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External "Video for Everybody"

Delivers ogg/theora (and optional webm) html5 video from an external storage location with fallbacks to flash, and links for download.


  • Updates VideoJS to 4.12.5


  • Updates VideoJS to 4.7.3


  • Critical security update to VideoJS 4.0.2


  • Optional file detection will generate source tags and download links only for remote resources that are actually available.
  • File detection overrides webm_download settings
  • Integrates VideoJS 3.2.0


  • Brand new installations will include posters by default. Existing installations will retain existing poster preference.
  • An optional built-in style sheet will add a drop-shadow and a background gradient so that videos without posters will have a visual presence in FireFox 4.


  • Updates VideoJS library to 2.0.2
  • Moves the download links outside the main video div so that they will not be hidden by VideoJS


  • Follows Video for Everybody v0.4.2 adding a floating controlbar for the flash video so that the video itself can play at full size
  • wraps each video element in a div.evfe
  • Adds some additional CSS classes to internal elements
  • Adds a global setting and shortcode option to skin videos with the default flavor of Steve Heffernan's VideoJS JavaScript library (with minor modification to ease the style integration with a wider variety of WordPress themes)
  • Includes an option to disable VideoJS entirely so as to prevent the loading of unwanted JavaScript and CSS files


  • Adds support for webm video playback
  • Adds a global option as well as a shortcode attribute to include a .webm file in the automatically generated list of videos for download.


  • Fixes a minor bug in the line that calls the poster image for the embedded Flash object.


  • drops embedded quicktime fallback. (Simplifies html; simplifies processing overhead; improves playback experience)
  • adds commented attribution to Kroc Camen of Camen Design
  • minor adjustments to video element attributes, including preload='none'
  • adopted self-closing source elements to validate as html5


  • adds an option to omit posters (as required for iPad playback)
  • adds experimental support for query elements in URL's to media assets
  • adds a missing period for embedded flash encoding


  • .mp4 now listed as first source -- critical change for iPad


  • factual corrections to readme.txt


  • bundled with a better readme.txt


  • Added some help tips to the options page


  • Added a class="external-vfe" attribute to the <video> tag to make it available for CSS styling


  • Introduced href and target parameters to the QuickTime object to prevent IE from autoloading entire movies.
  • IMPORTANT: It is now necessary to upload a fourth (tiny) file for each movie.


  • prefixed evfe_ to settings names make them distinctive
  • IMPORTANT: Old settings need to be re-entered on the Media > External-VfE settings page


  • updated to Video for Everybody 0.3.2


  • initial working version

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.10
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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