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Please go back to 16:9 (Poll added)

What is the screen aspect ratio that you use to watch LTT videos on?  

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  1. 1. What is the screen aspect ratio that you use to watch LTT videos on?

    • 16:9
      181
    • 2:1 (18:9)
      27
    • 4:3
      6
    • 1:1
      3
    • 1.85:1
      1
    • 3:2
      4
    • 5:4
      0
    • 3:1
      1
    • 7:3 (21:9)
      22
    • 8:5 (16:10)
      11
    • Other
      13


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22 hours ago, poochyena said:

If someone has a 18:9 phone, they can just zoom in and crop part of the image. No reason to crop the image for people on a 16:9 display when people on a 18:9 display can do it themselves.

72.5% for 16:9, all I can say is...

 

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I'd actually like slightly bigger than their 16:9 cousins (to keep about the same vertical space, just make em wider) 18:9 monitors. 

Like if 27" is good for 1440p, then we should have an 18:9 "1440p" 29" monitor too

I think it would be a nice middle ground between 21:9 and 16:9. 


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Personally, I don't mind.

Watching most LTT videos on my PC, I find the bars don't really bother me, as they look more like letter boxes i.m.o., which - although not always "fitting" the video's "style"(I think I remember watching an 18:9 LTT video for the first time, I guess I subconsciously noticed something was different, although it didn't feel wrong, but a bit more dramatic, as, at first, I thought the aspect ratio was only going to be different for the first part of the video, so that one's on me😋😅), so to speak -, kind of add a touch of "cinematicness", if that makes sense... :P

 

(I only own devices with screens that have 16:9 aspect ratios by the way😅)


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1 hour ago, wONKEyeYEs said:

72.5% for 16:9, all I can say is...

Sounds impressive until you realize that it's like 30 people who voted.

 

I don't mind the new aspect ratio. I'm watching on a 21:9 so either way it's not gonna be perfect and I don't watch the videos in fullscreen mode anyway. 


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4 hours ago, corrado33 said:

Our core fans want one thing but statistics show that we should go somewhere else so screw our core fans.

 

I believe that's what's called a "sellout." 

Yeah a lot of those vocal so called "core fans" on forums don't miss any opportunity to shit on their videos or straight out brag how they haven't watched any LTT video in months/years xD


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1 hour ago, Lathlaer said:

Yeah a lot of those vocal so called "core fans" on forums don't miss any opportunity to shit on their videos or straight out brag how they haven't watched any LTT video in months/years xD

You could argue that the "core fans" were the ones that were there first, and actually liked the tech content, and are actually pretty tech savvy while the fans LMG are catering to now are the "new" ones who aren't super tech savvy and want different, more exciting, more exaggerated content. 

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I mean I guess if you want to make the argument that 18:9 just simply looks better, thats one thing, but Linus clearly said its because "most people use their phone to watch our videos now" which seems to imply that most people watch on a 18:9 display, but with only ~8% voting on that option... its clearly not true.

 

Clearly the best solution here is to just make 360 videos. /s

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6 hours ago, poochyena said:

I mean I guess if you want to make the argument that 18:9 just simply looks better, thats one thing, but Linus clearly said its because "most people use their phone to watch our videos now" which seems to imply that most people watch on a 18:9 display, but with only ~8% voting on that option... its clearly not true.

Would be really fun to get some more information from LTT about that statistic. Because YouTube's own statistic are bugged in this case, some TV:s are and chromecast are  reported in the wrong category so it's really hard to know how many phone users you have.

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It's seems an odd choice to invest in a high end video production pipeline if you've decided that the audience that matters is the audience that doesn't care about video quality.

 

People who watch YouTube on their phones don't care about video quality, if they did care they wouldn't be viewing it on a 5~6" screen.

 

Also, if you're going to go down this route you may as well fully commit to it and embrace VERTICAL VIDEO 😉

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1 hour ago, NottJim said:

Also, if you're going to go down this route you may as well fully commit to it and embrace VERTICAL VIDEO 😉

Thats how he has said his wife watches netflix movies, holding the phone vertically.

get ready for 9:18 videos!

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Sorry bruv I like having my screen filled for once, there's stuff I miss out on when it's cropped.


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I can understand wanting to appeal to the broader audience... but... was anyone really asking for the 2:1 aspect ratio? Was anyone on an iPhone X thinking “LTT sucks, I can’t even tell I have a notch when I watch their videos!”? Every time I watch an LTT video now, I’m distracted looking at black bars that shouldn’t be there, bars that pretty much no other YouTube channel has... and I forget to pay attention to the video.

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On 1/4/2019 at 9:50 PM, King Poet said:

[protests in ultrawide]

It is quite nice having significantly smaller vertical black bars, and if the content is centered properly throughout a video you can sometimes get away with zooming it to fit 👌


 

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On 1/4/2019 at 11:41 PM, KaminKevCrew said:

I just assumed that LTT was using wider aspect ratios because they are the standard in cinema...

I thought it was because they seem to do everything half retarded these days...

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1 hour ago, Ja50n said:

I can understand wanting to appeal to the broader audience

I can too, which is why I created the poll. Clearly 18:9 is NOT the broader audience like Linus seems to have said it was. 100+ people is a half way decent sample size too.

If 18:9 was actually 50% of the audience or something, then fine, I'd concede... but it very clearly isn't.

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26 minutes ago, poochyena said:

I can too, which is why I created the poll. Clearly 18:9 is NOT the broader audience like Linus seems to have said it was. 100+ people is a half way decent sample size too.

If 18:9 was actually 50% of the audience or something, then fine, I'd concede... but it very clearly isn't.

Be careful, as I’d say there’s a lot of bias in your results. The majority of people visiting the forum, finding your post, and then weighing in by voting and commenting are probably very unhappy with the move away from 16:9... it would be interesting to see the results of a Strawpoll during a WAN show for a broader audience polling, though hopefully the results would be similar :)

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i mentioned this on forums a while back and people were furious ,

but i think the wider aspect ratio is kinda nice, only because it looks nice in cinema mode on youtube


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Here's the problem 

 

16:9 is very well the dominant aspect ratio, but there are now other options such as ultrawide ones alongside the plethora of phones with the notch and a different aspect ratio. 

 

So it's either keep 16:9 and having the rest crop in or go ultrawide but have others live with black bars on the top and bottom. 

 

What's the compromise? 


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On 1/9/2019 at 6:17 AM, poochyena said:

Clearly 18:9 is NOT the broader audience like Linus seems to have said it was.

Don't they have, like, better ways to gauge the % of people watching than a poll on a forum?

 

I don't really know what kind of mechanism of tracking this sort of data YT gives its creators.


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