Play any YouTube video as background of your WordPress blog

Any WordPress user can now set a video as blog background – it can be really beautiful!

 

WordPress has just approved the porting of jQuery.mb.YTPlayer component for their platform: mb.YTPlayer background videos.

From today you can easily include any video hosted on YouTube directly as background of any post or page you are publishing with WordPress; just download the plugin, install it, use the settings panel to add a background video to the homepage or the short code as explained in the linked page, to add it to any post or page of your blog.
You can configure it to show progress bar and controls, set video opacity, loop it or mute it.
The background player will adapt its size to the screen optimizing its view in order to prevent the display of black strips due to different aspect ratio.

Give it a try at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpmbytplayer/