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General Discussion

Julius Danek
Julius Danek
4,935 Points

New video format.

Hey guys. Team treehouse seems to have a new video format. It's slightly annoying as the only way I can scale it down is to change the size of my browser window. Can you bring back the option to reduce the video size while not having to reduce the window size? That'd be awesome.

Elina P.
Elina P.
23,148 Points

I second that request. Also, the progress bar on top of the video could be relocated to a less prominent spot.

Elina, you can use the code I created to scale down each video in the meantime while we wait for a solution.

1 Answer

I absolutely agree, Julius. I'd like to see a button that allows us to scale our video down to proportions that make sense for our screen size.

So, in the meantime, what I did was make a JS solution that you can copy and paste into the console of any page here on Treehouse that has a video, and it will shrink the video for you. :) The only thing you need to change is where it says var scale = '85%';. That's the value I used that is good for me. I tested this in Chrome and Firefox. :)

//Modular approach
function addStyle(newStyle) {
    var styleEl = document.getElementById('jss');
    if (!styleEl) {
        styleEl = document.createElement('style');
        styleEl.type = 'text/css';
        styleEl.id = 'jss';
//Change this value to a proportionate size for you
var scale = '85%';
addStyle('#video-container { width:'+scale+' !important; height:'+scale+' !important;}');

By the way, just in case you're unaware, the changes you make to the page are purely on your end and will disappear if the page is refreshed or if you go to any other page.

You're welcome! =D Here's an even more simplified version that works the very same (just far less modular) so there's less text to copy:

var styleEl = document.createElement('style');
//Change this value to be a proportionate size for you
var scale = '85%';
styleEl.type = 'text/css';
styleEl.appendChild(document.createTextNode('#video-container { width:'+scale+' !important; height:'+scale+' !important;}'));

Is it looking better on your end?