- by Ke, 2 months agoRated 1 out of 5playing it with 4k is laggy. I try it with both Firefox and Google Chorme, Firebox is slightly better but still laggy. I use RTX 3070I for GPU and i7 10700K CPU. 32GB RAM. Its not using much of my CPU (30%-40%), memory (35%-45%) and GPU (40%-60%) but somehow it doesn't play smooth when I turn Ultrawidify on
- by vee, 6 months agoRated 1 out of 5This plugin did not restore its default values on uninstall. I tried to use plugin to fix some wrong aspect ratio video but did not work as expect, so I uninstall but everything did not restore to its default.
- 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.
Developer responseposted 3 years ago> 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, 4 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.
Developer responseposted 4 years ago> 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 Mateus, 4 years agoRated 1 out of 5it doesnt crop properly, it just do a zoom, and every video i watch i need to enable this app, terrible
Developer responseposted 4 years agoBug reports this way please ---> https://github.com/xternal7/ultrawidify/issues
Take care to include browser version, OS, monitor resolution, other extensions.
Potentially also screenshots because I don't know what the hell you mean with 'doesn't crop properly'. "Fit to width" should crop perfectly if you're watching 21:9 content encoded in non-21:9 aspect ratio on a 21:9 monitor.
And if you have a monitor with aspect ratio wider than 21:9 (this one Samsung), you should use 'Force aspect ratio' option for proper letterbox removal.
(Also please note I'm currently on hiatus due to some personal issues. If all goes well, I'll be able to continue with October)
EDIT: I think I might have randomly stumbled over the "doesn't crop properly" instance. There's this trailer for Salt that's 16:9 + letterbox, but the video isn't 21:9. This leads to extension cropping away too much:
Which is why there's zoom/unzoom binds.
Automatic aspect ratio was impossible(-ish)¹ a year ago. It's still impossible-ish¹ now.
¹It's actually within the realm of theoretical possibility, but whether that's gonna work with Youtube is unclear until I test it. There's also further potential complication with attempting auto-aspect ratio on youtube, vaguely outlined under this review:
TL;DR: potential performance issues.
Inb4 "but it can be done on netflix" — Netflix aspect ratio "autodetection" isn't true autodetection and is only possible because IMDB generally posts aspect ratio of every movie it knows.