Most idiot movie distributors still encode black bars. Only Netflix, YouTube, and HBO seem to care about allowing their web players to do a 21:9 zoom in. Even then, not all 21:9 titles are like that.
I still have to change resolutions and use my monitor's "cinema zoom" for a lot of 21:9 content online. I might be mistaken, but I think licensing agreements forbid software from zooming in encrypted/ DRM content.
It's a joke really... how far behind movie and TV distributors are in adding features that would take a code monkey 10 minutes to implement.
Maybe if XBOX adds this, content providers will wake up.
I did find Ultrawidify extension for Chrome and FF, it works for some web players and not others. So you need to search for video-zoom extensions that work for particular sites... again... websites could just implement this feature... encoding black bars is kind of a relic from Blu-ray spec. Since we're in the age of streaming with constantly updated software, there is no need really to encode black bars or offer an easy zoom button.
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