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[CLOSED]YouTube showing bars on the sides

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  1. stevenrego
    Gingerbread Jul 21, 2019

    stevenrego , Jul 21, 2019 :
    Hi,

    YouTube on OnePlus 7 pro has bars on the side. it looks like it's not optimized for OnePlus 7pro. when u zoom you loose the video on the top and bottom. please fix this!!!
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  2. Android450
    Marshmallow Jul 21, 2019

    Android450 , Jul 21, 2019 :
    There's nothing to fix. YouTube videos, as with many other videos are filmed in 16:9 aspect ratio. Thw OP7 Pro has a taller screen thus a taller aspect ratio
     

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  3. stevenrego
    Gingerbread Jul 21, 2019

    stevenrego , Jul 21, 2019 :
    so does this mean I will never be able to watch YouTube the way I used to again????
     

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  4. Android450
    Marshmallow Jul 21, 2019

    Android450 , Jul 21, 2019 :
    Unless you tubers and media in general start to film in wider aspect ratios you you'll always have black bars. Think of it like just a few years ago we went from 4:3 to 16:9

    I don't mind filling in on a majority of content. I prefer the immersive experience
     

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  5. stevenrego
    Gingerbread Jul 21, 2019

    stevenrego , Jul 21, 2019 :
    I get it... thanks for getting that cleared... will the op 7 also have the same problem?
     

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  6. Android450
    Marshmallow Jul 21, 2019

    Android450 , Jul 21, 2019 :
    Yep
     

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  7. stevenrego
    Gingerbread Jul 21, 2019

    stevenrego , Jul 21, 2019 :
    then how come Prime and Netflix work fine? it's only YouTube there is a problem...
     

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  8. Android450
    Marshmallow Jul 21, 2019

    Android450 , Jul 21, 2019 :
    Depending on the content you're watching. Movies are generally filmed in 18:9
     

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  9. TGardner
    Gingerbread Jul 22, 2019

    TGardner , Jul 22, 2019 :
    You do realize that it's not a OnePlus issue right? It's been like that on every device with an 18 :9 ratio and up the last 3 years. It's not like that with every video either. Some content is in 16:9 and some are in 18:9. This must be your first experience with this feature I assume?
     

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  10. stevenrego
    Gingerbread Jul 22, 2019

    stevenrego , Jul 22, 2019 :
    it worked fine with my OnePlus 3T... so I was worried... but I have made my peace..
     

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  11. Shadocx
    Cupcake Jul 22, 2019

    Shadocx , Jul 22, 2019 :
    That's exactly the problem here, you had a 3T from 2016, most phones since 2017 have black bars, because their display aren't in 16:9 aspect ratio anymore, they are 18:9, 18.5:9, 19.5:9, 21:9 so yeah, the black bars would be even bigger on a phone with 21:9 ratio display, the OnePlus 7's display is 19.5:9.
    If you want to escape from this trend, you'll either have to buy budget phones below 100$. They still use 16:9 displays but they are weak in specifications as you can guess. Or wait for people to upload videos in different aspect ratio. I don't see that coming soon.
    By the way, you can pinch to zoom, but you'll lose some parts of the video.
    For myself, I don't mind the black bars, the OnePlus 7 has a AMOLED display, so the pixels are turned off when showing black.
    Plus the black bars kinda mimic the bezels the OnePlus 3T and other phones with 16:9 display had.
     

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  12. stevenrego
    Gingerbread Jul 22, 2019

    stevenrego , Jul 22, 2019 :
    Thanks for your response

    Appreciate everyone's assistance on this. [e]1f37b[/e]
     

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  13. SoniaB
    Nougat Senior Moderator Jul 23, 2019


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