After trying several other galleries I found that Gallery 3 is the closest to my needs and I uploaded it to my server.
My hosting provider doesn't have FFMPEG by default, so I tried both suggestions from here:
Try one of the pre-compiled ffmpeg binaries. Several available on flash your web. One that may work on 1and1 can be downloaded here
I'm not sure what and where to modify (other than replacing the FFMPEG file) in order to fix the following 3 issues:
- I can only upload .FLV and .MP4 files - I'd like to be able to upload other filetypes too instead of re-encoding everything
- the uploaded movies were not showing video, so I had to use the workaround to manually set their size for each clip
- all the clips have the default thumbnail - I'd like it to be automatically created from the clip contents
But the main problem (as the posting subject suggests) is that even though the clips play fine in the normal player window they stretch horizontally when I play them in fullscreen (the clips are 4:3 and my monitor is 16:10).
I upgraded to the latest FlowPlayer (just replaced flowplayer.controls.swf , flowplayer.js and flowplayer.swf in /lib) and the problem is still present.
I've read several topics that suggest to fix the PAR (Pixel Aspect Ratio) to 1:1 (make sure the video is set to use square pixels).
I tried several encoding tools and made sure I set that properly.
I even downloaded some test files - check this one.
But everything still stretches when played in fullscreen.
On the FlowPlayer forums I found a suggested solution (to configure the "fit" value for the clip's scaling parameter) but I am not sure where and how to implement it in the gallery source code.
I really need help with these issues...