Integrating the video player

Valles, Heidi hvalles at ocadu.ca
Wed Feb 20 16:32:00 EST 2013


hey everyone,

As you may know, Anastasia and I have been working on a wordpress plugin for integrating the video player into the IDI website. 

Here's where we're at now:
http://dev.inclusivedesign.ca/making-ontario-accessible/

A few notes:

-Started off with a very large file, so resized it in iMovie.
- .webm format seems to be the most successful for getting captions to display (issues with mp4 and ogv), so converted from mp4 to this using iFFmpeg (http://www.iffmpeg.com/styled-4/index.html). Had quality issues with Miro Converter. Hopefully this helps other integrators.

-The video is widescreen and as you can see, this looks a little strange in the VP. With transcripts on, there's a space above the video that looks misaligned. Also the controls seem to float up from an elusive bottom edge. Adding a background colour and vertically centring the video should help. Youtube videos do this (http://dev.inclusivedesign.ca/making-ontario-accessible-yt/ for comparison) so we can likely add it to our custom css. Though perhaps nice to have in VP proper.

best,
heidi


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