Today we are happy to announce a new set of capabilities that we’ve all been eager to see. Starting right now, all those great videos you’ve created and will be embedding in your WordPress.com site will play back on mobile and touch devices including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and the new Nokia phones.
VideoPress also now 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.
But that’s not all. If you are running any of the new browsers such as Chrome 3.0+, Firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 9+, Safari 3.1+, or Opera 10.5+ – and have Flash disabled or not installed – VideoPress videos will automatically fallback to native HTML5 video support and playback without any issues.
Want to see this new capability in action? Here’s the original VideoPress debut video — give it a shot on your HTML5-friendly browser with plugins disabled or iOS device:
For more info check out the support doc for all things VideoPress. And to purchase the VideoPress upgrade, click on the Upgrades panel of your administrative dashboard.
Mar 9th at 4:51 am
Awesome! HTML5 is the the future, thank you for finally embracing it.
Mar 9th at 5:19 am
wow that’s cool..
Mar 9th at 5:27 am
Hurray! HTML5 = Winning!
Mar 9th at 5:30 am
So cool! I haven’t used VideoPress before, but this sounds awesome. iPhone user here haha
Mar 9th at 6:38 am
Awesome. What is it? Just kidding. I’ll figure it out like I have everything else. I’ve learned more from WordPress than any other source!
Mar 9th at 8:41 am
I hope it won’t be long until Flash is the fallback and HTML5 is the default. The VideoPress player gets frequently messed up on my Chrome 9, on Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit.
Mar 9th at 9:56 am
Wait a second. Are you saying that HTML5 is used as a fallback to Adobe Flash? Please reverse this order. In modern browsers, there is no any advantages to Flash Video over HTML5 videos, and in case you want to show how advanced you are, Flash should be an option only to people with old or unsupported browser, or to people who change their preferences to use Flash instead of HTML5.
Mar 9th at 11:07 am
very cool, so now i can enjoy watching videos on my ipad, thanks a lot!
Mar 9th at 12:27 pm
Nice, and frankly kind of obvious, addition to WordPress. The thing that excites me the most, is that I am finally able to watch the WordPress.tv videos where it makes the most sense. On my iPad at night when i’m relaxing on the couch.
Only thing is i think the Play icon could be improved. It’s kind of hard to see on a light background so maybe put a circle around it or whatever makes sense.
Overall though, very nice
Mar 9th at 2:18 pm
Mike, that was really creepy! I will have that flash in my nightmares now.
Mar 9th at 3:14 pm
Awesome. Nice photo example !
Mar 9th at 4:01 pm
I have an iPhone 4 and thank you so much for this. I’m just beginning with WordPress as soon as finals are over…this saturday. Moving my class blog here from that “other sight” with little blog capabilities. Can hardly wait. This just makes it even better.
Mar 9th at 4:33 pm
Awesome! HTML5 is the the future
Mar 9th at 4:43 pm
If I will use an iPhone in future, I may be very glad about this function!
Mar 9th at 4:54 pm
Yet another positive development from WordPress. Thanks
Mar 9th at 5:05 pm
Looking forward to using the new service.
Mar 9th at 7:16 pm
Yay for HTML5
Mar 10th at 2:10 am
Great job Guys!
now I can switch to an iPhone!
Mar 10th at 3:03 am
great now without flash, we can watch video with html5.
Mar 10th at 9:18 am
You keep giving (well ‘selling’—but what a price) and changing the wide web world.
Mar 10th at 8:03 pm
Thanks, just watched the debut video on my iPad .Steve jobs was right!
Mar 10th at 8:32 pm
You’re awesome. Just awesome.
Mar 11th at 12:45 am
I’d love to embed videos onto my blog, but until now I’ve been
linking to YouTube…I’ll try and figure it out, I’m sure it’s pretty easy, you guys rock at making things accessible to the bloggers like me! Thanks for all your hard work!!
Mar 11th at 10:12 am
Nice flashing there, Mike!
Mar 11th at 10:15 am
You guys should rather fix the video orientation problems with iphone videos. It sucks…
Mar 11th at 9:11 pm
Nice. I’m looking forward to checking it out
Mar 12th at 6:03 pm
Why do I get a LQ version of the video when I’m trying to play it in Opera? Certainly not satisfied with the quality…
Mar 13th at 6:18 am
Very handy indeed. Shall give it a try Videopress.. Thanks .
Mar 13th at 11:37 am
Great news, but the accompanying photo is made of the pure essence of win.
Mar 14th at 1:39 pm
Great work. HTML 5 is the future!
Mar 16th at 12:04 pm
Great development and nice to see that WordPress is going along with the latest developments.
Mar 17th at 2:07 pm
Wonderful! Now I can get back to the home video making and actually have someone view them! Thanks.
Mar 17th at 4:59 pm
So cool! No plugins!
Mar 18th at 2:50 am
Amazing developement. Thanks A Lot. I’ll check it out Have A Nice Day to all wordpress users.
Mar 19th at 9:53 am
Awesome! That is such great news.