Podcast / flash player presentation

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  • #4304
    prn
    Participant

    I posted on the wordpress forum, but it seems like I’d get a faster response here.

    First off, thank you so much for this wonderful, responsive, and versatile theme!
    I’m developing a radio website with it now and have run into an issue with flowplayer. Specifically, in every podcast episode we post using PowerPress, the flash player seems to embed a tall black box above it with a play button in the center (as though it was a video). This is superfluous and obstructs the flow of the site. Can anyone help with a way to disable this extra black box?

    Thank you in advance. For a visual reference to this problem, see this link: http://50.63.147.201/prntest/?p=37088

    #4324
    Daniel Tara
    Keymaster

    The theme has a built-in audio player. You can use it if you set the post format to audio.

    If you still wish to use Flowplayer, you might want yo check out this plugin.

    I can’t offer you any more help in this regard. You might want to try the Flowplayer forums.

    #4327
    prn
    Participant

    Thank you for the response. I understand what you are telling me, however in each other theme I’ve tried, there is no black box above the player. For example, in the version that is live now: http://prn.fm/2012/03/22/podcast-exploration-032212/

    This is not only occurring in our podcast player, but also with our livestream flash player in the new site: http://50.63.147.201/prntest/?page_id=24027

    So I’m inclined to believed it is a theme-specific issue.

    Thanks again, any help will be very much appreciated!

    #4329
    Daniel Tara
    Keymaster

    I’m sorry, you’re right. In style.css line 402 change this rule:

    to this:

    #4331
    prn
    Participant

    You are awesome. Thanks again!

    #4332
    prn
    Participant

    Okay, changing the height to “auto” did affect all of the iframes and embeds, however now they all seem to be locked at a specific height, so for example the video embed on http://50.63.147.201/prntest/?page_id=23960 is smaller than half the height it should be, as is the Google Calendar embed in the sidebar.

    The podcast players also appear to be locked at that same height. I’m guessing there are more selectors I would need to change in style.css?

    #4334
    prn
    Participant

    Okay, after some more tinkering (and the help of the WordPress forum member amandato) I figured it out. I’ll paste what he wrote here for future reference:

    “It’s not a problem with PowerPress. Your theme’s style.css is setting specific height settings to all <embed> / <video> objects that are within your .single class posts. If you feel confident editing CSS, edit the theme’s css and remove the height setting anywhere you see embed/video tag having a specific height set. Remove setting either by deleting the line or by wrapping it in a comment /* height: #px; */
    Theme’s shouldn’t hard code embed heights or widths, it’s usually determined as a ratio of the video’s width and height, which is based its aspect ratio (letterbox or widescreen), resolution and picture quality.
    Daniel, if you’re the theme developer, I would recommend removing embed, video and iframes HTML CSS tag heights. iFrame is also an issue, as most embeds now from services such as YouTube are provided as an iFrame.”

    Thanks again for all your help, and for this fantastic theme!

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