QuickTime Embed Reloaded: My first WordPress Plugin

I finally got sick of the annoying process of embedding video in my WordPress blog entries. The options are to use YouTube (et al) — which works but is ugly, to encode video in Flash and then use JW-Player or some such — which works but is a pain in the ass and also kind of ugly, or to embed QuickTime, which does not work at all by default.

[qt:https://loewald.com/gallery/3d/weasel_walk.mov 400 300 loop=true scale=aspect]

I found a primitive but effective plugin called QuickTime Embed which works but is annoyingly inflexible (the only options you can set are global) so I hacked some changes into it to allow options to be set on-the-fly and submitted it as a new plugin (with credit where credit is due). And unlike all the built-in embed garbage I can actually center stuff properly. Woot!

It’s called QuickTime Embed Reloaded in deference to that awful Matrix sequel. Feel free to use it and complain about it to me or anyone who will listen.

Edit: fixed the link and the plugin so that it actually works.