Youtube Video Dimensions

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  • #40926

    Hello,
    I have a problem posting Youtube videos recently in my showcase. The videos appear to be scaled more than 940px. Also, how do I update the theme through wordpress.com? Thanks

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    #41079
    vailobox
    Theme Author

    Hello,

    The theme is updated automatically when we fix something.

    The large video portal on the showcase is 940×529 to support a 16:9 aspect. The quality of the video will depend on your vimeo settings and the original video’s resolution- we just provide a box in the template for the video to come through.

    If you are using an embed code in your post, try using an oembed link instead (ie http://vimeo.com/20901980)

    #41084
    miguelcproductions
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks, the Vimeo videos are fine. It’s actually the Youtube videos that keep doing this. Check Video #2 and #3 on my Showcase to see the problem. Video #4 also a Youtube video is fine and I didn’t post with any embedded codes just the video url.

    #41178
    vailobox
    Theme Author

    Hello,
    Yes I see what you mean – this is not anything the theme an control unfortunately – we can request a specific size for the video thumbnail, but not the video itself (which is handled exclusively by oembed or your embed code). For some reason, oembed is pulling in a video and using the “full-frame” player when you click play, which sets the video height and width to 100%. For these two, try using an embed code in place of the oembed link and set the width to 940px and height to 529px

    #41222
    miguelcproductions
    Member
    Original poster

    Thank you for all your help, I really appreciate it. I entered the embedded code below and the video completely disappears. I noticed this only happens to newer Youtube videos that I have uploaded after September. Something might have changed when they(youtube) upgraded their videos to HTML 5.

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RDIdQsQOPo8?list=PLD4A2B9D39D93F3A4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    #41223
    miguelcproductions
    Member
    Original poster

    I also tried using the old embed code (flash player) and no dice.
    <object width="640" height="480"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/RDIdQsQOPo8?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/RDIdQsQOPo8?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="480" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

    #41242
    vailobox
    Theme Author

    Hello,

    Yeah it looks like it needs the oembed link to pull in properly. I will need to refer this to our developer to see if there is anything we can do to influence it :/ do you have access to Custom CSS?

    #41305
    miguelcproductions
    Member
    Original poster

    Issue has been Resolved. Thank you for all your help.

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