Ivan Reese

09/05/2022, 4:07 PM
[moved from #thinking-together, original post by @Breck Yunits] Really simple ask: Does anyone have experience with the
HTML tag? If so, could you take a glance at this page, and see if you can come up with some tweaks to make it look better (https://pldb.com/posts/buildPublicDomain.html). You can click the
View Source
link at the bottom of the page to submit your tweaks as a pull request. I'm trying to get the launch video (538 days in the making!) all ready to go (video producer has to deal with a family medical emergency so I can't bother her), and if someone could help me fix that HTML and make that page look nicer, that would be great!
4:17 PM
That first video file seems broken — grey bar, squished into the top left. Is that just placeholder?
4:20 PM
Also — can I just write a stylesheet, or do you need the styling to be stuffed into that markup language? If the former, I can help.

Blad Tellez

09/05/2022, 9:33 PM
It looks like the source video is bad, I don't think it's anything to do with your html/css. My hunch is that something may have gone awry with an export or sampling. You can see that the source video is bad by downloading it and rendering it on something like Quicktime/VLC/Window Media Player.
9:36 PM
You can see the same thing happens in the source. https://archive.org/details/1983-30sec To fix this you may need to import the file into a video editing program or use something like ffmpeg and expand and clip so that the content fills the entire frame.

Ivan Reese

09/05/2022, 10:44 PM
It's also terribly compressed. There are much higher quality versions of the original on YouTube. @Breck Yunits — any reason you didn't want to use the longer version?
Breck Yunits

Breck Yunits

09/06/2022, 12:17 PM
@Ivan Reese CSS file is fine!!
12:17 PM
Thanks @Blad Tellez!!!
12:18 PM
@Ivan Reese nope! I just need the actual file and saw internet archive had it.
12:18 PM
I will see if I can get a better copy now
12:18 PM
Thank you both so much!
12:22 PM
I just pinged Internet archive to see if they could host the better version (I don't think you can embed a youtube file directly right? you have to use their video player with ads?)