Wednesday, 1 August 2018

YouTube Supports Square, Vertical Videos on Desktop

Google owned, Youtube has now rolled out dynamic video player to its desktop version by which viewers can easily view square and vertical videos.

This new player also dynamically
supports videos with an aspect ratio other than the traditional 16:9 ratio. Addition of the dynamic player to the desktop version of YouTube lets you watch vertical videos without any black bars covering the left and right sides. 

The player adapts to the size of the video content if it's not the traditional 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio to fit it accordingly in the player. Specifically for videos recorded in a vertical orientation, the player resizes those videos based on the amount available on the screen.

YouTube revealed in a forum post as " Historically, for non wide-screen videos (non 16:9) like vertical and square videos, we would show black bars alongside the video, making the video really small. This update moves away from the need for black bars"

Google says that the enhancement doesn't impact the video quality, many users do not like the new change. Some of the users even complained that the dynamic player is cutting off vertical videos rather than accommodating them. Various affected users also demanded an ability to opt out.

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