You may have noticed some videos in my posts lately. Video has become so ubiquitous on the web lately, I had to keep up. One of the problems I had was that our camcorder has a great widescreen format, but a lot of the flash video services like YouTube don’t display widescreen formats very smoothly.
I tried a WordPress plugin called Viper’s Video Quicktags for a while, but I had a lot of problems. While it displays things great in IE, WMV videos were broken in Firefox! I looked at the problem on the developer’s website, and he/she had this attitude like: “Some video formats might not work well across platforms, but it’s really hard to make things compliant everywhere and I really don’t care so I’m not going to try.” Great attitude!
Finally I found another WordPress plugin that does what I need: Coolplayer. It works great and does everything I need. Hopefully I’ll have some videos of Devin in the snow soon!