When we embed screencasts into our Lessons, often they are too wide to display properly in the Lesson, and they run into the right sidebar. Apart from looking awfully messy, this means we can't view the screencast properly. See this example:
It looks to me like the max width of a video embedded in a Lesson is around 625px.
My feature request is this:
When embedding our screencasts it would be awesome if ScreenSteps Desktop could detect in the embed code when the width is more than 635px, and
then prompt, "Your video is wider than the available display width in ScreenSteps Live. Would you like the width reduced to fit?", followed by Yes/No prompt.
As you know, the width needs to changed in more than one spot in the embed code, PLUS the height then needs to be changed as well, to keep the video's aspect ratio intact.
Man o man would this suggested 'auto reduce video width' feature save us some time ...
... and I'm sure it would have a "wow" effect on users who like to embed videos/screencasts in their Lessons.
WAIT ... another idea ... probably better ... is that the display of embedded videos in Lessons could work the way Screencast.com works (i.e. the Camtasia/Jing/SnagIt people), in that the video size is automatically reduced in terms of how it appears on the page (in the Lesson, in this case), but there is a View Full Size button on mouseover (or above/below the video) that expands the video to its full size.
Whichever way you achieve it, it would be great if the "video is way too wide, and runs into the right sidebar" problem can be removed.
Keep up the great work. Awesome technology.
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