YouTube will No Longer Discriminate Videos with Different Aspect Ratios
YouTube has just announced that the videos with an unusual aspect ratio watched on the desktop – hence on a desktop browser – will no longer appear with black bars. Instead, they will be optimized and stretched to appear bigger.
It does so by removing the default 16:9 frame and optimizing the UI to adjust to different screen sizes. Could this change finally make vertical videos less annoying? (Short answer: No.) Anyway, you can see the difference in the screenshots below.
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