jQuery background Videos

In a previous WebRoll post Lana Del Rey – Official Website I mentioned the (RIDE) big Splash video on her WebPage. Nice indeed, so for that same WebRoll post I found this WordPress plugin mb.YTPlayer for background videos to add a real background video.

Lana Del Rey | Official Website | Lauriergracht No.37

The mb.YTPlayer for background videos plugin, created by Pupunzi (or Matteo Bicocchi), is a package containing the jQuery.mb.YTPlayer, a mb.jQuery component. Do pay both his websites a visit: there is some good stuff but especially his mb.ideas.repository is beautiful, Beautiful, really.

Lana Del Rey | Official Website | Lauriergracht No.37

(Un)fortunately there is some good honest doctering to be done: out-of-the-box the plugin seems or proves rather unreliable. Works like a charm in Opera (see the 3 appended images here), utterly whimsical in Firefox and Chrome, never ever in MIE. For me, that is, because some browsing through the Plugin Support Forums learns that everybody else is happy.

Update 2012-11-02: 0.6.7 does the trick.

Lana Del Rey | Official Website | Lauriergracht No.37