How do I get a video to fit in a specified area?

Tags: html,css,video,html5-video

Problem :

How would I go about fitting a video to a specified area? I'm trying to fit my 960px by 500px video to fit into the corresponding matching area, but when I try to it's doing this:

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I'd like to have the video fit into the red area.

Here is my HTML:

<div id="mainvideo">
<video width="960" height="500" controls>
<source src="videos/moikitvideo.mp4" type="video/mp4">
<source src="videos/moikitvideo.webm" type="video/webm">
 Your browser does not support the video tag.

Here is my CSS:

  width: 960px;
  height: 500px;

Solution :

I believe this is due to padding. Without a jsfiddle or anything I can't really tell though. Try this:

  width: 960px;
  height: 500px;
  padding: 0;

This could also be due to the video ratio itself. I wouldn't worry about the height and focus on the width. Make sure the width fits and allow the height to scale. So set height to 100% or auto once you have the video fitting perfectly width wise.

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