July 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm #26927
Unfortunately I cannot find documentation on how to use a youtube video on the front page slider.
My photos are 1500 x 430. When I add a video and show it full width it is huge vertically.
When I choose the slide fader and add a caption it’s tough to start the video because the caption covers most of it.
Without a caption it looks crappy because it’s on the left or right.
What I’m looking for:
Either: possibility to center the video without it going huge vertically
Or: Possibility of adding caption that doesn’t inhibit playback
Thanks for your help
JeverJuly 31, 2013 at 3:52 am #132131
Go to Slideshow Options > Slideshow Layout on Single Pages > Adjust to page Layout.
IsmaelJuly 31, 2013 at 8:20 am #132132
that doesn’t solve it. It just makes the whole slider smaller (no longer full width, but including side bar).July 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm #132133
It is the only way you can embed videos on the slider.
You can also directly embed videos on the page via iframe.
<iframe width="100%" height="450" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jc1Ind2W524" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
IsmaelJuly 31, 2013 at 9:27 pm #132134
That’s very disappointing and makes the video embed function pretty much useless.
The slider is 1500×440. youtube and other video hosting sites host in 16:9 format – so meaning the video will be 843px on full width. What good is an embed function that completely screws with the slider? I don’t get it.
Instead of scaling it by width the slider should limit it to the same height and the pictures, no?
Is it possible to change the code in the background to do this?August 2, 2013 at 5:23 am #132135
Keep in mind it has to adjust for all screen sizes and not just a large full screen browser. The slideshow and the elements within are designed to work well and look good but are not as flexible as with some other options available.
If you wanted to change the way the video items get output you could look into a freelance developer who could modify the slideshow output however you wanted and customize the css/php to support it while keeping it responsive and cross browser compatible.
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