So in order to make this available and preserve backwards compatibility I had to come up with a work around and so I decided to add a special XML tag to the description to handle it (I'm claiming the <special> tag)
local dateXML = '<special date="1.0"><year>2009</year><month>11</month><day>11</day></special>';
VideoResource("test", "video.mp4", "This is before the special tag"..dateXML.."and this is after", "", 100000);
The plugin will extrapolate the Date information and remove the data from the description before it ever gets to the user's screen. Just keep in mind that the format is very strict and will attempt to catch and throw an error if malformed but if not properly set you could end up with ugly tags being sent to the user.