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BOOTSTRAP 3.0 - Open YouTube Video Dynamicaly in Modal Window. Allow setting width and height.
// REQUIRED: Include "jQuery Query Parser" plugin here or before this point:
// BOOTSTRAP 3.0 - Open YouTube Video Dynamicaly in Modal Window
// Modal Window for dynamically opening videos
$('a[href^=""]').on('click', function(e){
// Store the query string variables and values
// Uses "jQuery Query Parser" plugin, to allow for various URL formats (could have extra parameters)
var queryString = $(this).attr('href').slice( $(this).attr('href').indexOf('?') + 1);
var queryVars = $.parseQuery( queryString );
// if GET variable "v" exists. This is the Youtube Video ID
if ( 'v' in queryVars )
// Prevent opening of external page
// Variables for iFrame code. Width and height from data attributes, else use default.
var vidWidth = 560; // default
var vidHeight = 315; // default
if ( $(this).attr('data-width') ) { vidWidth = parseInt($(this).attr('data-width')); }
if ( $(this).attr('data-height') ) { vidHeight = parseInt($(this).attr('data-height')); }
var iFrameCode = '<iframe width="' + vidWidth + '" height="'+ vidHeight +'" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="true" src="'+ queryVars['v'] +'?rel=0&wmode=transparent&showinfo=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>';
// Replace Modal HTML with iFrame Embed
$('#mediaModal .modal-body').html(iFrameCode);
// Set new width of modal window, based on dynamic video content
$('#mediaModal').on('', function () {
// Add video width to left and right padding, to get new width of modal window
var modalBody = $(this).find('.modal-body');
var modalDialog = $(this).find('.modal-dialog');
var newModalWidth = vidWidth + parseInt(modalBody.css("padding-left")) + parseInt(modalBody.css("padding-right"));
newModalWidth += parseInt(modalDialog.css("padding-left")) + parseInt(modalDialog.css("padding-right"));
newModalWidth += 'px';
// Set width of modal (Bootstrap 3.0)
$(this).find('.modal-dialog').css('width', newModalWidth);
// Open Modal
// Clear modal contents on close.
// There was mention of videos that kept playing in the background.
$('#mediaModal').on('', function () {
$('#mediaModal .modal-body').html('');

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@znmto znmto commented Feb 10, 2016

Hi, I'm pretty bad with js, I'm having trouble with mobile devices; the modals are still default size, cutting off most of the video.

I tried a simple solution by adding a "_blank" attr using if ($(window).width() <= 767) to the link triggering the modal but it doesn't work. Am I doing something wrong?

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