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Help! Embedded YouTube videos get cut off!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:45 pm
by someguy
Hi, I have been building a site with this wonderful theme, but my embedded YouTube videos get cut off at the right side. :oops:

I have been just copy-pasting the YouTube URL into the HTML editor (not the WYSIWIG), as per this Wordpress tutorial:
http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/

None of the Wordpress formatting in the linked article even works!

When I post Wordpress code, as below, it appears as plain text, not as an actual embedded YouTube video.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A] <- This doesn't work, it only displays this as text, not video.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A&w=640&h=385] <- Same here :oops:

The only way I can figure out how to get YouTube embeds to work is just pasting in the naked URL in the HTML editor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A

But when I do this, it gets cut off :(

I can't specify making the video wider, or at the very least, shorter so the video works "proportionally".

Has anyone experienced this issue? How did you solve it please??

Thanks!!

Re: Help! Embedded YouTube videos get cut off!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:54 pm
by someguy
Here is what the actual YouTube video looks like on YouTube...you can see the whole image with all the characters:

Image

Here is what the squished videos look like on my Wordpress:

Image

If I can't adjust the width on my videos, I'm happy to adjust the height and make them "shorter," just so they will look proportional...

Re: Help! Embedded YouTube videos get cut off!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:45 pm
by someguy
Hah, nevermind. Found it.

You have to go into style.css and in the content section, specify larger max-width and max-width. I set each to 1200 and the videos now work OK.

Let's consider this case...closed! 8-) (cue CSI Miami music)

Re: Help! Embedded YouTube videos get cut off!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:10 am
by wayne
Good work thanks for the answer!

Re: Help! Embedded YouTube videos get cut off!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:24 pm
by bluesg
With the standard 3-column layout, you can set use the video embed code (youtube > share > embed > custom > 500 x 281). Paste that in to the page or post editor on the Text (html) tab. That worked for me.