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4 months 2 weeks ago #176538 by Tjerk Vonck
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As you can see at https://www.nienoordspoorwegen.nl/materieel I tried to display a video with AllVideo (great plugin btw!) as a banner on top of a page. Like most banners the width/height proportions are a bit odd, but that shouldnt't matter. With the Responsive template and width set to 100% that videos shows with a large black padding or margin on top and bottom. I can't get rid of that black area. With the Template setting set to 'Classic' the video displays without these black margins (but with other small issues). I don't want to use the Classic template of course, in a responsive website.

Several solutions you provided to problems other users had with the player size learned me to look for additional plugins or the template that might be messing things up, but thats doesn't seem the case? It really seems the Plugin insists to set the background area of the video to something like 968 * 561 pixels, while only something like 968 * 412 pixels is needed.

Any idea what is wrong of what I miss?

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4 months 2 weeks ago #176539 by Fotis
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The Responsive layout maintains a 16:9 ratio for media. Your video has a higher ratio, that's why you get the black bars top and bottom.

Override the CSS selector ".avPlayerWrapper .avPlayerContainer .avPlayerBlock" in your template to this:
.avPlayerWrapper .avPlayerContainer .avPlayerBlock {padding-top:43%;}

The result will be this: jmp.sh/2M9jScv

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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #176540 by Tjerk Vonck
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Fotis, you are a hero! Not only for answering this question, but also for patiently answering this same question over and over!

While you were answering my question, I stubled on at least two earlier answers that would have helped me:
https://www.joomlaworks.net/forum/allvideos/50566-background-image-for-audio-files-not-working-fine-with-responsive-template#172941 and https://www.joomlaworks.net/forum/allvideos/49851-a-lot-of-space-between-a-video-and-the-text#170135

For future reference a summary of what you told us before: When you choose responsive, the player will always attempt to fill the available horizontal space, while at the same time keeping a 16:9 ratio for width:height. So in the responsive view videos will be wrapped in a 16:9 canvas. If a video has a much higher ratio a padding below and above the video will show. To fix this, either create an MVC override or change your template's CSS file to adjust for the higher ratio. The 16:9 ratio uses a 58% percentage. (My video has more like a 43% percentage.)

Thanks, but the solution you provided would work if I only had video's in exactly this same ratio on my website, all showing the same black padding. But other video's have other ratios... So I need a banner specific solution. I think I'll try to use an additional Module Class Suffix for exactly this fix. (See the code; I added 'trvbanner' for this purpose.)
Last edit: 4 months 2 weeks ago by Tjerk Vonck. Reason: typo

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4 months 2 weeks ago #176542 by Fotis
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A module class suffix would certainly make any overriding more elegant.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #176545 by Tjerk Vonck
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For future reference and other users with a similar queeste:

In the advanced options of the custom module in which I want the video with my specific width:height ratio of 43% to display properly, I set the Module Class Suffix to something like 'video-banner'. I also added the following line at the end of the \joomla\plugins\content\jw_allvideos\jw_allvideos\tmpl\Responsive\css\template.css file:
.video-banner .avPlayerWrapper .avPlayerContainer .avPlayerBlock {width:100% !important;position:relative !important;padding:43% 0 0 0 !important;overflow:hidden;}

That did the trick. Video's used as a banner in the 'slider' position of my template show without black paddings while all other (regular) video's are not affected by this hack.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #176550 by Fotis
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Keep in mind that by upgrading, you'll lose that change. So either create your own Responsive layout override inside your template's html/jw_allvideos/ folder (create it if it doesn't exist), or just place these CSS rules in your template's main CSS file.

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