Video Thumbs in Outline Are Too Large

Getting through the bugs and hope that this is the last one.

The video images are too big for the Outline thumbs. How do I correct this problem?

I.e. www.thisisart.com.au

 

Thanks in advance

Quote · 13 Feb 2013

does anyone know why this problem occurs and what I should do about it?

Quote · 13 Feb 2013

 RE:

does anyone know why this problem occurs and what I should do about it?

 Check these settings in admin > modules > Videos >settings

Width of video browse unit (in pixels):140  
Height of video browse unit (in pixels):102  
 
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Quote · 13 Feb 2013

Unfortunately that was not it. Has anyone else had the problem or is it just me?

Quote · 13 Feb 2013

Examining your site with firebug, your video thumb is actually 480 pixels wide.  HL is correct as I confirmed with my site.  Make sure you save out the new settings.  Also, you may need to clear caches; including /cache and /cache_public.

<div class="wall-oii-image bx_videos-wall-oii-image bx-def-margin-sec-top-auto">

<img class="wall-oii-image bx_videos-wall-oii-image bx-def-round-corners bx-def-shadow" width="480" height="360" title="You Can Paint Your Pet - With Robert Hagan" src="http://www.thisisart.com.au/flash/modules/video/files/222_small.jpg">
</a>
</div>
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Quote · 13 Feb 2013

 

Unfortunately that was not it. Has anyone else had the problem or is it just me?

Check again as those settings do control the size in the outline; I confirmed this with my site.

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Quote · 13 Feb 2013

Video is processed by ffmpeg, even if it is just youtube embed, so it looks like ffmpeg is not working on your server, it maybe different reasons:

- incorrect ffmpeg permissions (it should be executable)

- ffmpeg binary don't match OS you have (by default ffmpeg for linux is supplied)

- hosting restriction or php configuration

First place to look for this is to check admin panel > tools > host tools page.

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

 

Video is processed by ffmpeg, even if it is just youtube embed, so it looks like ffmpeg is not working on your server, it maybe different reasons:

- incorrect ffmpeg permissions (it should be executable)

- ffmpeg binary don't match OS you have (by default ffmpeg for linux is supplied)

- hosting restriction or php configuration

First place to look for this is to check admin panel > tools > host tools page.

So are you saying that setting is not dynamic; that a thumbnail is generated based on the size set in the admin and that if we decide that we want a different size for the thumbnail that we must recode/re-embed the videos that are already embedded?  So if there are 10.000 embedded videos; they would all have to be redone if we wanted a different size to show for the video thumbnail in Outline?

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

 

they would all have to be redone if we wanted a different size to show for the video thumbnail in Outline

 no,

old content will never show in the "Outline" only what is new from the install point..

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

 

 

they would all have to be redone if we wanted a different size to show for the video thumbnail in Outline

 no,

old content will never show in the "Outline" only what is new from the install point..

 Yes, I understand about the outline; however, I assume that the "browse unit" is used in other places than the outline; true or false?

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

In cPanel file manager, 

look in flash/modules/global/app

what is the file size of your ffmpeg.exe?

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

 

"browse unit" is used in other places than the outline; true or false?

 true, but on browse pages, that would be what HL referred to above

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

OK, I see that the .bx_videos_search_unit is set in CSS.  So the browse unit is only for the outline?

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

What HL pointed out were the size on 

/m/videos/browse/all

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

 

Check these settings in admin > modules > Videos >settings
Width of video browse unit (in pixels):140  
Height of video browse unit (in pixels):102

 

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

The ffmpeg.exe file size is 19.64 mb

Retried setting the sizes and cleared the cache folders again but no luck.

Quote · 14 Feb 2013


According to my host tools screen the PHP version should be 5.3.18 but the server is PHP: 5.2.17. Would this cause a problem?

Quote · 14 Feb 2013

 


According to my host tools screen the PHP version should be 5.3.18 but the server is PHP: 5.2.17. Would this cause a problem?

 no

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013

Thanks everyone for the help. It was a problem with the permissions of flash/modules/global/app/ffmpeg.exe The file was set to non-executable. Then I realised that change would only help the new videos that are loaded.

I hope that I don't have many more such issues.

Quote · 14 Feb 2013

 

Thanks everyone for the help. It was a problem with the permissions of flash/modules/global/app/ffmpeg.exe The file was set to non-executable. Then I realised that change would only help the new videos that are loaded.

I hope that I don't have many more such issues.

 That would do it, glad you resolved the issue.

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Quote · 14 Feb 2013
 
 
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