Now 50% more coherent....
Video height strangeness, please explain (or is this a bug?)
I uploaded a video to a post, copied it’s url from its download link, and then embedded the video into the post using the "insert media" option from the posting toolbar and pasting the download url (This creates a video in the post that uses the <video> tag. Whereas, Checking the “insert into post“ box during the attachment upload process creates an iframe tag.)
I used the insert media option on the toolbar rather than the "insert the attachment" option I because I prefer the look of the video box created by the <video> tag method .
So now here’s an issue with the insert media -generate video posting....
The default height which the insert media option provided me was 300x150 -- which is wrong. The original proportion of the video is 16:9 (1280x720 original). (I'm used to programs correcting this on their own, but apparently ours doesn't??)
So I adjusted the width code to 640 width to fit the video in the posting window, which means proportionally-speaking the video's height should be 360. HOWEVER... when set to 360, the video-play controls overlays and obscures text that appears in the video near the bottom of the video. So I had to manually set the height to 400 to keep the controls away from the bottom of the video. Not hard, just extra step. Shouldn’t the video bar not cover the bottom of the video by default?
Here’s the difference in appearance — at 400 the control bar is lower which is better
And.... how do HIDE or remove the BLACK BORDER???
As seen in the screenshots below when I use the "insert from attachment" iframe method of posting a video, the box is black.But the video tag leaves a black border.