As mentioned here, until a few weeks ago we used a plugin, called PowerPress, to post videos. It worked fine, at least there were no complaints. Then our content management system got an update, which included a video player itself. That made things a bit easier for us, and PowerPress obsolete.
Except that with PowerPress we had to use special code to embed the files. Thus, I did not dare uninstalling the plugin. Now over the holidays I deleted the special code in ~200 older posts, the vids in those posts are now played without the plugin. Unless anyone mentions problems with videos in older posts, I will ‘unplug’ PowerPress.
In the future, we – and many others – will use a different video file format, called webm. You can read about it here. It is free, open source, and royalty free. Yes, for sound in mp3 and videos in mp4 someone is paying royalties.
Besides being FOSS, webm does not require anything on your side. Modern browsers can play it directly, no plugin required at your side either.
Below is an example of a webm video. Supposedly, it shows a member of the Glynsky family, reacting to his new years resolutions:
Would you let me know, whether or not the video works for you?