Add-On: YouTube Black Bars Remover

Most YouTube video thumbnails have horizontal black bars on the top and bottom. This TubePress add-on completely removes these bars, leaving behind a clean and more professional image.

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Notes and Warnings

Note
  • This article applies to TubePress when used in WordPress. Standalone PHP users should refer to this article instead.
     
  • This add-on is pre-installed at no cost for TubePress Express users (including Jimdo and 1&1) and Wix users; you only need to purchase and install the add-on if you are using TubePress as a WordPress plugin or in standalone PHP.
Warning

Use of this add-on will change the aspect ratio of YouTube thumbnails from 4:3 to 16:9. You will likely want to adjust your settings for thumbHeight and thumbWidth.

Installation

  1. Purchase and download this add-on from the TubePress Dashboard.

  2. Unzip the file you downloaded (youtube-black-bars-remover_x_y_z.zip) into the add-ons subdirectory of your TubePress Content Directory (wp-content/tubepress-content/add-ons).

    You should now have a directory at wp-content/tubepress-content/add-ons/youtube-black-bars-remover_x_y_z (where x, y, and z are the major, minor, and micro version numbers of the add-on.

  3. Clear the TubePress system cache once so TubePress discovers the add-on.

Usage

You can activate this add-on from WP Admin > Settings > TubePress. Navigate to the "Thumbnails" tab and scroll to the bottom of the page. There you will see a checkbox which enables/disables the black bar removal.



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