New embed code...

jeff's picture

Since YouTube changed its code, and no longer supports the embed method we used to use, I added a new tag to the site to support the iframe tag. I know Adrian initially didn't want to add iframe, but I know people like embedding videos.

So, to use this:
1. Click Share.
2. Click Embed.
3. In the drop down menu, select the width of the video you want. If you are posting your own journal, the maximum width for a video is 500. If you are adding a video to a comment, scale it down under 500. Type your value in the first box. The second box will auto-populate with the proper aspect ratio.
4. Copy and paste the code above that onto Oasis.

iFrame is a bit wonky, IMHO. You may have to reload a page if the video doesn't appear. But this is the new YouTube code they want, so we're stuck with it.


elph's picture

Thanks, Jeff!

Just as a test... and I'm well aware that this will not excite many Oasies™, but I'd hope a few may become enthralled with the baroque period.

This is a fantastic bit of choreography (a short excerpt from Handel's: Giulio Cesare from 1724). The scene depicts an event in Egypt when Cesare was there in 48BC. Sorry that subtitles are missing! :(

But even more important, you can hear the tonality of the instruments of the period (so different from the modern classical orchestra). Standing out (at 1:10 minutes) in this selection is the Natural Horn (precursor to today's French Horn). Few can master this "dangerous" instrument as it involves no valves: all tonal changes are created solely by lip tension and hand in bell! Listen closely and you'll hear constant, but subtle tonal adjustments: no other alternative! But the sound and its effects are to "die for!"

Depicted in this scene is the initial confrontation between Cesare (on the right) and Ptolemy (on the left; Cleopatra's brother). Ptolemy is quite effeminate...


ElsaGabor's picture


Could have used this a few hours ago :p

jeff's picture


You inspired it. That counts for something, no?!

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