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Please see this article link to see the question. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/szeeman/blog/gutenberg-video-submission-solution-in-articles

The reason for doing so is

Hello Schalk,

I don't know if it will help, but I'm using the "Presto Player"-plugin for WordPress and there you have a lot of possibilities. I have changed all my videos with this plugin and it is great!

Best regards,

Many thanks! Will have a look.

It's totally free and you can customize many things. See my website: https://topfishinggadgets.com
Let me know what you think about it. (Presto Player)

Hi Peter. I had a look. Looks very nice. However, I am always wondering how does it affect load speed of web page or article? Is that all good? Also wondering where are the videos uploaded or are they not uploaded at all when for example playing a YouTube video via Presto Player? Is it uploaded to your actual WordPress or the third party platform Presto? If so how much upload space do you have as a free user? Also if it is uploaded to your WordPress does it slow things down? Just some questions I always consider when looking into something that looks great. Many thanks!

As far as I know, the videos are played like you should play a YouTube video (without download), but maybe you have that possibility. You should have a look in the "View Details" for that plugin.
I really don't know if there is a limit but I think I already have +500 videos... Just give it a try, you can always delete it...

Best regards,

This is a very good video of how to use the "Presto Player" (33 min.)

Many thanks! Very much appreciated! Sounds great.

I think I might use it, thank you Peter.

Looks like you’re well covered here with a lot of great information.

-Mike

Schalk, I saw Phil giving you the answers on your blog post. Did that work? I did see somewhere I read that Gutenburg editor has a video block, if you use that, you can embed the video. Can you screenshot it on here in the so we can see it? You can screenshot only in the comment box.

Hi Brenda, the screenshots are all in this article:

The black lines at the top and bottom are because of the aspect ratio. Those ugly black lines come in when the video's aspect ratio differs from your WP content's aspect ratio. That is the issue. It's like that for tv, a standard aspect ratio or widescreen ratio. It's a little hard to explain, but I learned this from my late ex-boyfriend, an electronics expert. How to fix that is a good question. The video ratio is

iframe width="560" height="315"

It needs to be resized. That part I do not know how to fix

Brenda I think this happens during lazy load. So probably if I choose not to lazy load then that won't happen. But then it will slow down my load speed dramatically. Not sure what the solution is. Can even be that whatever solution I use here to lazy load the video may respond different if I use a different solution perhaps to lazy load it. Not sure.

I dont think lazy load has anything to do with it its the size of the aspect ratio that is an issue it needs to be resized to fit in the WP screen I had a hard time trying to copy and paste the aspect ratio of that video it kept trying to screw up and led me to cuss. The coding paste kept disappearing the rest of my comment above. Now it's there for you to see the aspect ratio.

You can edit the ratio in a video clip software, clip champ

Hi Brenda, thanks. But if you check the article I shared a screenshot of the exact same aspect ratio you mentioned - that is what I have posted via html within my article, so I honestly don't know what the solution is. I bet if I don't lazy load it the problem will be solved. May test that in a bit, but is of course not really a solution.

Right, you can play around with it. I know the HTML coding is there, but it's the size which is why there are black lines at the top and bottom I see this a lot with images and videos, and that's why I always resize all of them to fit. There is a way to reduce the video compression and resize that ratio so that the black will disappear. I wish you the best. Rudy or Jay, our trainer is an expert with this-you can consult with them and send them both a private message.

Yes I now checked. Now that I am no longer lazy loading it I see exactly the way it should be displaying correctly. So got to do with the plugin that is doing the video lazy load. Problem sort of solved now. Thanks! As at least I now know where to look for the problem.

Aha, so there it was. Interesting. That was a grand theory to suspect lazy load, so if you don't use that plug-in, it more or less resolved itself. Now I know if I experience something like you do, then it's the lazy load plugin. I don't use any lazy load plug-ins. I compress and resize them. Ok, it sounds like the problem is resolved, so I cussed for nothing on your behalf, LOL!

It helps to have other minds try to figure it all out. Talking it out and thinking about it all seems to help troubleshoot this is why this platform is an excellent place for these issues.

Haha lol yes it is semi-solved. Videos loading on your article is very intensive and will slow down load speed of article dramatically. The plugin I use have a multi-faceted function, so not that easy to just replace it. I think the lazy load image generated size is just slightly out and probs to do with the plugin lazy load image generation size being just slightly out.

Oh well I am going to make an exception of that article page and disable lazy load there. This issue does not happen if the thumbnail background image has colour. If it is a white background, then it happens.

Absolutely!

Yeah thanks I see them, Schalk!

Brenda on even further investigation the plugin I use - on top of its video lazy load functionality it also has an additional function called youtube thumbnail previews which can be activated and cuts down on loading time by up to an addditional 64% really boosting loading performance. But this is this function that causes the issue. So I just deactivated that for a better user experience instead but still able to lazy load videos now via this plugin.

Thanks for the information. I'm glad you learned more about this. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/1rudy1/profile

Rudy can help with this issue.

Rachele

Thanks!

Szeeman,

I found this.

Hi, many thanks, but this is not the adding of an image. This is the adding of a video via YouTube url or html code and the thumbnail it generates has a black line at the top and a black line at the bottom and there seems to be no remedy for this when the YouTube thumbnail has a white background.

Okay,

I'll keep searching for you.
Have you tried site support?

Thanks, much appreciated but I don't believe site support deals with such issues. They only deal with hosting issues.

OK

I wasn't aware, thanks! :D

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Gutenberg video submission solution in articles?

