Post Reply Crunchy-roll App - S8 Aspect Ratio compatibility
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Posted 6/21/17
I just upgraded to a Galaxy S8, freaking love it.

I know YouTube has a button that can automatically crop or stretch the video you are watching to take advantage of the whole screen.

When I watch anime on my phone through the crunchyroll app, it has black bars on the sides of the video due to the awkward aspect ratio of the screen.

not bothered by it, just a thought popped in my head about if there will ever be a small update to the android app to support something that can let someone use the whole screen.

I know one thing of concern would be subtitles might get cut off toward the bottom of the screen, I don't know.

- Any thoughts?
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Posted 7/5/17 , edited 7/5/17
Is your s8 running the app without issues?
I can only get about 20-40 seconds to play before it locks up.
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sorry for late reply, when I'm on wifi, it works really quickly/no issues, I usually avoid using data for crunchyroll.
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Posted 7/10/17 , edited 7/10/17

JCoz323 wrote:

I just upgraded to a Galaxy S8, freaking love it.

I know YouTube has a button that can automatically crop or stretch the video you are watching to take advantage of the whole screen.

When I watch anime on my phone through the crunchyroll app, it has black bars on the sides of the video due to the awkward aspect ratio of the screen.

not bothered by it, just a thought popped in my head about if there will ever be a small update to the android app to support something that can let someone use the whole screen.

I know one thing of concern would be subtitles might get cut off toward the bottom of the screen, I don't know.

- Any thoughts?


Horizontal stretching usually makes the picture look kinda awkward, as it gives all characters broad bodies and faces.
The other way to do this is vertical cropping, which will result in the loss of actual image, maybe even the area that has the subtitles in it.
Posted 7/10/17 , edited 7/10/17

shinryou wrote:
Horizontal stretching usually makes the picture look kinda awkward, as it gives all characters broad bodies and faces.
The other way to do this is vertical cropping, which will result in the loss of actual image, maybe even the area that has the subtitles in it.


Yeah, this was my initial thought too. I'm on the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and thought whether or not it would be worth asking for an app update that would utilize this aspect ratio. Then again, the programmer in me realized that asking for an aspect ratio correction/configuration for an aspect ratio that isn't commonly used (yet, or if ever) is a bit of a complicated request. To just change the aspect ratio would mean, as you mentioned, oddly-shaped images (elongated or wider).

JCoz323: One thing you can do is force your phone to make the app render in "full screen" (which will force is to the aspect ratio to a degree). I've done this a few times with CR and felt it was better just to leave it as it was.
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Posted 7/10/17
I agree with what you guys are saying, not necessarily upset over it since I know the s8 aspect ratio is one of the firsts on a smart phone. I feel phones in the future may start to have awkward aspect ratios like the s8, I'd say to make an option available (if possible) kind of like how YouTube does it I suppose. I know it'll be bothersome that way since subtitles will most likely be affected, but more options are better than none at all I'd say.
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