What's a really good 1080P YouTube video that isn't letterboxed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HXGuyAZ, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    Want to see something that really shows off the 6+ screen but everything seems to be letterboxed and not showing full screen.

    Any suggestions? I was thinking movie trailers as they always look good but again, all letterboxed it seems.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    YouTube app is not optimized yet for the screen. Also, 720p is the maximum resolution YouTube app does.
  3. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    Bah! So what's the solution? Buy something from the iTunes store?
  4. cnick6 macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2014
    Bellevue, WA
    There are usually some free video snippets on the iTunes video page. Looks on the sidebar for "Free", etc... I had a couple of videos of a NOVA documentary that was 1080p. The entire hour episode was free.

    You can also go look at trailers.apple.com/trailers and watch some movie trailers...
  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Get the YouTube app mctube or mxtube
    They let you select 1080p as default
  6. kalebnate macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    mxtube is the best !
  7. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Both look the same & cache don't work anymore
  8. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    Great suggestion...there is even an app and it looks FANTASTIC!
  9. ToddH macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
    Load the Avengers or captain America on the phone, it looks awesome
  10. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    Have you checked out the Transformers Age of Extinction? I can't imagine anything looking better, wow!
  11. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Plex. It will stream your own 1080p videos via Wifi. :)
  12. Bishope1999 macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2010
    It's letterboxed because the material you are seeing has an aspect ratio of 21x9 and the iphone is 16x9. SO anything you see that is wider than 1.85:1, will be letterboxed.

    Check out the "Rocky 6" movie trailer on youtube for example. That movie is 1.85:1 and it will fill up the 16x9 aspect ratio of your iPhone.

    Unless the youtube update hasn't come to the iPhones, there is an option on the youtube app to change the resolution

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