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worse video quality in sidebar (7 posts)

  1. robertoelmiguel
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Halo I have a problem with my blog http://www.robimichel.com

    I have a Video in my sidebar. It is pretty much the most important thing of my blog, so it has to be in highest quality possible.

    I have uploaded it with full Hd 1920/1080 mp4 format. And on my host (vimeo) the video does look great, but in my sidebar it looks horrible it's all blurry. It is too small, because when I zoom to the Video (strg+scroll) than the video becomes sharper and better as bigger it gets.

    it is a problem with pixel density i guess. Do you know, how I can have the video also in it's normal size (so pretty small) in the best and highest quality? It is very important, that this video has this good quality.

    Should I upload it with less pixels to my host? Are there like to many pixless of the video? or is it a problem of the pixel density of my blog?

    Is there a chance, that my video looks 100% sharp and HD with the size it has right now in the sidebar? Ond if it is, how can I get this quality?

    Thank you so much for your help

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My guess is that the video is being resized via markup/CSS to fit into your sidebar - which is never a good idea. You need to post it as its original size. Probably within your layout's main content area instead of the sidebar.

  3. robertoelmiguel
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So is there no chance, that I can make the video better quality in the sidebar? The Video is embed in the side bar in a opt in form.

    I really have to find a way to make the video look better in the sidebar.

    But thanks a lot for your help :)

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No - not if you want to keep it in that sidebar. It's being constrained to a width of 217px or less. A better way to approach this would be to add the video to a static Page and then link to that page using an image/screenshot of the video in the sidebar.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FWIW, it looks quite good on my computer -- Mac Book Air. You could possibly change the size of the sidebar so it does not get resized.

  6. robertoelmiguel
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @esmi: But why is it in good quality than, when I zoom the website? When I zoom it than it looks good.

    @wpyogi. Does it? But it does look also better when you zoom the page? doesn't it?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The quality is poor initially because the video is being resized by the browser and browsers never do a good job at resizing anything.

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