Before knowing the YouTube video's right aspect ratio, there are three common video aspect ratios you should know.
1:1 aspect ratio: square aspect ratio which is used in some cameras for medium format photography.
4:3 aspect ratio: aspect ratio of standard definition TVs. It is also used for some digital photo cameras.
16:9 aspect ratio: common for widescreen TVs and the standard format for high definition TVs.
For the YouTube platform, whether you upload a video with whatever aspect ratio, the system will automatically crop the screen or fill it with black bars around the video to make it 16:9. So the right aspect ratio of YouTube video can be 16:9. To make your YouTube video performs well, you’d better resize YouTube video to 16:9.
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Launch the YouTube video resizer after downloading and installing it to your PC and click to enter the Converter module on its initial interface. Then press the upper right +Add Files button to import the target videos or drag them to the blank space of the program.
There are two handy ways to resize YouTube video to the right 16:9 aspect ratio. Just read on to choose your preferred one.
Way 1— Adjust Video Aspect Ratio with Parameter Settings
Go to the Parameter settings under the format image. In the pop-up window, you can see the Aspect Ratio settings under the Video Settings part. Click it to select 16:9 from the drop-down list. Here you can also customize other parameters based on your demands.
Way 2— Crop the Video to 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Besides choosing one fixed aspect ratio, you can also use the video cropping tool to crop the unwanted screen parts and then change it to 16:9 aspect ratio. You just need to hit the crop button on the video toolbar to bring up the Crop window. To quickly change the video to YouTube right aspect ratio, you can choose the Fixed Aspect Ratio and then drag the dotted box to your desired area. You can also fine-tune the selected video area. After that, click OK to save the setting and return to the main interface.
Tips: Here you can also edit the video for YouTube with the provided video editing tools.
After resizing the video files, ensure that the displayed format image on the right side of the interface matched with YouTube supported formats, like MP4. MOV, AVI, etc. Or if you need to convert the video to YouTube format, you can click on the format icon and choose YouTube (for MP4) under the Web tab.
Specify an output path by clicking the inverted triangle button. Finally, press Run button to start exporting the resized videos in one go. Then you can upload the video to YouTube with the right aspect ratio.
Above is the information about the YouTube right aspect ratio and how to resize YouTube video to the right aspect ratio (16:9). You can also take it to resize videos for other social media like Instagram, Twitter, etc. Just get this handy tool to resize your video now!
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