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Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
11 years ago3,894 views

I think this is a good improvement. If you have ever watched videos on Hulu and then go back to Youtube, you feel like the player is inadequate.

amgai [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

plus you get advertisments while playback now!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Finally!

It looks so much better and bigger!

720p Video's look great :D

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #


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The difference in size for 16:9 videos in the old player is vast.

milivella [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[moved from "YouTube and 16:9"]

YouTube switching to 16:9 has been a good idea, but too many videos had been uploaded letterboxed (i.e. they were 16:9 videos uploaded as 4:3 with black bars above and below), so they are treated as 4:3 and are pillarboxed (i.e. black bars are added at the left and the right of the video), and the result is that they are now windowboxed (i.e. they have a black border all around). See e.g.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LenPKPqvdJA

YouTube people should be smart enough to have an algo that checks when a video is windowboxed and restore it to full-screen...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

But those black borders is what we don't want to see:
betanews.com/article/What_YouT ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

They noticed that "the default values that YouTube provides when writing its automatic HTML <object> code remain width = "425" height = "344", even for videos that are natively widescreen."

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