When viewing your embedded video, black bars appear at the top and bottom, or sides of your video.
The width and height of the player does not match the aspect ratio of the video. In order to avoid squeezing or stretching your video, the Vidyard player will insert black bars where necessary to accommodate for the extra room in the width or height of the player.
In the example below, a video filmed at a 16:9 aspect ratio is viewed in a player sized at 640x480 which represents a 4:3 aspect ratio.
Adjust the player width and height dimensions to reflect the aspect ratio of the video. To resize a player please use the resizing options in the player settings article.
If you are not sure what the aspect ratio of your video is, you can resize your player to match the dimensions of your video, then adjust the player size to maintain the aspect ratio. Many popular desktop video players such as QuickTime or VLC can provide you with the dimensions of the video. MediaInfo will also display the dimensions of the video as well as the aspect ratio.
- In the Size of Embedded Video settings, clear the Lock Aspect Ratio checkbox.
- Enter the video width and height.
- Click Lock Aspect Ratio.
- Change the width or height to the desired value. The alternate value will be automatically adjusted to maintain the new aspect ratio.
Common aspect ratios and associated player sizes
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