Will YouTube fix the app for the x?

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  1. Sparcosoul macrumors newbie

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    i noticed Netflix just recently added a better aspect ratio for its movies. Stops right at the notch. However will YouTube make a fix so that our aspect ratios cover more screen? If you pinch on YouTube, all it does is zoom in and you lose more content
     
  2. cg006 macrumors regular

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    As it is right now it seems YouTube apps is displaying them at a native 16:9 ratio which is correct. Stretching out the video basically zooms it in.
     
  3. Mapp1122, Nov 7, 2017
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    Not quite understanding what you mean. YouTube videos are almost always (always?) 16:9, so to fill the X’s display completely you’d either have to have content cut off at the edges (the way it handles it currently) or squish/stretch the content to fit. The latter option in my opinion would just look sloppy. Unless I’m missing something obvious here and Netflix handles it differently?

    Edit - I realize you meant video covering more of the screen, not the whole thing. I agree with you there. Pardon the poor reading comprehension skills :p
     
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    Considering how hostile Alphabet / Google / Youtube have been to Apple Don't expect any support from Google to come quickly. YouTube is still severely crippled on the apple TV. YouTube had sabotaged the mic on the iOS YouTube live streaming feature. They only fixed it after several months because so many creators complained they had to do something about it.

    Apps like voice remained un-optmised for iPad and iPhone for years
     
  5. pmau macrumors 68000

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    +1
    Also, the YT Apple TV App is horrible.
    Can't add videos to playlist, can't even see related videos.
    Cannot switch from a random video to the channel etc.
    YT is a mess on the ATV.

    And obviously 4K TouTube will never come, because they need to push their Codec.
     
  6. Sparcosoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn because if they were to do this, it would make it a lot more beneficial in viewing material. I feel like I almost want to go back to an 8plus, not to undermine the quality of the phone. However being someone who watches content and movies like almost all the time, I think I’ll wait until the x plus releases. Unless apps start patching
     
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    I'm having the same exact issues.
     
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    12.43 was just released 5 hours ago.

    Any idea if it fixed the battery burning issue?
     
  11. flat five macrumors 603

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    the problem with youtube is the video player is 16:9 regardless of what aspect ratio the content is in..

    for example:



    that video is a lot wider than 16:9.. when shown on youtube, it puts the black bars above/below so it will fit in their 16:9 player..

    however, those black bars are now permanently affixed to the video and when a wider screen views it, the black bars are considered part of the video..

    so on iPhone X, it won't zoom to the notch.. instead, it plays the video as it would a 16:9 video which is a lot smaller on X than it should be.. and you end up with unnecessarily wide letterboxing on all 4 sides..

    if you zoom it, it bypasses the notch and scales to the left/right edge (so, the notch is in the video).

    there's no way on youtube to zoom a video to stop at the notch.. but if the video was downloaded natively onto your phone (as in-- not downloaded with youtube's added bars attached to it), it would open as you would expect-- from the notch to the other edge of the display.. if you zoom, it goes the whole width.

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    that said, i zoom that thing the whole width anyway.. playing a video that wide on a phone offers an experience that more than makes up for the notch partially blocking one edge..

    (i mean, try out that video if you have an X.. is it better watching it as youtube delivers it? or better when filling edge to edge?)
     
  12. Sparcosoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I’m really shocked I use my phone to watch a lot of video sometimes I even plug and watch and the screen brightness is off
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    Do you think YouTube will patch a version for x users? Because if they aren’t I’m most likely going to buy an 8+ and sell my x
     
  13. flat five, Nov 10, 2017
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    i don't think a patch is possible at this point..
    the problem happens when you upload/process the video.. at that point, the video has any additional bars added to it so it fits their player.. a patch won't undo this action that has happened.

    that said, it's not an X vs 8 type of problem.. using the video i linked to above on an 8+, you couldn't zoom it to full screen either (like-- in landscape, you couldn't enlarge the video to where the top&bottom edges of the video coincide with the top&bottom edges of the display).. on the 8 with that video, it will be interpreted as zoomed to full screen even though it's not.. the phone will think it's already at full screen size and you'll be stuck with the bars no matter what.

    (try that video on a non-X iPhone.. you'll see that you can't make it full screen)

    so yeah, i wouldn't really base any buying decisions off of this example.. you're losing out on options either way..

    what they could/should do would be allow a user to zoom a video to any size they see fit.. this would solve the problem.. you could zoom until the black bars disappear on a per video basis.. but as of right now, a user doesn't have this type of control with youtube.. we can either maximize the height of a video or we can maximize the width of a video.. no in-betweens.. for certain videos, we need the in-between option.
     

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