Today, I was writing a post documenting the coup attempt on January 6th, and I wanted to include a video of the crowd chanting, ‘Hang Mike Pence!’. I found a video on Twitter, downloaded it, and put it in the post like this:


The pages rendered OK with the video starting automatically. But there was not sound and there were no video controls. No bueno.

I did a quick Google search. Found this. Did this

<video width="480" height="320" controls="controls">
  <source src="/assets/media/coup-hang-mike-pence.mp4" type="video/mp4">

and it worked like a charm. So much for the elegance of markdown.