The YouTube player now adapts to the different proportions and sizes of the videos: spariscomo the black bands on the sides of vertical videos for example.
The Youtube player now fits the different proportionsthe videos disappear black bands on the sides of those videos that are not in the classic format 16: 9. Probably every video should be in 16: 9, with some exceptions for some other film content. But, since there are older videos and people unaware that the phone makes videos even horizontally (and not only vertically), videos with proportions different from 16: 9 are, unfortunately, widespread. This is why the Youtube team is trying to somehow resolve this variety of video formats on the site and has now introduced the YouTube player which adapts to different proportions and dimensions.
The Youtube player now adapts to different video sizes
YouTube started doing that inmobile app in March this year and functionality is now spreading across the desktop. Basically, the new feature removes the 16: 9 frame that was first fixed around each video, allowing them to appear larger and better fit the different window sizes.
The black frame around all the videos has been removed and the news is particularly evident in vertical videos.
Now the videos are bigger on Youtube
Even the 16: 9 videos have grown in size in the web player, since the text content has been moved lower.
Perhaps the best way to notice the change with a vertical video in a browser card stretched upwards. The video now available in a larger space; previously it would have been restricted to a 16: 9 cn space with two large black bands on the sides.
The modification of the Youtube player is already available for everyone.