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Video does not resize with browser

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James B.

20 Apr, 2012 02:28 PM

Can someone tell me of a way to make the video size responsive, ie adjust size with the browser?

  1. 1 Posted by ben on 27 Apr, 2012 02:30 AM

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  2. 2 Posted by Dominik Habicht... on 29 Apr, 2012 12:35 PM

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    I'm not sure if this is what you want but I needed to create a solution to fill the whole borwsers background and avoiding black-spaces if the video-ratio doesn't fit the browsers client-ratio. This might be a bit dirty but it worked for me.
    Important: You need to know the exact width an height of the video-file so that the ratio can by calculated.


    <div id="video-home">
        <div id="video_content"></div>


    #video-home {
        position: absolute;
        top: 0;
        left: 0;
        width: 100%;
        height: 100%;
        overflow: hidden;
        z-index: 1000;


    $('#video-home').html('<video id="video-home-player" class="video-js vjs-default-skin"><source type="video/mp4" src="%video_file%.mp4"><source type="video/ogg" src="%video_file%.ogv"><source type="video/webm" src="%video_file%.webm"></video>');
    var videoRatio = 1080 / 1920; //Video originalHeight divided be video originalWidth
    var myPlayer = null;
    myPlayer = _V_('video-home-player', {
        'controls' : false,
        'autoplay' : true,
        'preload'  : 'none'
    }).ready(function() {
    function myPlayer_followBrowsersize() {
        tmp_windowRatio = $(window).height() / $(window).width();
        if (videoRatio > tmp_windowRatio) {
            tmp_height = Math.round($(window).width() * videoRatio);
            myPlayer.size($(window).width(), tmp_height);
                'marginTop' : -Math.round((tmp_height - $(window).height()) / 2),
                'marginLeft' : 0
        } else {
            tmp_width = Math.round($(window).height() * (1 / videoRatio));
            myPlayer.size(tmp_width, $(window).height());
                'marginTop' : 0,
                'marginLeft' : -Math.round((tmp_width - $(window).width()) / 2)
    $(window).bind('resize', myPlayer_followBrowsersize);
  3. 3 Posted by Dominik Habicht... on 29 Apr, 2012 12:40 PM

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    P.S: It got to my attention, that the "

    " within the #video-home is deprecated. This resultet out of one of my first test-runs through issues with Internet-Explorer 7 & 8 (which still occur but don't base on my resize-script)
  4. 4 Posted by Ryan on 07 Jul, 2013 05:21 AM

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    Check out:

    Just replace the image with your HTML 5 video and it works perfectly.

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