Video embed shortcode

The shortcode to create a HTML5-compliant video snippet and including Schema.org microdata.

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Form to create

Create a misc type Form template and name it media_video, with the following code:

<div itemprop="video" itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/VideoObject">
    <video controls width="<txp:yield name="width" />" height="<txp:yield name="height" />"<txp:if_yield name="poster-url"> poster="<txp:yield name="poster-url" />"</txp:if_yield>>
        <source itemprop="contentUrl" type="video/mp4" src="<txp:yield name="mp4-url" />">
        <source itemprop="contentUrl" type="video/webm" src="<txp:yield name="webm-url" />">
    </video>
    <txp:if_yield name="name"><meta itemprop="name" content="<txp:yield name="name" />"></txp:if_yield>
    <txp:if_yield name="description"><meta itemprop="description" content="<txp:yield name="description" />"></txp:if_yield>
    <txp:if_yield name="poster-url"><meta itemprop="thumbnailUrl" content="<txp:yield name="poster-url" />"></txp:if_yield>
    <meta itemprop="uploadDate" content="<txp:posted format="iso8601" />">
    <txp:if_yield name="duration-seconds"><meta itemprop="duration" content="T<txp:yield name="duration-seconds" />S"></txp:if_yield>
</div>

Short-tag to use

<txp::media_video width="" height="" mp4-url="" webm-url="" poster-url="" name="" description="" duration-seconds=""/>

poster-url, name, description and duration-seconds are optional, but should be provided if possible to provide valid Schema.org microdata. If not used, remove those attributes from your shortcode.

Example usage

<txp::media_video width="640" height="480" mp4-url="/video/video1.mp4" webm-url="/video/video1.webm" poster-url="/video/video1-poster.png" name="Cat video" description="My great video of cats." duration-seconds="20" />

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