Thank you for your response. Sorry, it took so long to get back to you.
My embedded files are hosted locally on the same shared web server running my site. After reading the above WordPress Codex on Video Shortcodes, I was wondering if the old [embed][/embed] shortcodes were not as versatile as the new [video][/video] shortcodes when using different file formats.
I currently use YouTube, Vimeo, and WordPress TV videos and would like to use a singular embedding code that accurately displays all three formats without problems.
I'm currently tinkering with these two WordPress Plugins:
and wondering if they are even necessary since the WordPress Core now includes this plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/media-element-html5-video-and-audio-player/ .
What I'm trying to do is arrive at the most efficient method possible when embedding videos of different file formats (including HTML5 with a Flash Player fallback), and the least amount of display problems possible. If there is some way to do that without using plugins...I'm all for it.