Wednesday, March 25, 2009

YouTube Error: Annotation size/ratio-aspect in Embeds

When YouTube played with the aspect-ratio (that is how the size/shape of the video in relation to the video-screen size/shape) and played with the in-video annotations editing, it messed up how the annotations look.

For example, this picture below is of a YouTube video which was uploaded before the high/low quality option. But the aspect-ratio is wide screen and fills up the whole YouTube player. The annotations were also edited in the video, not with the annotations editor. This is how it looks when it is embedded on another website:
YouTube player embedded
YouTube annotation embedded

Notice how tiny the annotation square is and how small the font is... it is practically unread able. This is not supposed to be how it looks...

It should look like this:
YouTube player
YouTube annotation

YouTube should not have released annotations until they were ready. They should have left it in its beta form. In addition, annotations should be the same size (or at least readable) what ever the size of the player they are on.

***If you have a complaint, email me at and I will probably post it.

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