the Degradable conflict with each other, so I deactivated the universal plugin.
You probably see a black void.

The Universal video wordpress plugin allows you to embedd ogv in WordPress.

Here’s an example:


Follow the plugin’s website instructions and the read me file in the install folder.

Install and activate the plugin, convert two video’s: one to .ogv, the other .m4v. Then upload them to the uploads folder. Then you insert the code in your post.

* I tried to upload a .png as a poster image but that doesn’t seem to work.

* on my android native browser, and the opera mini I use as a browser, nothing shows up, no html5, no flowplayer support, also no poster image .. ?

Posted on: Monday, January 10, 2011 by: in category: Manuals, News