Video Feed for Partner Web Sites
We're happy to make a feed of selected videos from our site available for use on the Web sites of radio stations that carry SciFri and other partner institutions.
 
How does it work?
Just include a line of JavaScript into your Web site's html code. That code will display a video picked by the Science Friday Web team on your site. You can choose from six video sizes, and can either use our styles for how the video is displayed, or define your own styles using CSS to match your site's look and feel.
 
What's the code?
<script type="text/javascript"src="http://www.sciencefriday.com/feed/scifrivideofeed2010.php?size=wm&styling=yes&desc=yes"> </script>
 
The above code produces a medium wide (16:9 aspect) sized video, with player dimensions of 480x270 pixels.
 
Styling is turned on (styling=yes) -- it will style the video according to the rules we've set in this css file:
 
Set styling=no to define your own styles. The code above will cause the video's description to be included. Set desc=no to display a player with just the video title and credits.
 
Here's how it looks:
 
What are the defaults?
<script type="text/javascript"src="http://www.sciencefriday.com/feed/scifrivideofeed2010.php"> </script>
 
The above code will produce a player displaying a medium, wide-format 16:9 aspect video, styled with Science Friday's stylesheet, and including the text description of the video. Default value for size is 'wm', default value for styling is "yes", default value for desc is "yes".
 
What are the sizes?
size=ws produces a player that is 320x180px. (16:9 format)
size=wm produces a player that is 480x270px. (16:9 format)
size=wl produces a player that is 640x360px. (16:9 format)
size=s produces a player that is 180x213px. (4:3 format)
size=m produces a player that is 200x240px. (4:3 format)
size=l produces a player that is 260x320px.(4:3 format)
 
Style it yourself!
Set styling=no to skip our stylesheet and use your own. Each element of the video feed is tagged with css id's to allow easy styling using your site's CSS rules. Available id's are:
"embed#scifrividplayer" is the player itself
"h2#scifrividtitle" is the video title
"p#scifrividcopy" is the description
"p#scifrividcredits" are the credits
"img#scifrividicon" is the tiny SciFri logo graphic
 
By using those css hooks, you can style the player in a variety of ways, changing text sizes, fonts, colors, borders, and layout options.
 
What's the catch?
We ask that you leave our logo and the link back to sciencefriday.com intact as you display these videos on your site.
You may not re-license or re-distribute these videos, other than for the private viewing of your site visitors.
 
Older version
A previous version of the video feed is still available. It is called via:
 
<script type="text/javascript"src="http://www.sciencefriday.com/feed/scifrivideofeed.php?size=m&styling=yes&desc=yes"> </script>
 
That code produces a medium sized video, with player dimensions of 200x240 pixels. Styling is turned on (styling=yes) -- it will style the video according to the rules we've set in the css file:
 
Individual elements of the feed are wrapped in separate div tags for styling. Set styling=no to define your own styles. The code above will cause the video's description to be included. Set desc=no to display a player with just the video title and credits.
 
Please note that the default player produced by this code is in 4:3 aspect, while most current and future videos offered by SciFri will be 16:9 aspect. This embed code will continue to be offered for compatibility with existing designs. However, the newer code is preferred.
 
Who uses it?
Our Web partners include:
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village, Salem, OR
California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fermilab, Batavia, IL
The Museum of Broadcast Communication, Chicago, IL
Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY
The National Science Center (Fort Discovery), Augusta, GA
NY Hall of Science, Queens, NY
Reuben H. Fleet Center, San Diego, CA
Science Central, Fort Wayne, IN
ScienCenter, Ithaca, NY
Science Hobbyist, Seattle, WA
Program in Science Learning, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
 
Who should I contact if I have questions or special requests?
Flora Lichtman, Multimedia Editor at flora@sciencefriday.com
Charles Bergquist, Web Producer at charles@sciencefriday.com

 

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