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Features / Usability

Tiki15 to 15.1 Blew up Media Player

posts: 758 United States


After I upgraded from 15 to 15.1 I found on one page I am using the media player plugin, it went from a nice small player to a huge player. I have played with the parameters such as "Style" mini, normal, maxi, if I set it to mini, or any other style beside none or maxi, the player does not show at all. The only way it will display is big.

For the mp3 sound player it should like this, as shown in our Tiki12 installation at http://tpwtestuser.com/tiki12/tiki-index.php?page=Sound+Test

Although it did work in 14 and15 as well, but I don't have a running instance of either anymore.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
The page in question is linked above.

posts: 758 United States

In further review it appears the media player for Youtube is also oversize now with default params. You can see huge player at http://thepatriotwoodwiki.org/article1-What-is-a-wiki
Before upgrading to Tiki15.1 that movie player size was 425px default, now it is full page. Hmmm.

posts: 4656 Japan

I added a mediaplayer plugin to play an mp3 file, and the size was "normal". I did specify a width of 200px and height of 20px in the mediaplayer dialog when adding it to the page.

But then I removed the dimensions parameters to see what would happen, and the player is still the same size. Looking at the page source, I see 'width="200" height="20"' as arguments for the "object" element.

This is in the current branch 15. I wonder what's causing the difference at your site.
Update: I noticed your player is inside a div class="fluid-width-video-wrapper". Searching for this in Tiki's code, I find it's from a jQuery plugin "fitvidjs", which is activated by a checkbox "FitVids.js" on tiki-admin.php?page=features#contentadmin_features-interface . This is something new as far as I know, so would uncheck that for now until the bugs are worked out.

-- Gary

posts: 758 United States

Gary, you are the most awesome of awesome and the greatest of all greatest! This was really bugging me to no end, thanks so much sir for finding this for me, it's fixed by unchecking the FitVid.js box, and it looks great now, thanks so much!