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Windows 7: You Tube Display Problem?

21 Jun 2011   #1
Judesman

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
You Tube Display Problem?

There are two large black boxes either side of the You Tube display using IE9. I am sure these weren't there the last time I went to You Tube most likely about a month ago. You Tube seems to display correctly in Firefox with links appearing to the right of the display. I have recently re-installed Flashplayer which is now up to date and I think I updated Java recently. I also downloaded up to date graphics card drivers to see if that was the problem but it isn't. Everything else in You Tube seems to be working normally. Any thoughts please?




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21 Jun 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That is to do with aspect ratios. The YouTube player utilises the 16:9 format, meaning that 16:9 videos will fill the screen area. The video you mention is recorded in 4:3 format, and is displayed with black bands down either side. In a similar way, a 4:3 aspect screen will correctly display 4:3 videos, but for 16:9 videos will display them with the black bars above and below, known as letterbox mode.
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21 Jun 2011   #3
Judesman

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Dwarf. I understand about the asect ratio what I mean is those big square boxes to the left and right of the display that go right to the edge of the screen. I am sure they never used to be there.
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21 Jun 2011   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This is how it displays for me. I've managed to stop it in the same place. Is this what you mean?

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Posted from Windows 8 build 7989 with the included version of IE9.


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21 Jun 2011   #5
Judesman

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

No, if you look at my attachment there are large black boxes each side of the display. You have links to the right and a blank white area to the left which is how You Tube used to display for me
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21 Jun 2011   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

That is the sort of display you should get if the video is "expanded".

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Expanded -
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21 Jun 2011   #7
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hardly a problem The video displays properly the dark grey boxes are an improvement over white to my eyes, you can get extensions in Opera & Firefox , I use the Turn off the lights ext in Opera
"The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the video as if you were in the cinema."
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21 Jun 2011   #8
Judesman

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Kado 897. That is how it all looks in Firefox. I believe that is how it should display in IE9 and I am sure that a few weeks ago that is how it used to look. In Normal you have the links along side the video I have two large black/grey boxes. I am wondering what has happened.

Stve, I understand what you say but I think something has gone wrong somewhere.


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21 Jun 2011   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes. You are right. IE9 works as it should for me too. Not sure what your problem is but these things are generally caused by add-ons. You might try disabling them except flash of course and if that is ok put them back one at a time.
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21 Jun 2011   #10
Judesman

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

kado897, I am afraid that didn't work.
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