- by Firefox user 15067940, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5This is the best smart ultrawide extension you can get. Most other either you have to keep toggle on and off depends on the content aspect ratio. This one is automatically detect the content and fit the content to your screen ratio. WOW
- by Firefox user 14496309, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5it do not streaching the image automaticaly on youtube??, so you have to click evrey time on video stetting/ streaching/ basic??, when u run another videoclip you have to click again to work. Can u add the function to automaticaly streach image?? (on function ''site checking youtube'' i have ticked streach based but this fuction doest work but is doesnt work cause i have to click evrey time on video stetting/ streaching/ basic)
- by ramsalemix, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Great extension for Ultrawide(21:9) users.
The only problem I have is with the stretching mode
Even if I set in Extention Settings
Enable this extention: Always
Default stretching mode: Basic
I even set in Site Settings
Default stretching mode: Basic
I am watching full screen video in youtube and its not stretched so I need to exit full screen click Ultrawidify video settings and click on basic and only then enter full screen again and it stretched, so even though its experimental it works but exhausting since its not automatic and there is no keyboard shortcuts for stretch mode.
- by Heinz, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5I tested a couple of ultrawide video extensions on the Firefox Add-ons site, and this one is clearly superior.
One feature I miss is an on/off toggle (by keypress), or an option to rebind the shortcut keys.The option to rebind the keyboard shortcuts is definitely one of the things that I'm planning to add at some point, the problem is that something more pressing always comes in the way.
On/off toggle is a good idea, actually, but I'll have to think about it. (toggling and three states don't always mix too well).
- by Firefox user 14066509, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Okay really good extenstion that works well but I have 2 suggestions:
1. Change the default keybinds from the single to a ctrl+alt+. This is necessary to avoid unwanted aspect ratio changes while typing in streams chat.
2. Add more popular aspect ratios like 2.37:1 that most ultrawide monitor (and films) use. Most are imporperly called 21:9 but in reality is not 21:9. Even better give us the chance to add custom aspect ratios.1. The extension actually shouldn't apply aspect ratio when you're typing in a text field in the first place. That seems to be a bug. Nice to know.
2. 21:9 option already uses 2.35:1 (might even be 2:39:1) internally (since most 21:9 videos use that ratio). Custom aspect ratios are on the menu (popular request), but they are not the biggest priority -- the next features to hit would be stretching, zooming (maybe) and improvements to autodetection (which often stops working when watching two videos back-to-back).
- by Firefox user 14008913, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Barely working plugin.
1) Auto detection is fully broken, takes a lot of ressources doing nothing. Constantly switches itself off. After reloading website on Youtube works for some minutes and adjusts (sometimes not correctly) content with huge delay (>10seconds at least). But as content inside same video switches proportions (specially trailer tend to show scenes in 21:9 with blackbar but the general cinema announcment in 16:9) plugin doesnt notice anything and remains idle.
If the plugin managed to recognize video you can at least enforce resizing with shortcuts. But too often the plugin failed to recognize any content and you have to reload the page, as nothing else will help you.
2) No real website profiling. Sad. Some presets would be nice.
3) If the site has more than one video (e.g. Steam Store) the plugin fails to recognize any second, third, further video and is not able to stretch these.
It's a shame. A simple edge/blackborder detection would have done the job easily. At least general ultrawide support and awareness is raising.> A simple edge/blackborder detection would have done the job easily.
There's no such thing as "simple edge/blackborder detection." I've started the entire autodetection approach with a "simple" approach first, and it quickly became obvious that simple doesn't cut it. There's simply too much false positives. But we'll come back to auto-detection later.
> After reloading website on Youtube works for some minutes and adjusts (sometimes not correctly) content with huge delay (&gt;10seconds at least).
Technical limitations. Youtube starts playing video before the page has finished loading. Extensions (to my knowledge) only start running when webpage has been fully loaded.
In addition to that, there's two more problems that can cause additional delays:
* there's edge cases which cause autodetection script to do nothing, because video doesn't contain enough data to determine the aspect ratio
> But too often the plugin failed to recognize any content
Too often, the popup seems to lie.
> Auto detection is fully broken, takes a lot of ressources doing nothing. Constantly switches itself off.
To date, ridiculously great amounts of time were spent trying to improve resource usage (especially RAM usage, which gets really bad if you run autodetection script more than two times a second), and the answer has consistently been 'pound sand' and 'cry is free'.
EDIT: Apparently the bug where autodetection shuts itself on between videos is back. However, there's a new feature that turns off automatic detection when it detects things are taking too much time, so I'll leave this bit here.
Too long is 15 milliseconds, which seems like a reasonable number for various reasons.
Consistently means 'over 15 milliseconds for more than 5 seconds in a row.'
> 3) If the site has more than one video (e.g. Steam Store) the plugin fails to recognize any second, third, further video and is not able to stretch these.
Known issue. There's no easy solution as each approach to pages with multiple videos has some drawbacks. At the end of the day, though, things take time, and priorities are Youtube > Netflix > Amazon Prime (currently not officually supported) > everything else (also no official support), though.
There's a reason extension is disabled elsewhere by default. We've had that experiment once and it was a bit too ambitious.
EDIT: whoopsie, it seems that the bug with autodetection not starting on video change is back. Sorry about those earlier assumptions.
¹Okay webasm is an unexplored venue. It's going to stay unexplored for a while. WebGL is another thing that sounds like something possibility worth exploring if I had time to explore the possibilites. Both would be a ton of work requiring a ton of time, and time is something that's a bit hard to come by with a full time job.
- by Firefox user 13885103, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Doesn’t work anymore. The aspect-ratio buttons are gone and the automatic aspect-ratio works perfectly wrong every time, so it’s useless.> the automatic aspect-ratio works perfectly wrong every time, so it’s useless.
Untick this: https://imgur.com/iN1orfZ
Also go here: -> https://github.com/xternal7/ultrawidify/issues
and add a few links (with timestamps, preferably) to the problematic videos. Optionally also include screenshots that illustrate the issue.
> The aspect-ratio buttons are gone
Moved to here, actually: https://imgur.com/Irfd05Q - and keyboard shortcuts should still work.
- by Firefox user 13828963, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5I really like this extension when watching mixed aspect-ratio videos, the extension quickly catches the black bars and shrinks or stretches the video automatically to the correct ratio.
Sadly I had to uninstall the extension, as it breaks video players on several sites including reddit. The blacklist option doesn't work to resolve this issue. Would love to install again someday when this is fixed.The issue with reddit and other sites should be fixed. It's not a proper fix, I've just set extension to not work on any site other than youtube or netflix and sites that you explicitly enabled via the extension button/popup.
I've also kinda solved the problem with the memory leak: extension will only check for changes in aspect ratio once per second if the video is playing. This massively reduces RAM usage back to acceptable/negligible levels.