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 standalone PHP. WordPress users should refer to this article instead.

Note

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 Marketplace.


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

    You should now have a directory at 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 by setting the value of youtubeHideBlackBars to true. e.g.

<?php

print TubePressPro::getHTML('youtubeHideBlackBars="true"');



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