Most of the time, watching videos on YouTube has been a ritual experience for most of us. The aspect ratio of the videos and the location of the controls have remained the same and the overall appearance of the video streaming website has remained unchanged. And those of you who have piled on the site daily over the years would know that YouTube has forced all the video on its platform into the 1
YouTube has tacitly released an update on its platform that allows the on-site video player to dynamically adapt to different aspect ratios on the desktop. To put it simply, if you've seen your YouTube videos on your PC grow, do not worry, because you're not alone. It's just the update from YouTube that's messing around with you (just kidding).
Interestingly, YouTube has not made a formal announcement about the feature. And the only reference you'll find for the update is hidden in an easy-to-miss community manager response in the Google Product Forum. The answer came in response to a question about the size of the video player. "For some reason, my YouTube video player has become very big today, it looks awful and very restless and I want to change it back, like ??????", says the post.
"We have an update for YouTube video player on the desktop – The player automatically adjusts to get the best possible playback quality, based on the size of the video (aspect ratio) and the screen / browser size of the computer." the Community Manager with details about the update.
Company had already launched the update on its mobile platform on both Android and iOS devices in March, and now the company is bringing the same functionality to its desktop-based platform.
So how will this update change your video experience? ? Well, for starters, you will not see any black bars on the side of the square of the vertical video (the videos that have no aspect ratio of 16: 9), which in turn are replaced by white bars. As for the HD videos, according to the Community Manager in the Google Product Forums, the update will improve the video size by using the extra white space of the screen.
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Whether you like it or not, the update is here, to stay and there is no way to disable this feature.