Comments on postKatch
Angelo Milanetti
@angelomilan · UX Designer, Rivals
One thing is frustrating: 99% of meerkat broadcasts are vertical videos. (don't try to change people behaviour, it won't happen) When you upload a vertical video, youtube adds those black bands left and right. And, while it's understandable on desktop, I hate to watch a video like that on mobile. shame on you, youtube! :D How youtube should fix this: when someone uploads a vertical video, create 2 different versions of the video. Automatically check what device I'm using, and show me the vertical video in full screen! Can any of you guys come up with a temporary solution to this? (Maybe a youtube mobile client for vertical videos ?)
Dave Ambrose
@daveambrose · Steadfast Venture Capital
@angelomilan @benrbn was interviewed at SXSW a few weeks ago discussing the decision to broadcast vertically v. horizontally and I have to agree with him: https://twitter.com/daveambrose/... tl;dr the Meerkat team realizes the web view on video is poor now when it's shot horizontal, but I'd expect an update from them soon.
jonas
@jnsdls · Yeah, I don't know either.
@angelomilan @benrbn @daveambrose I have just been manually changing the CSS whenever I wanted to actively watch something on the web. :)
Dylan Feltus
@dylanfeltus · Designer and Entrepreneur
@sleinadsanoj me too! @benrbn add that max-width to desktop 😉
Angelo Milanetti
@angelomilan · UX Designer, Rivals
@daveambrose hi Dave, actually I agree with you: live broadcasts should stay vertical. Meerkat did it right... I was just referring to youtube and watching #katch recordings on youtube from mobile ;)