Videos and images full screen on iPhone X

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  1. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    Serious question/comment...

    In the past few days, I've read multiple posts on various forums, all pointing towards the iPhone X, and how videos aren't 'full screen'. And, images aren't viewable/viewed 'full screen'.

    Honestly, I'm confused. I've just watched a portion of John Wick, Chapter 2. This was purchased via Apple (on my iPhone 8 Plus), and to me, it played and viewed just fine.

    I've already review images I had in iCloud, prior to obtaining the iPhone X, and, again, they seem fine to me.

    So, what am I missing, what is confusing about 'full screen' video, etc. on the iPhone X? Does someone possible have a video of an iPhone X, explaining said issue? Maybe I'd understand it better that way...

    Thanks in advance
    Ivan
     
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    They are referring to the side bars on the X. With the 7/8/Plus phones, they have a rectangle screen. The video fills the entire screen fully. It does not do this on the X. If you make this type of video full screen on the X, it cuts off a portion of the top and bottom but fills the sides.
     
  3. defboob macrumors member

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    I think what people are trying to say is that if you are playing back the video on an iPhone X full-screen (to the max) then you are actually cropping some of the top/bottom of the video because of the aspect ratio of the phone. Not to mention the "notch" cuts out some of the one side of the video as well. If you zoom back out, then the full video is shown in it's proper aspect ratio, while keeping black bars on both sides of the screen (eg. not taking up the full aspect ratio of the screen).
     
  4. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

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    Content will either have bars on the sides or top and bottom or both to fit the screen properly... Or you can zoom it to full screen and it will cut off parts of the content you're viewing.
     
  5. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    ...ah, clear as mud. Thanks everyone, I see what they're getting at now.
     
  6. cardfan macrumors 68000

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    Not a big fan of playing back 4k video taken with the phone. You double tap and it zooms in like double to include the notch. I just want it standard to fill up screen, include notch, not zoomed.

    Watched Spiderman, first movie, on phone and the notch really wasn't a big deal. Movie looked great in HDR.
     
  7. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    Native with black bars

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    Zoom and cropped with missing content.
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    Pick your poison.
     
  8. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    @Technarchy thanks for taking the time to post this. This really helps.
    Hmm, decisions, decisions. Considering you have both devices, this doesn't bother you at all, right?
     
  9. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    The aspect ratio of John Wick is closer to iPhone X screen aspect than a Plus model. The movie is wider than the Plus screen. Many movies are like that.

    It is full screen on iPhone X. On a Plus iPhone it will have black bars on the top and bottom.
     
  10. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    It’s more annoying with certain types of content than others. That is the best way to describe it.

    Your mileage may vary depending on the video content you most consume. The overwhelming majority of video content I watch on my phone is 16:9 so the X is a pain at times.

    With actual 2.39:1 movie content the X shines.
     

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