YouTube goes widescreen

YouTube users will have noticed some major changes to the popular video-sharing website. The video player has been transformed from 4:3 to a widescreen 16:9 giving a cinematic feel to your favourite virals.

The move allows widescreen videos to be viewed in all of their glory, while 4:3 vids will be played in the new player with black borders. According to Google, everyone's a winner as the quality of the videos will be increased.

"We're expanding the width of the page to 960 pixels to better reflect the quality of the videos you create and the screens that you use to watch them." But the changes haven't gone down well with all YouTube users. Many have said that there should still be a 4:3 option to avoid watching videos with the black bars.

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