VideoPress now supports HTML5 <video> playback in supporting browsers without Flash playback support. Low-power devices such as smartphones can now play MP4 (H.264 video, AAC audio) and Ogg (Theora video, Vorbis audio) content natively in the browser. VideoPress also supports Apple’s AirPlay streaming technology to share video between supporting locally networked devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV. Videos with associated transcripts, such as WordPress TV, include WebVTT <track> data for display by supporting browsers.
VideoPress automatically selects the best video player for your viewers as they load the page. Visitors see a preview of your video’s content, including its title and preview image, before loading the full video by clicking anywhere in the preview area. This lightweight HTML-based preview helps the rest of your page load more quickly without requiring a player download or Flash plugin instantiation before a visitor has directly requested your video content.
All content is integrated directly into your web page markup, not passed off to an iframe for remote viewing like other video hosts. VideoPress builds upon the unique qualities of your blog, including videos displayed in smartphone-optimized themes and smart markup exposed to search engines such as Google or social sharing sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The new VideoPress dynamic loader abstracts away the complexities of video publishing, helping you focus on creating great content built on WordPress.
Want to see this new capability in action? Here’s the original VideoPress debut video — give it a shot on your HTML5-friendly browser or iOS device: