Question Why is YouTube doing this?

Discussion in 'YouTube Discussion' started by DragoNate, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. DragoNate

    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    So. Yesterday and today, this is what I see on the preview window (when editing a video) and I very much hate it.
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    YouTube already resizes a perfectly good, high resolution thumbnail from A x B to 720, regardless of values. Now they're making it even smaller by doing this.

    At least when you click on the play button (this one is a scheduled stream for 30 mins from now) it shows full size in the player. No black bars.
     


  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Newbie Member

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    It is not known if its a bug or done deliberately.
    YouTube is aware of it and I seen no response yet that its a bug.
     


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    DragoNate Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Star

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    Very interesting. I hope it's a bug because it's just silly. No one wants to see a picture in a frame that's much tinier than the frame it's in, especially for video.
    At least otherwise, thumbnails do display correctly.
     


  4. Paul

    Paul Well-Known Member TubeBuddy Pro

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    I think it's because YouTube is going to be phasing the old creator studio out and going to the beta. So it's either a formatting thing or YT is getting us used to the smaller thumbnail image over on the beta creator studio.
     


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  5. Steve Richards

    Steve Richards New User

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    Same thing happening to me. Following to see if there's a solution. Good to know I'm not alone here!
     


  6. Damon

    Damon Well-Known Member TubeBuddy User

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    Exactly the same thing happening to me. Goofed up thumbnails. You go through all this trouble to make a proper thumbnail, and now they're messing it up. lol! :confounded::dizzy: :worried::confused:
     


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  7. Andrew

    Andrew Superman Administrator

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    This is making the most sense to me. However, it's just confusing any bit of information from YT would make me feel much better haha!
     


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