So... we're still having some issues with video players either not being supported, not being able to be embedded, or simply not wanting to work full screen.
When you post a YouTube video to a blog post (or in the comments) if you embed the video using the <iframe> method, it works fine and full screen works. However, if you embed it the legacy way (using the <object> tag), full screen does not work.
The problem arises because not every video site or content provider has the ability to embed as <iframe>. For instance, our site uses the Brightcove video service to host our massive quantity of video reviews. They don't have the option to embed as an iframe, so none of the videos we post in a blog can be viewed fullscreen (which is frustrating to us and our visitors).
For an example, check here: http://my.spill.com/profiles/blogs/the-loading-bar-podcast-el-shadd...
You can see that our video review will not play in fullscreen, and that Ning still strips out the allowfullscreen="true" tag and replaces it with an allowfullscreen="false" tag. Is there a way to stop this from happening? There are still a lot of sites out there that don't use iframes, and being able to watch a video full screen should be a right, not a privilege.
To sum up: video page good, iframes good, just no fullscreen for non-iframe content in blog posts or comments.
i thought i was the only one having this issue
Bon - I don't think you understood the post.
YouTube isn't the issue, it will post correctly as an <iframe> (if you post it the way you suggested, it is unable to be viewed fullscreen).
The issue is that not everything uses iframes (specifically our Brightcove video embeds, which is one of the largest video platforms on the market and used by major sites worldwide), and therefore none of them are able to be viewed fullscreen (due to Ning automatically replacing the code).
I'm posting in hopes that maybe someone knows how to fix this issue, or that maybe Ning will consider changing/fixing their software so that you can view ANY type of video fullscreen.
Or that possibly Ning would consider a "configuration panel" for their auto-replace script? Maybe something with checkboxes where a site admin could decide what to automatically replace and what not to? For instance, you could still disallow outside scripts, but allow fullscreen="true". Or you could turn off automatic resizing (as an example, Ning automatically resizes our 720x404 videos to some weird size like 712X401 even though there is room for it in the blog post (it's also super annoying).
The full-screen still doesn't work