Gutenberg video submission solution in articles?

asked in
Everything Wordpress

Please see this article link to see the question. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/szeeman/blog/gutenberg-video-submission-solution-in-articles

The reason for doing so is

Hello Schalk,

I don't know if it will help, but I'm using the "Presto Player"-plugin for WordPress and there you have a lot of possibilities. I have changed all my videos with this plugin and it is great!

Best regards,

Many thanks! Will have a look.

It's totally free and you can customize many things. See my website: https://topfishinggadgets.com
Let me know what you think about it. (Presto Player)

Hi Peter. I had a look. Looks very nice. However, I am always wondering how does it affect load speed of web page or article? Is that all good? Also wondering where are the videos uploaded or are they not uploaded at all when for example playing a YouTube video via Presto Player? Is it uploaded to your actual WordPress or the third party platform Presto? If so how much upload space do you have as a free user? Also if it is uploaded to your WordPress does it slow things down? Just some questions I always consider when looking into something that looks great. Many thanks!

As far as I know, the videos are played like you should play a YouTube video (without download), but maybe you have that possibility. You should have a look in the "View Details" for that plugin.
I really don't know if there is a limit but I think I already have +500 videos... Just give it a try, you can always delete it...

Best regards,

This is a very good video of how to use the "Presto Player" (33 min.)

Many thanks! Very much appreciated! Sounds great.

I think I might use it, thank you Peter.

Looks like you’re well covered here with a lot of great information.

-Mike

Schalk, I saw Phil giving you the answers on your blog post. Did that work? I did see somewhere I read that Gutenburg editor has a video block, if you use that, you can embed the video. Can you screenshot it on here in the so we can see it? You can screenshot only in the comment box.

Hi Brenda, the screenshots are all in this article:

The black lines at the top and bottom are because of the aspect ratio. Those ugly black lines come in when the video's aspect ratio differs from your WP content's aspect ratio. That is the issue. It's like that for tv, a standard aspect ratio or widescreen ratio. It's a little hard to explain, but I learned this from my late ex-boyfriend, an electronics expert. How to fix that is a good question. The video ratio is

iframe width="560" height="315"

It needs to be resized. That part I do not know how to fix

Brenda I think this happens during lazy load. So probably if I choose not to lazy load then that won't happen. But then it will slow down my load speed dramatically. Not sure what the solution is. Can even be that whatever solution I use here to lazy load the video may respond different if I use a different solution perhaps to lazy load it. Not sure.

I dont think lazy load has anything to do with it its the size of the aspect ratio that is an issue it needs to be resized to fit in the WP screen I had a hard time trying to copy and paste the aspect ratio of that video it kept trying to screw up and led me to cuss. The coding paste kept disappearing the rest of my comment above. Now it's there for you to see the aspect ratio.

You can edit the ratio in a video clip software, clip champ

Hi Brenda, thanks. But if you check the article I shared a screenshot of the exact same aspect ratio you mentioned - that is what I have posted via html within my article, so I honestly don't know what the solution is. I bet if I don't lazy load it the problem will be solved. May test that in a bit, but is of course not really a solution.

Right, you can play around with it. I know the HTML coding is there, but it's the size which is why there are black lines at the top and bottom I see this a lot with images and videos, and that's why I always resize all of them to fit. There is a way to reduce the video compression and resize that ratio so that the black will disappear. I wish you the best. Rudy or Jay, our trainer is an expert with this-you can consult with them and send them both a private message.

Yes I now checked. Now that I am no longer lazy loading it I see exactly the way it should be displaying correctly. So got to do with the plugin that is doing the video lazy load. Problem sort of solved now. Thanks! As at least I now know where to look for the problem.

Aha, so there it was. Interesting. That was a grand theory to suspect lazy load, so if you don't use that plug-in, it more or less resolved itself. Now I know if I experience something like you do, then it's the lazy load plugin. I don't use any lazy load plug-ins. I compress and resize them. Ok, it sounds like the problem is resolved, so I cussed for nothing on your behalf, LOL!

It helps to have other minds try to figure it all out. Talking it out and thinking about it all seems to help troubleshoot this is why this platform is an excellent place for these issues.

Haha lol yes it is semi-solved. Videos loading on your article is very intensive and will slow down load speed of article dramatically. The plugin I use have a multi-faceted function, so not that easy to just replace it. I think the lazy load image generated size is just slightly out and probs to do with the plugin lazy load image generation size being just slightly out.

Oh well I am going to make an exception of that article page and disable lazy load there. This issue does not happen if the thumbnail background image has colour. If it is a white background, then it happens.

Absolutely!

Yeah thanks I see them, Schalk!

Brenda on even further investigation the plugin I use - on top of its video lazy load functionality it also has an additional function called youtube thumbnail previews which can be activated and cuts down on loading time by up to an addditional 64% really boosting loading performance. But this is this function that causes the issue. So I just deactivated that for a better user experience instead but still able to lazy load videos now via this plugin.

Thanks for the information. I'm glad you learned more about this. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/1rudy1/profile

Rudy can help with this issue.

Rachele

Thanks!

Szeeman,

I found this.

Hi, many thanks, but this is not the adding of an image. This is the adding of a video via YouTube url or html code and the thumbnail it generates has a black line at the top and a black line at the bottom and there seems to be no remedy for this when the YouTube thumbnail has a white background.

Okay,

I'll keep searching for you.
Have you tried site support?

Thanks, much appreciated but I don't believe site support deals with such issues. They only deal with hosting issues.

OK

I wasn't aware, thanks! :D

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