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Youtube Video Crop


I am wanting to crop the YouTube video I have uploaded onto my site. My videos aspect ratio is slim at 10:4 and would I want to remove the black edges due to my cropped video on my site. It’s a panoramic video. I am not sure if I am doing it correctly as I have adjusted size and position on a DIV which the Youtube video is in.

The top is okay but the bottom still has the black edge framing.

I am switching over from Squarespace to Webflow and enjoying the freedom Webflow has on design.

Thanks a lot

YouTube aspect ratio 16:9 - if you upload 10:6 video - you see black bars (No way to change this). Read more her


  • Use background video (Not youtube player)
  • Crop or stretch the video to 16:9 by any software/tool out there (Premier and so on).
  • Put the video inside a div wrapper smaller than the video (And use overflow: hidden). Cons: This idea will hide video controls/ui.

Anyway add live URL.

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Thanks a lot for your quick response :slight_smile:

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I don’t think changing aspect ratio is a good method, because it still keeps the black bars. A better way is to crop (remove the black part) your video to 16:9 in some video cropping software. But you should pay attention to that if it stretches your cropped video to fit the original aspect ratio (Oops, back to 10:6).

I’m also a YouTuber created so many videos, and for sure used many free and paid software. And I found this article gives a detailed review over video cropping utilities and I will leave the link here in case any people need it.

Hi, what was the solution? Could you crop the video? In if someone will need help with the cropping of the video I can suggest you this software called movavi. Maybe you heard about it. It has two pros that made me use it: it’s free and doesn’t ruin the quality of the video.