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Don’t mind me, just having problems. Testing, testing. Still can’t get videos to display at the right size. Effety.

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  1. says

    This works on wordpress.com. No idea if it works here, but it may be worth a try. 450px is my own preferred width; obviously you’d have to use youtube’s custom size thingy to get the dimensions you want. Oh, and it only works with the watch?v= version of the URL.

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhLPP87D1kw&w=450&h=253]

  2. says

    I have never set any video size. Used to be, I’d paste the url, there’s the video, all right and proper sized, just like on utube or wherever, but now they are more square than rectangular, and smaller. Well, got everything else to work, so I guess I’ll live with it, because I just don’t have time to fiddle around with this sort of thing. Thank you for all your help though, I do appreciate it.

  3. komarov says

    Erm, wild stab in the dark, but you aren’t using the recently updated firefox browser, perchance? Because I am and the update did strange and unexpected things to websites and the things embedded in them. For example FTB is by default zoomed at 70%, at least according to my browser. It looks the same as always and I don’t recall ever setting a different zoom level but there it is nonetheless. Changing it also affects the video up top and, quite incidentally, makes the page unreadable at 100%. Maybe the videos just look odd to because your browser’s playing tricks on you…

  4. says

    I copy the “embed” link from youtube then paste it in in text mode.

    That works. The parameters are self-explanatory. Or you can go in and edit the sizes manually in text mode. For example:

    Know your default video aspect widths: 560x315 , 640x480, 720x406, 1280x720
    I use 640

  5. says

    Komarov, no, I am not. When I first set up Athena, yes, the latest mess installed, and horrified moments later, I uninstalled it. Then installed FF 29, so I could still have my classic theme restorer, and from there upgraded to 43.0.1. I refuse to go any higher for the moment. I prefer my FF tweaked to the last detail, just the way I like it. In the latest shit, you can’t even switch tabs in about:config anymore.

    As far as I can tell, the view is at 100%, and fine. Videos show up the right size elsewhere. This is a very minor thing though, I just have to stop letting it bug the fuck outta me.

  6. says

    komarov@#3:
    For example FTB is by default zoomed at 70%, at least according to my browser

    I believe firefox stores the zoom-level per site or something weird like that. If you use ctrl-+ and ctrl-- it will zoom and I believe the zoom sticks.

  7. says

    Of course, the example I pasted was absorbed because it looked like HTML. Gah, wordpress.

    <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/OhRWXRLV3hA” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen^gt;</iframe>

  8. says

    Marcus:

    I copy the “embed” link from youtube then paste it in in text mode.

    That works. The parameters are self-explanatory. Or you can go in and edit the sizes manually in text mode.

    Yeah, I copy the url and paste, and that has always worked fine. It doesn’t now. And I don’t know what you’re doing, but the only thing which shows up in my text editor is the url.

  9. says

    By the way if you want it centered:
    <div align=”center”><iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/OhRWXRLV3hA” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe></div>

  10. says

    Marcus, Ohhhh, yeah, I don’t use the embed code, I just copy pasta the video url, which did work just fine. Bottom line is that the videos are now smaller and square, not rectangular. Like I said, it’s not a big thing, but it’s making my inner control freak scream. I have to work in visual more often than text, and when you use the embed code, just a big blank square shows up on visual.

    Daz, thanks for the link to Pale Moon -- one thing I can’t live without is my text formatting toolbar. Pale Moon have that?

  11. blf says

    I believe firefox stores the zoom-level per site or something weird like that.

    Yes it does. I myself usually find this very handy: Once I find an appropriate level of zoom for a site, it “sticks”. Two additional hints: Ctrl-0 (zero) restores 100%; and, at least with FireFox 51, the (non-100% ?) zoom-level is shown in the address bar, at the extreme right adjacent to the reload hieroglyphic.

  12. komarov says

    Marcus, yeah, I’ve noticed, but thank you. At the time of the update it just confused the hell out of me because zoom isn’t something I ever think about when looking at websites. Whether it’s fine or awful, I usually just make do. Or find a nicer website to look at.

    Caine, I know exactly how you feel. My FF 51.somethingsomething looks sort of like a classic browser should -- tabs in the right place, a menu bar etc. -- only because I cajoled it into it. Apart from the zoom issue, for me this version is prone to spontaneous freezes or lags when loading embeds like the one above. I guess FF is officially off the list of software to be kept up to date, thanksverymuch.*

    *After years of hearing how every update on every piece of software is fixing some critical security hole while simultaneously eroding user experience I’ve become somewhat sceptical, anyway. Clearly the new version of AmazingSoftwareProgramToolThing is also going to have a “critical security hole”, too, it’ll just handle a lot worse. If you keep crying “wolf” you’re either making stuff up or you really need to start looking for the nest.**

    **Nest-building is definitely what wolves are into, I’m sure of it. It’s where the wolf-queens lay those eggs that attack passing astronauts.

