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Video Player Revisited

This post originally appeared on the Netscape Blog.

We rolled out two major changes to the Netscape video player today:

1. You can now syndicate videos in a cleaner, more minimalistic video player:

As you can see, the title bar is hidden, as are most of the icons on the splash screen. To use this player on your site, simply replace the “embed” in the syndication code with “embed-c”:

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

The “c” stands for “cause you’re worth it!”

2. Netscape Video now supports all video aspect ratios!

You can now upload videos to Netscape in any aspect ratio (standard 4:3, 16:9 widescreen, anamorphic widescreen, etc.), and the player will resize to fit, keeping the title bar and the controls a constant height:

The iPod-compatible version of the video will be presented using the original dimensions as well. For those of you keeping score at home, that makes Netscape the only major video sharing service to offer this kind of aspect-ratio-indifference. Happy uploading!