YouTube's Desktop Player Now Works Better With Vertical Videos

Portrait videos before the update

Then, of course, we have the always controversial vertical aspect ratio of videos recorded on a smartphone. While the new change brings the same experience that has existed on Android and iOS for the last some months, some desktop users are apparently not convinced.

YouTube has delivered an update to its desktop web player which allows the interface to automatically adapt to each video's aspect ratio.

The addition of the dynamic player to the desktop version of YouTube lets you watch vertical videos without any black bars covering the left and right sides.

Videos that aren't in the 16:9 aspect ratio will no longer have a black bar around them - instead, the player will adapt to the video's true size. So, for anyone watching those videos, it should be immediately evident that the black frame around the media has now been entirely removed and that the experience can better adjust to different window sizes depending on the computer and the screen size that is being used to watch the video.

Vertical videos after the You Tube update
Portrait videos before the update

YouTube is also enhancing videos that are already in an easy to handle 16:9 aspect ratio by using the available white space on the page. That all changed over the weekend, when YouTube rolled out an update to its desktop site that rids it of black bars altogether. It means the videos may play in a slightly bigger format than you're used to, but YouTube says this doesn't impact video quality at all.

However, users on the forum are complaining that the update is "cutting off what [they] can see rather than accommodating for it" and that it is an effective downgrade. Parts of the video are being cut off.

It is unclear whether YouTube will consider the user demand and provide an option to disable the dynamic player sometime in the coming future.

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