Responsive video code snippet

An ancient blogpost of mine, and this clever responsive video code snippet presented (at the time) by Ethan Marcotte, at btconf 2014 during his Laziness In The Time Of Responsive Design talk.

A quick way to make videos look good at any size, the height/width ratio of the media now respected.

Enough chit chat.

.video-container {
    position: relative;
    height: 0;
    padding-bottom: 56.25%;
.video-container > * {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    height: 100%;
    width: 100%;

There’s a codepen for it.