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HTML HTML Video and Audio (Retired) Custom Media Players Adding MediaElement.js

John McKinney
John McKinney
15,331 Points

Controls are breaking their container

Here is my html. I don't get what's going on but when I run the code the caption times appear below the video and the buttons appear below as well but as blank buttons. It runs over the audio area.

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <title>HTML Video and Audio</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:400,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
<script src="mejs/jquery.js"></script>
<script src='mejs/mediaelement-and-player.min.js'></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="mejs/mediaelement-and-player.min.js">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href='mejs/mejs-skins.css'>

</head> <body>

<h1>HTML Video and Audio</h1>

<div class="wrapper">

  <h2>Video Example</h2>

  <video width="852" height="480" controls>
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.mp4" type="video/mp4">
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge.ogg" type="video/ogg">
    <track label="English" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" src="bridge-captions.vtt" default>

  <h2>Audio Example</h2>

  <audio controls>
    <source src="http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/html-video-and-audio/bridge-audio.mp3" type="audio/mp3">

    success: function(player, node) {
      $('#' + node.id + '-mode').html('mode: ' + player.pluginType);
    startLanguage: "en",
    translationSelector: true

</body> </html>


2 Answers

I had the exact same problem as you and this is what fixed it. The first link element I accidentally typed .js extension, and it should be a .css extension. Here is the line:

    <link rel='stylesheet' href='mejs/mediaelementplayer.min.css'>

I see in your code that you made the same mistake. I hope this isn't too late to be of use to you.

John McKinney
John McKinney
15,331 Points

Thank you! I just ended up skipping it but was still very curious so that helps

John McKinney
John McKinney
15,331 Points

This is all the instructor's code, I didn't mess with it:

*, *:before, *:after { -moz-box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; box-sizing: border-box; }

body { font-family: 'Nunito', sans-serif; color: #384047; }

.wrapper { max-width: 90%; margin: 10px auto; padding: 10px 20px; background: #f4f7f8; border-radius: 8px; }

h1, h2 { margin: 30px 0; text-align: center; }

video, audio, .mejs-treehouse { margin: 0 auto; display: block; }

This is the WebVtt file:


0 00:00:00.500 --> 00:00:05.000 [truck engine]

1 00:00:06.000 --> 00:00:10.000 [bird chirping]

2 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:16.000 [school bus engine]

3 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:24.350 [water flowing]

4 00:00:24.350 --> 00:00:30.000 [water flow continues]