Windows 10: Is there a way to override aspect ratio in Youtube?

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  1. spapakons Win User

    Is there a way to override aspect ratio in Youtube?


    Hello!

    I tried YouTube in many browsers and I could not find a way to override the aspect ratio of a video. I watch some old videos that are 4:3 and appear with undesirable black bars at the side of the screen in either window or full screen mode.

    It seems the only workaround is to copy the YouTube URL of the video you want to watch and then open it with VLC. Media Player Classic Black Edition, or other compatible media player. Once opened in the media player you can adjust several quality features, including forcing the aspect ratio to 16:9 to fill the screen.

    Is there any addon for Firefox or Chrome that can override the aspect ratio of YouTube videos (or other online videos in general) through the browser without having to copy-paste the URL to a compatible player? Or alternatively, could I configure a media player to open automatically when watching YouTube videos?

    I would also share a tip:

    I noticed that latest version of VLC (3.0.8) cannot open YouTube URLs any more (it had no problem a few weeks ago). I Googled the issue and discovered that VLC is using a library file called youtube.lua to open YouTube videos and this has been updated, but VLC is not yet updated. So the old version of youtube.lua that comes with VLC doesn't open the URLs.

    You can find the latest version https://github.com/videolan/vlc/blob/master/share/lua/playlist/youtube.lua. Click on the link to open the site, then right-click on the

    :)
     
    spapakons, Mar 20, 2020
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  2. YelrishUN Win User

    Is there a way to correct the aspect ratio.

    Is there a way to correct the aspect ratio on my computer. It is stretched sideways and everything is distorted. People look fat.

    Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Performance & system failures
     
    YelrishUN, Mar 20, 2020
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  3. How to change monitor aspect ratio without centering screen

    Hi Ashakil,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern, make sure you are logged in as admin. After that please follow the steps below and check the aspect ratio.


    • Right click on Desktop.

    • Click on Personalize.

    • Advanced display settings,

    • Display Adapter properties

    • Monitor>scaling>Change Aspect Ratio.
    Hope it helps.
     
    SujataMoktan, Mar 20, 2020
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  4. Alicat067 Win User

    Is there a way to override aspect ratio in Youtube?

    Monitor aspect ratio

    On Friday when I came back to my computer after about an hour away, the images on the screen were huge and the aspect ratio is too long. I have tried all the suggested fixes and updated Windows and nothing fixes it. I do a lot of photo editing and
    can't do it this way.

    Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Devices & drivers
     
    Alicat067, Mar 20, 2020
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