UPDATE: The author of the original Lux plugin just updated it to version 1.1, including my HTML5 change inside it. You can find the original plugin here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/lux-vimeo-shortcode/
I am sure he’ll keep this updates far better than I ever will, so you’re welcome to use his own version instead.
Several weeks ago one of my team ran into an awesome WordPress plugin which allows you to embed Vimeo videos with a simple short tag system, similar to the omnipresent BBcode. Specifically, from the readme.txt:
Allows the user to embed Vimeo movie clips by entering a shortcode () into the post area. Vimeo’s options are supported as short code attributes.
More usage options in the readme.txt file inside the ZIPped package.
As you may remember, few days ago Vimeo launched the HTML5 version of his videos embed code, making possible for our beloved iPhone and iPad owners to watch embedded videos directly from their favorite device.
The Lux plugin however has not been updated yet and I am not totally sure if it will be in the short term.
To be honest, updating it was quite easy, so here I am sharing the little bit of code i swapped around to make it work with the new HTML5-friendly devices.
You can download the plugin ZIP file here, and to install:
1. Unzip `vimeo_html5_shortcode.zip` and upload the contained files to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Credits: original Lux Vimeo plugin creator, Matroschka (http://www.pastukhova-floeder.de/)