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YouTube enters the widescreen world

Sadly, the videos are still the size of postage stamps. Not to be a whiner, but how about expanding the width of the videos to 960 pixels instead of the page? :) Just a thought.

The YouTube Blog reports…

Over the years we've heard a lot of feedback from you about what you'd like to change about YouTube, and the size of our video player is always top of mind. That's why today we're excited to announce a bigger YouTube player.

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. This new, wider player is in a widescreen aspect ratio which we hope will provide you with a cleaner, more powerful viewing experience. And don't worry, your 4:3 aspect ratio videos will play just fine in this new player.

As always, we welcome your feedback and encourage you to share your thoughts with us on this exciting, new change happening for all videos on YouTube.

BTW. YouTube directs me to the UK site all the time now, and I have no idea why. (I was in Ireland last summer; I wonder if that has something to do with it.) But I can’t get it to go to the US site now.

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