The first sample is a small clip of Sita Sings the Blues, a public domain work. The clip is served from this host, but the whole feature length animation is available at Archive.org. There are several formats available there, including a prepared DVD Video filesystem ready to burn on a single layer blank.
The clip here was encoded at a low bitrate to reduce data transfer, and some compression artifacts are visible. Be assured that those artifacts are not present in the original available at Archive.org. Video to be displayed with SWFPut doesn’t need to be hosted on the same machine as the WordPress site. You can use an off-site URL (provided, of course, that it is your privilege to link to the material).
The second sample is a short stop-animation film served from Archive.org. The animation is done very well, and the film is amusing. And cute too. Watch the detail.
SWFPut provides WordPress articles and pages with a responsive player for HTML5 and Flash video types. Video files may be selected from the WordPress media library, or any suitable URL may be used. SWFPut does not embed video players from sites such as YouTube or Vimeo. Video URLs may point to other sites, like the Archive.org example on this page.
SWFPut sets video in a page using some of the same CSS classes that WordPress uses for images, so that your theme’s presentation of images should apply to SWFPut video (including align left, center, right, and none settings).
As of version 2.9 SWFPut video setup is done with a simple graphical interface if the WordPress version is 4.0 or greater, using new core code. In older versions a metabox form is used, and this form is retained along with the new interface to serve as an advanced form, as it provides additional settings such as video aspect ratio, initial volume, and control bar height.
SWFPut also provides a video widget for any widget areas your theme might provide. SWFPut widget setup is done with a version of the advanced form. Widget samples can be seen in the footer area at the bottom of this page.
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