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vertically center Google Chrome wav player in iframe

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I have the following iframe in a html page:
   <iframe name='newframe' frameborder='0' height='120'></iframe>
I then have the following link which plays a wav file and the Chrome player shows up in the iframe:
    <a href='https://api.twilio.com/Recordings/RE...' target='newframe'>
With height='120' as above, the iframe looks like this:
height='120'With height='40', the iframe looks like this:
height='40'
Is there a way to center the Chrome wav player vertically in the iframe?
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Question by:thenelson
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by:renazonse
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Did you try setting the href to display:block and configure padding to push it down in the iframe?
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by:thenelson
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How would I do that?
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by:renazonse
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<a href='https://api.twilio.com/Recordings/RE...'  style="display:block; padding:25px" target='newframe'>
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by:thenelson
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That change added padding above the link instead of in the iframe.
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by:renazonse
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Try this instead - style="position:relative; top:20px; display:block;"

You may need to apply height and width to the href as well.
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by:thenelson
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That moved the link down. I am thinking any style applied to the link will affect the link not the interior of the iframe.
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by:renazonse
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Can you take a screen shot of where the "link is moved down?"
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by:thenelson
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I didn't included all the code (like the table and other links). The link in question is the "Play" link:
Link moved down
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by:renazonse
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I think you're going to have to post your code something is missing on the backend that I'd have to see.
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by:thenelson
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it is a php script with a lot of code that has nothing to do with this problem.  Here is the relevant code:
<html>
<body>
<table><tr><td colspan='7'  align='center'>
</td></tr>
<tr><td>DATE</td>
<td> </td>
<td>PHONE NO&emsp;</td>
<td>NAME</td>
<td>&emsp;LEN</td>
<td>&emsp;PLAY&emsp;</td>
<td><INPUT type='submit' value='DELETE'></td></tr>

<?php
        echo " <td> " . $pre_number . "</td> ";
        echo " <td> " . $phoneno . "</td> ";
	echo " <td> " . $name . "</td> ";
	echo " <td><div style='text-align: right;'>" . intval($recording->duration/60) . ":" . sprintf('%02d',$recording->duration%60) . "</div></td>";
	echo " <td><a href='https://api.twilio.com" . $recording->uri . "' target='newframe' onclick='playscript($phonename);' ><div style='text-align: center;'>Play</div></a></td>";
	echo " <td><div style='text-align: center;'><input type='checkbox' name='del' value='" . $recording->sid . "'></div></td>";
	Echo " </tr> ";
	echo "</table>";
	echo "</form>";
 	echo "<iframe name='newframe' frameborder='0' height='70' marginheight='50'></iframe>";
	echo "</body></html>";
?>

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by:renazonse
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Ok, i see. Since you'r using that table it is a little funky. You may be able to get something like this to work - http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090713155541AAiNtL1
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by:thenelson
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I have two iframes on this page. The one we are discussing with the wav player (newframe) and another one with text (newframe2). I tried the code on the link you suggested on both frames:
<style type="text/css"> 
#newframe
{ 
position:relative; 
top:-40px; 
} 
</style> 

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I also tried  marginheight='40' on both frames.

Both worked to move the text down in iframe newframe2 but both did not work on the wav player in iframe newframe. I am going to try putting an image in the iframe and see if the two methods work on it.
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by:thenelson
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I have created a test wav file at: test.wav. Clicking on this link in Goggle Chrome plays the wav file while displaying the wav player. Normalizing the Chrome window and reducing its size results in the player eventually scrolling off the top of the window. So I am guessing, it is also not possible to place it in too small an iframe.

I also created a small web page with a link and an iframe so you can play with it to see if the problem is solvable. Here it is: testIframe.html,
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Slick812 earned 500 total points
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greetings thenelson, , The Chrome browser, when you load a sound WAV file into a iframe as you do with -
<a href='http://www.barnwellmd.com/test.wav' target='newframe'>Play</a>
will configure the layout as a sound player (programming in internal code), NOT as an HTML page, so as far as I can tell you can not use CSS inside the iframe to do anything to the player display. I have used DIV containers to move, size, color elements inside of them, so That's what I do here -
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html><body>
<a href='http://www.barnwellmd.com/test.wav' target='newframe'>Play</a>
<br>
<div style="display:inline-block;height:40px;overflow:hidden;border:2px solid #afc;background:#000;padding-bottom:4px;border-radius:8px;">
<iframe name='newframe' frameborder='0' height='87'></iframe>
</div>
</body></html>

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This works for me as I tested it, and it plays with the Click on the Play link, ,
You may want to play with the padding of the DIV and the height of the iframe, to move the sound Player up and down.
Ask questions if you need more info.
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by:thenelson
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That did it!  Thanks again!!
I modified the div and iframe as you suggested to meet my design:

<div style="display:inline-block;height:18px;overflow:hidden;padding-bottom:4px;border-radius:8px;">
<iframe name='newframe' frameborder='0' height='60'></iframe>
</div>

I don't understand how putting an iframe into a div container would make this work. I guess I need to read up on the div.
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