XF 1.1 Resizing the embedded HTML5 YouTube player


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I've managed to add (incomplete) functionality to my board that allows users to resize embedded YouTube players to predetermined sizes. Static demonstration.

Other goals include:
  • Adjust size using gripper.
  • Lock iframe to three sizes (480 x 295, 640 x 360, and 853 x 480).
  • Give feedback to user during resize operation (let them know what the current dimensions are and what dimensions they're about to change to).
  • Fix the UI helper (border that appears then resizing) to the same three sizes listed above.
  • Restrict to lower sizes when browser window is small enough?

What the YouTube media site bbcode now embeds:
<div class="bbCodeBlock youTubeEmbed">
    <iframe type="text/html" width="100%" height="100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/{$id}" frameborder="0" window="" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Added to EXTRA.css:
/* YouTube embedding CSS */
    background: rgb(240, 247, 252);
    padding: 10px;
    width: 480px;
    height: 295px;

        border-top: 10px solid #efefef;
        border-right: 10px solid #efefef;
        border-bottom: 25px solid #efefef;
        border-left: 10px solid #efefef;
        border-radius: 2.5px;
        margin: -10px -10px -25px -10px;
Now the unusual part...
I uploaded only the bits of jQuery UI (1.10.3, a version listed as incompatible with jQuery 1.5.x - feel free to slap me around a bit with a large trout for doing so) that I needed to my js folder...
Added to page_container_js_head (I intend to move the stylesheet link to an appropriate template):
<!-- jQuery UI JS -->
<script src="{$javaScriptSource}/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.core.min.js"></script>
<script src="{$javaScriptSource}/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.widget.min.js"></script>
<script src="{$javaScriptSource}/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.mouse.min.js"></script>
<script src="{$javaScriptSource}/jquery/ui/jquery.ui.resizable.min.js"></script>

<!-- jQuery UI CSS -->
<link type="text/css" href="{$javaScriptSource}/jquery/ui/css/jquery-ui-1.10.3.custom.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
Added to page_container_js_body:
// YouTube embedding JS
$(function () {

    var horz = 480;
    var vert = 295;

        helper: "ui-resizable-helper",
        handles: "se",

        stop: function(event, ui) {
            horz = ui.size.width;
            vert = ui.size.height;
            if(horz < 559 && vert < 429) {
            else if(horz > 748 && vert > 421) {
            else {
Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas regarding improvements I could make? Also, if you have a code suggestion for one of the incomplete goals I listed, please let me know. :)