Vertical video sheds its black bars on YouTube, Android app adds dark mode – Ars Technica

Ars Technica
The YouTube desktop site was designed for 16:9 video, with videos in any other aspect ratio—most commonly 4:3 for old TV material or 9:16 for vertical smartphone video—padded with black bars until they fit the 16:9 box. In a change that Google is …
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