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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.


A minimal shortcode takes the form

[external-vfe name="VIDEO"]

where VIDEO stands for the simple name of your video (without any file extension).

name is the only required attribute. Optional attributes are:

  • width (in pixels)
  • height (in pixels)
  • path (URL to the folder where you host your video files)
  • query (to follow the file name in the URL; should start with "?")
  • include_poster (set to "true" to include a poster attribute in the video tag)
  • webm_download (include a link to a webm file in the list of downloads)
  • poster_extension (png, jpg, or gif)
  • swf_file (The address to your Flash player)
  • vjs (set to "true" to provide attractive video controls with full screen option)
  • file_detector (try to detect remote files if "true")
  • access_cookie (if you need a simple cookie to access the remote files)

All of the above can also be set as defaults on the options page under: Media > External VfE

The options page also includes two parameters that cannot be overridden for an individual video:

  • the ability to disable VideoJS so that the JavaScript and the style sheet will not load at all
  • the option to disable the built-in style sheet

See the plugin home page for more details: http://open.pages.kevinwiliarty.com/external-video-for-everybody/

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.9
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Active Installs: 300+


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