Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
This is a test post to confirm SL2 SP1 template playback is working.
the video played choppy for a bit then cleared up. It does appear to be cropped; I'm not sure if this is what the original source looks like, or whether something is wrong with the player.
Yea, I know it's truncated. I am experimenting with a number of elements right now. The purpose for this test was strictly the invocation of the object and the delivery of the video to the container in IE7, IE8 and FF.
As for the choppyness, the video itself has a total data rate of 5MB so you need a pretty decent internet connection to watch it smoothly. It's a full 720p HD video which becomes more apparent when you go fullscreen with the player on a large monitor.
I fixed the error in the truncation so everything should be nice and centered in the small player or full screen.
Fantastic, crystal clear playback on my end in FF3, but the tool bar animation is extremely annoying. Personally, I feel a seek/play bar should be noticeable and compact, almost transparent. Maybe a very quick fade in out animation rather than a slide in/out animation.
Good feedback on the animation. I'll probably end up using this template or a more traditional template where the controls are always fixed and visible.
I like this template for widescreen videos. The idea being that you hover to the player control, kick off the video then either go full screen or move the mouse off the control and let the controls disappear. In other words get the controls off the screen and just let the video play. I probably would not use this for screencasts.
I'll throw the other template online soon and let you check it out.