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Hello Hudson! I understand that you’re facing an issue with YouTube videos not playing in the correct aspect ratio, and it’s affecting your viewing experience. Let’s explore some potential solutions and insights to help you resolve this problem:

  1. Check video player settings: Within the YouTube video player, click on the gear icon to access the settings menu. Ensure that the “Quality” setting is set to “Auto” or a resolution that matches your device’s screen aspect ratio. Experiment with different quality settings to see if it resolves the aspect ratio issue.
  2. Update your browser: Outdated browsers can sometimes cause display issues on YouTube. Ensure that you are using the latest version of your web browser. Updating to the latest version can help resolve compatibility issues and ensure optimal playback.
  3. Disable browser extensions: Certain browser extensions or add-ons can interfere with YouTube’s video playback and cause aspect ratio problems. Try disabling any extensions you have installed and see if the issue persists.
  4. Try a different browser: If the issue persists, try accessing YouTube using a different web browser. Different browsers can handle video playback and aspect ratios differently, so testing with an alternative browser can help identify if the problem is specific to your current browser.
  5. Clear browser cache: Clearing your browser’s cache can sometimes resolve display issues. Go to your browser’s settings and clear the cache and cookies. Restart the browser and try playing YouTube videos again.
  6. Test on a different device: If possible, try accessing YouTube on a different device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or another computer. This will help determine if the issue is specific to your current device or more widespread.
  7. Report the issue to YouTube: If none of the above steps resolve the aspect ratio problem, it’s a good idea to report the issue directly to YouTube. They have a dedicated support team that can investigate further and provide assistance. Look for the “Help” or “Support” section on the YouTube website to find the appropriate channels to report the issue.
It’s worth noting that sometimes the aspect ratio issue can be specific to certain videos. Content creators have control over the aspect ratio in their videos, and if they upload videos with non-standard aspect ratios, it can result in distorted playback. In such cases, there may not be a direct solution, as it is up to the content creator to address the aspect ratio issue in their videos.

I hope these suggestions help you resolve the problem of YouTube videos not playing in the correct aspect ratio. Best of luck, and I hope you can enjoy YouTube videos without any distortion or scaling problems!