The plugins directory now supports videos in readme.txt files. YouTube, Vimeo, and WordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ VideoPress videos are supported.
Videos are included using one of two formats.
Shortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site.: YouTube, Vimeo, WordPress.com VideoPress
Include a normal looking shortcode anywhere in the readme.txt file.
For YouTube and Vimeo, the shortcode has one unnamed parameter: the video’s URL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org.
For WordPress.com VideoPress videos, the shortcode has one unnamed parameter: the video’s ID. The shortcode can be copied from the video’s embed menu.
To prevent shortcodes from being parsed, enclose the shortcode in backticks.
Autolink: YouTube, Vimeo
Include a YouTube or Vimeo URL by itself on its own line in the readme.txt file.
The Validator shows the videos too.
NB: Directly including object/embed HTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. into the readme.txt file is not supported; the goal of the readme.txt file is to be human readable.
PS: Videos are not currently supported as replacements for screenshot images in the screenshots section. It’s silly that the Plugins Directory doesn’t yet support that 🙂 It’s on the todo.