  13. komarov says

    Speaking of inner control freaks, I am outraged that my singe dashes “-” were turned into double dashes. This happened in the preview as well but, by Zeus, I didn’t put them there.

    Dash: --
    Doubledash: —

    Again! Drat!

  14. says

    Komarov:

    *After years of hearing how every update on every piece of software is fixing some critical security hole while simultaneously eroding user experience I’ve become somewhat sceptical, anyway. Clearly the new version of AmazingSoftwareProgramToolThing is also going to have a “critical security hole”, too, it’ll just handle a lot worse. If you keep crying “wolf” you’re either making stuff up or you really need to start looking for the nest.**

    One of the very first things I do, and always have done, is to kill off all updates. This took longer than usual in Win 10, because it’s now stupider than ever, with everything buried even more! Same goes with FF. I’ll decide if updates are necessary. For years, I’ve listened to one person after another give me dire warnings about that. I’m not the one who ends up with constant crashes and screens of death though. Then I get “viruses!” Yeah, well, I have my own choices of ware to deal with such things, and I’ve been computin’ for over a quarter of a century now, never had a single one.

  15. chigau (ever-elliptical) says

    from iPad virtual keyboard
    -- single dash
    — two singles
    – wide dash
    –– two wides
    — really wide dash
    —— two really wide
    weird

  16. blf says

    Literal single hyphen: --
    Two literal hyphens: —
    Encoded single hyphen: -
    Entity em dash: —
    Entity en dash: –

    The doubled hyphen to apparent em dash (“—”) conversation is a old typesetting trick for simulating / prescribing em-width dashes. It’s the single hyphen to doubled hyphen which has me baffled; notice that, for-instance, that embedded hyphen was Ok but this one -- is not.

    Trying a suffix- and a -prefix single hyphen (both are Ok in Preview).

  17. says

    Caine@#17:
    One of the very first things I do, and always have done, is to kill off all updates. This took longer than usual in Win 10, because it’s now stupider than ever, with everything buried even more! Same goes with FF. I’ll decide if updates are necessary. For years, I’ve listened to one person after another give me dire warnings about that.

    I predicted the oncoming clusterfuck back in 1999, at a conference in Chicago, and several people commented that I was crazy…

    The upshot is, you’re right: there’s no longer a notion of “production code” there’s just a rolling baseline of “barely adequate” as more and more features get piled onto the heap and bugs get back-checked out. It’s a miracle any of this crap works at all, and Internet of Things is going to make it vastly worse (now you’re system administrator for your light bulbs!)

    I stopped using antivirus in the early 90s and never looked back. Though, unlike you, I have had my machine taken over: I was in Amsterdam airport once, and hooked onto the open wireless (by accident!) and my machine immediately blue screened and after a reboot the hard drive was blinking intermittently and there were tons of new processes spawning. It almost certainly was an amateur injection attack against Windows’ buggy as shit uPnP layer, and I’d have been fine if I hadn’t fat-fingered the WiFi.

    The people who need to constantly be patching are the ones that use constantly crappy software with a huge attack surface. In my mind, that’s like choosing to stand where the bullets are flying: stupid. And, to your point: the best security practice is -- “don’t be stupid.” Which is why things are so bad out there…

  18. says

    Marcus:

    I stopped using antivirus in the early 90s and never looked back.

    Oh Christ, trying to get rid of the effing McAfee and finding a way to kill the windows firewall, oy. Bloody nightmare in 10. Still haven’t figured out how to kill off windows defender. That’s for a day I have time to dig around. And there’s a fucktonne of bloatware I haven’t managed to unload yet, either. Unlike what seems like everyone else, I’m not app mad. I do not want every single fucking app on the planet, I do not want apps to control my apps, I don’t really want any of them. Oh, and can’t call a program a program anymore, no, it has to be an app. Fuck apps.

  19. says

    Daz, thanks for the link to Pale Moon — one thing I can’t live without is my text formatting toolbar. Pale Moon have that?

    That’s an addon [linky]. I used to use it on Pale Moon and it worked fine, and I assume it still does. I swapped to BBCodeXtra ’cause it allows you to make custom tags. Pale moon’s a fork of Firefox (it forked at Firefox 26 if memory serves me right), so many Firefox addons work on it, though you sometimes have to use older versions than the current.

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