TED Talk Resize in Emire

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  • #990614

    I’m trying to embed a TED Talk on my blog, but it appears way too big. I tried resizing it in several codes like:

    [ted id=1270 lang=nl object width='418' height='334"]

    [ted id=1270 lang=nl w=418]

    I also tried it *without* the lang=nl (which activates the subtitles), all to no avail.

    Because I didn’t want to publicize my post that way, I put it on a hidden page, so you can see what I mean.

    http://vanallemarktenthuis.wordpress.com/charlotte-mason-mooie-boeken/conception-to-birth-in-video/

    I embed quite some video’s from different sources (I also have the videopress upgrade), but this has never occured before. This is the first time I tried a TED Talk. How can I fix it?

    Thank in advance!

    The blog I need help with is vanallemarktenthuis.wordpress.com.

    #990738

    justpi
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    TED videos aren’t resizable.
    Emire is one of the narrowest themes; you should consider switching to a different theme. To compare widths see here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/maximum-image-width/

    #990756

    I know Emire is narrow and I’m perfectly happy with it – have been for the past five years. I wouldn’t mind the same features (black background, tabs in top, calm header) in a slightly wider theme (i.e. without the left sidebar), but since that doesn’t exist, I want Emire.

    That said, I just want the video to work on my blog. Just like all the other video’s do.

    #990875

    justpi
    Member

    That’s not a WP issue: WP has no control over what player TED use.

    #991011

    eeuweberg
    Member

    What you can do is using the ’embed this video code’. That way you can manually change the dimensions,although it’s not as simple as with a youtube video.

    There are 2 sets of dimensions (see code beneath post). you have to change 2 times.. The way I do it is pasting it in notepad and use the search and replace function.

    First one is 526 x 347
    second one is 512 x 288

    For your website it should be something like this.

    first one should become 410 x 230
    second one should become 396 x 200

    Don’t know if thats the correct size, you should just try arround a bit.

    <object width="526" height="374"><param name="movie" value="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"/><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><param name="bgColor" value="#ffffff"></param><param name="flashvars" value="vu=http://video.ted.com/talk/stream/2012G/Blank/CandyChang_2012G-320k.mp4&su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/CandyChang_2012G-embed.jpg&vw=512&vh=288&ap=0&ti=1553&lang=nl&introDuration=15330&adDuration=4000&postAdDuration=830&adKeys=talk=candy_chang_before_i_die_i_want_to;year=2012;theme=art_unusual;theme=talks_from_ted_fellows;event=TEDGlobal+2012;tag=TED+Fellows;tag=arts;tag=cities;tag=community;&preAdTag=tconf.ted/embed;tile=1;sz=512x288;" /><embed src="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf" pluginspace="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" bgColor="#ffffff" width="526" height="374" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" flashvars="vu=http://video.ted.com/talk/stream/2012G/Blank/CandyChang_2012G-320k.mp4&su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/CandyChang_2012G-embed.jpg&vw=512&vh=288&ap=0&ti=1553&lang=nl&introDuration=15330&adDuration=4000&postAdDuration=830&adKeys=talk=candy_chang_before_i_die_i_want_to;year=2012;theme=art_unusual;theme=talks_from_ted_fellows;event=TEDGlobal+2012;tag=TED+Fellows;tag=arts;tag=cities;tag=community;&preAdTag=tconf.ted/embed;tile=1;sz=512x288;"></embed></object>

    #991012

    Thank you so much for thinking along! I tried everything you said, step by step (my max width is 418, so that’s what I put in the 526 place), but sadly it still doesn’t work.

    This is what happens: I change the dimensions, paste the code (in text mode), then save the post. And after saving, the code is gone and leaves a big blank in the actual post. Tried it several times, but the code just disappears afters saving.

    But thanks for trying with me!

    #991013

    justpi
    Member

    Of course it doesn’t work: we’re not allowed to use embed codes on wordpress.com. The numbers eeuweberg suggested are also wrong.

    But the essence of eeuweberg’s observation is correct. And I can easily convert the above flash code into a working solution. Problem is, it’s for a different video. The one you wanted doesn’t seem to provide a flash code, it provides an iframe code (which can’t be converted).

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