YouTube has announced it is pushing an update to the YouTube video player on the desktop. YouTube Web Player Now Adapts to Different Aspect Ratios. It means the player now automatically adapts to provide the best viewing experience based on the video’s size and your screen size. Earlier, YouTube has rolled out this feature for Android and iOS. Now this update is coming to the desktop.
When we play a video which does not fit in the window, we see black bars alongside the video, making the video really small. However, the new update moves away from the needing black bars. This change aligns the video watching experience on the desktop and mobile. What basically this does is that it removes the 16:9 frame around every video. However, it allows them to appear larger and adjust to different window sizes accordingly.
Those who do not understand the difference can see the pic below.
The removal of the black bar around on every video has been removed, and it’s especially noticeable on vertical videos. The change is now going live to everyone.