FACEBOOK TIP VIDEO DISPLAY
If you’re ever wondering why a video or photo you’ve lodged on FaceBook via You Tube seems to crop the picture, with video it’s often on the right hand side these days since most videos are 16:9 in format – well it’s nothing to do with the production company for a start, or shouldn’t be! No, seriously, it’s the way Facebook works. To get the image to display correctly you need to click the down arrow in the top right hand corner of the post box, and then check ‘highlight’ which will enable the image to display correctly.
People are more often very accepting of strange display modes on the web these days; we’ve seen no end of weird frame sizes for videos – 99 times out of 100 the original was perfect and it’s something to do with the html or web design element. The old adage from my BBC days seems to ring true: it’s okay leaving us!