1. dale-c's Avatar
    I don't use my phone for video much but I do watch netflix some on my tablet.

    I watch some older TV shows in 4x3 format and I wondered how that would be on the passport.
    I would think it would be about the same as a 16x9 screen in terms of the amount of wasted space. The difference being that a wide screen would have bars at the side and the square on the bottom.

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    12-19-14 08:10 PM
  2. dejanh's Avatar
    For 4:3 content about 1/3 of the vertical screen space will be black bars. Split in two that's 1/6 on the top and 1/6 on the bottom. For 16:9, about 2/3 of the screen will be black bars, which means 1/3 on the top and 1/3 on the bottom, double that of 4:3 content. Passport screen is actually reasonably well suited for watching 4:3 content. Not so much for 16:9.

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    12-19-14 08:57 PM
  3. dale-c's Avatar
    I understand that, though thanks for pointless out the numbers. Should have though about that.

    I was asking about watching 4x3 video on a passport vs a typical screen like an iPhone.

    It would seem to me that it would be similar, just that the bars would be in different places.

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    12-19-14 09:00 PM
  4. dejanh's Avatar
    I understand that, though thanks for pointless out the numbers. Should have though about that.

    I was asking about watching 4x3 video on a passport vs a typical screen like an iPhone.

    It would seem to me that it would be similar, just that the bars would be in different places.

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    Correct, and in fact 4:3 video would look better on the Passport. Less letterboxing.

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    12-20-14 02:05 AM
  5. nah.uhh's Avatar
    Save the pic or use cb10s light theme
    4x3 video content on Passport display-img_20141220_025315.png

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    12-20-14 02:54 AM
  6. Michal Be's Avatar
    Here is how my Netflix app looks on my Passport
    4x3 video content on Passport display-img_20141220_094035.png

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    12-20-14 03:42 AM
  7. dale-c's Avatar
    So, you can crop with Netflix? I have really wanted that feature.

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    12-20-14 11:32 PM
  8. dale-c's Avatar
    I understand that, though thanks for pointless out the numbers. Should have though about that.

    I was asking about watching 4x3 video on a passport vs a typical screen like an iPhone.

    It would seem to me that it would be similar, just that the bars would be in different places.

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    Ughh all of those mistakes.
    I can't wait to get a real keyboard again.

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    12-20-14 11:33 PM
  9. dejanh's Avatar
    Here is how my Netflix app looks on my Passport
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    That's a really severe crop though. Almost 2/3 of the video are cropped. In 10.3.1 you have more aspect change options for Android apps that allow running Netflix without the massive cropping. If the cropping was to 4:3, I would not mind it, but it's not. A lot of the video is lost.

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    12-21-14 12:21 AM
  10. dale-c's Avatar
    That isn't true. Less that half would be cropped from a 16x9.

    16x8 would be half so for 2/3 of the video to be cropped the aspect ratio would need to be something like 15x5.


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    12-21-14 02:43 PM

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