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New: resize videos when they’re above notation

We’ve made a nice improvement to our player today. If you’ve arranged your video to be above notation, then you can now resize the video to make it taller or shorter.

You’ll now see a thick gray line between the video and notation. Click and drag that to seamlessly make the video smaller or larger.

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This mirrors the behavior we’ve already had for left-side videos, which have had the same thick line. In making this change today, the top-side videos and left-side videos now have the same resizing capability.

As a reminder, you can toggle between “video above notation” and “video to the left of notation” by clicking the icon over the video. When you load a slice, we’ll automatically position the video based on how big your screen is.

For Soundslice embeds

Finally, a note for our embedding customers: this resizing UI is not yet enabled by default for Soundslice embeds, because we want to give you some time to alter your page and embed designs if needed. This new horizontal resizing gray bar naturally changes the number of pixels of notation on the screen — and some of you might want to test before making the change live on your site.

With that in mind, here’s our plan for rolling this out to embeds:

  • You can start using it immediately by including the vrt=1 URL parameter. If you include this parameter, the player will include the resizing UI for slices that have the video on top. Feel free to use it for testing or just enable it on your website outright.
  • On August 15, 2018, we will make the resizing UI active for all embeds, and the vrt=1 URL parameter won’t be needed anymore.

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