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Guide: Watch videos in full width aspect ratio (19:9)

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This guide is for users who are not bothered by the notch/cutout area, and want to view videos in full width.

The Galaxy S10 series has a display resolution of 3040x1440, which makes the aspect ratio 19:9.

Instructions

To make videos play full width. You will need to get a video player app that can
i) set a custom aspect ratio
ii) keep videos native aspect ratio

For this guide I will be using MPV (Get it on F-Droid)
Why MPV? It is an open source video player that can read from a configuration file (VLC on Android is useless)

  1. Download MPV from F-Droid
  2. Launch MPV
  3. Go to Settings > Advanced > Edit mpv.conf
  4. Insert these lines
    Code:
    # set aspect ratio to 19:9
    --video-aspect-override=19:9
    --keepaspect
Videos should now take up the entire screen. :cool:

Tip: This also means that when playing a native web video directly from the URI, you can stream/share it to open in MPV to play them in full width, rather than in 16:9. For advanced users, you can also do this with Termux (termux-open / termux-url-opener).
 
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    This guide is for users who are not bothered by the notch/cutout area, and want to view videos in full width.

    The Galaxy S10 series has a display resolution of 3040x1440, which makes the aspect ratio 19:9.

    Instructions

    To make videos play full width. You will need to get a video player app that can
    i) set a custom aspect ratio
    ii) keep videos native aspect ratio

    For this guide I will be using MPV (Get it on F-Droid)
    Why MPV? It is an open source video player that can read from a configuration file (VLC on Android is useless)

    1. Download MPV from F-Droid
    2. Launch MPV
    3. Go to Settings > Advanced > Edit mpv.conf
    4. Insert these lines
      Code:
      # set aspect ratio to 19:9
      --video-aspect-override=19:9
      --keepaspect
    Videos should now take up the entire screen. :cool:

    Tip: This also means that when playing a native web video directly from the URI, you can stream/share it to open in MPV to play them in full width, rather than in 16:9. For advanced users, you can also do this with Termux (termux-open / termux-url-opener).