Shortcode for HTML5 video in posts

Adding the first snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will create a new HTML5 video shortcode. Place the shortcode below in your posts to display your video.

Code Snippet:

function html5_video($atts, $content = null) {
"src" => '',
"width" => '',
"height" => ''
), $atts));
return '<video src="'.$src.'" width="'.$width.'" height="'.$height.'" controls autobuffer>';
add_shortcode('video5', 'html5_video');

Code Snippet:

[video5 src="http://your-site/videos/your-video.mp4" width="720" height="480"]

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. How can there be multiple video files – same exact video but different sizes/resolutions for different screen sizes?

    1.  with this sample you really can’t do something like that, if you want to do something more advanced with wordpress and video I would look into http://jplayer.org/

  2. Below, not Bellow. Delete this comment once fixed. Thanks for another great snippet.

    1. Cheers Cliff, fixed the typo. Glad you like the snippet.

  3. this is a very nice snippet sir.

    1. Thanks glad that you like it.

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