With the relaunch of Soapbox on MSN Video Beta, the embedded player has also been updated.
Some of the improvements to the new player:
- Cleaner design, consistent with the new Soapbox and MSN Video Beta Inline Players.
- Larger default Player size. 432x364
- Share Playlist Option
- 20 Videos in Playlist
- Related Videos play in player.
With these improvements, has come a feature change that needs to be noted. In the past, the player window was always fixed at a 4x3 ratio. The window size was dictated by the height, defined in the embed code. No matter what width you defined in the code, the player window would always be fixed in design and aspect ratio.
With this new Player, the resizing characteristics are similiar to Windows Media Player. When you resize Windows Media Player, the width of the player and controls will stretch, but the video window is always fixed at the correct aspect ratio. This has caused a few people some grief with players that were embedded in small page areas.
If the height and width are not set correctly in the new Soapbox Embedded Player, the window and controls will also stretch. The height will always define the size of the fixed 4x3 video window. It might take some tweeking of the width to get rid of the black borders on the side.
Source:→ Soapbox Team BlogMSN, Soapbox, Embed, Embedded, Player, Soapbox embedded player, MSN Entertainment, MSN Video, Betas, Online Video