Was just browsing my tech video YouTube channel when I played one of my videos and found a pleasant surprise: a full-fledged widescreen video player.
See for yourself, it’s quite an interesting experience with videos that were meant to be displayed in the true widescreen format.
At first I thought it would only do that for videos whose dimensions would fit a widescreen format, but it seems like all videos will be displayed as best possible in the new and wider player. Overall, I’m quite happy with YouTube’s move. Makes it clear that video content takes center stage.