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LPT: Got an ultra-wide monitor? Bemused by lack of 21:9 scaling in Netflix, Youtube etc?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by mrk, 25 Jul 2017.

  1. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    Here's your fix :cool:

    Ultrawiddify for Firefox and Chrome.

    Been toying about with it and it works flawlessly in Firefox on both YouTube and Netflix.
     
    Last edited: 25 Jul 2017
  2. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

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    Thanks for this, was using UltraWide Video previously but this has so far proven to be lots easier to use!
     
  3. N19h7m4r3

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Ireland

    Thanks mate! I just ordered a new Ultrawide as well. :D
     
  4. JediFragger

    Capodecina

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    Asus??
     
  5. N19h7m4r3

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Ireland

    Yes sir, PG348Q. Should arrive in Eire Wednesday according to shipping.
     
  6. JediFragger

    Capodecina

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    Nice!! Enjoy man :cool:
     
  7. N19h7m4r3

    Sgarrista

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    I hope I do! Fingers crossed for no BLB nightmare or deadpixels.
     
  8. Doogles

    Mobster

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    I just want a 21:9 144hz monitor, it's the reason I didn't get ultrawide last year.
     
  9. melmac

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Dec 2010

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    Where are you in Ireland? Would love to see that monitor in real life. Thinking about getting one myself. It's either that or get a 40+ TV/monitor to wall mount and use as my monitor. Will probably have to sell my 1070 and move to Vega for Freesync 2. I guess it's nice to have a choice :)
     
  10. N19h7m4r3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Mar 2008

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    Location: Ireland

    I'm in Laois. Here it is, unfortunately the 1080Ti I got was defective. Would artifact and crash the system if I put any load on it.

    Darn shame really, back on the 980Ti right now, and it's struggling even to play WoW at this res. Hopefully my RMA goes through quickly on 1080ti and I get a replacement soon.

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  11. melmac

    Sgarrista

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    Nice setup, the monitor looks fantastic actually.
     
  12. N19h7m4r3

    Sgarrista

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    Happy so far with it. Going to need to get a second smaller desk for my work computer, was hoping I could fit it on there as well. No luck haha.
     
  13. melmac

    Sgarrista

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    Sorry about your 1080ti, that's what you get for selling out and not going Vega :p

    Hope they get you sorted out pretty quickly. Sometimes RMAs take a long time!! Lucky you had a backup card.
     
  14. N19h7m4r3

    Sgarrista

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    Oh damn! The card saw it had a Freesync panel connected to it as well, and blew itself. :p

    Yeah the 980Ti is a loaner from a friend; who I originally sold it to hah.
     
  15. mrk

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    Update!

    Since Firefox/Chrome/Safari etc are all limited to 720P for Netflix, I did some extra digging to try and find a solution to getting 1080P or above with 21:9 support working in Edge and IE and found out that it's actually very easy.

    The solution is to use a custom bookmarklet saved in your favs bar or favs menu, and every time you play a movie that's cinema wide, you click that bookmarklet which enables the zoom controls in the browser (Netflix disables them on every video load). Once done, you can use the SHIFT, CTRL and ALT keys to zoom in and out at varying speeds.

    The code to use in the bookmarklet URL field is this:

    Code:
    javascript:(function(){k='data-shv';v=window.document.getElementsByTagName('video')[0];window.onkeydown=function(e){i=(e.key=='Shift'&&0.01||e.key=='Control'&&-0.01);if(i){i=i*(e.altKey?0.1:1);j=parseFloat(v.getAttribute(k));j=(isNaN(j)?1:j);j=j+i;v.setAttribute(k,j);v.style.transform='scale('+j+')'}}})()
    The above is super easy in IE11 as all you gotta do is edit an existing bookmark and change the URL, then name is accordingly. I have called mine "Netflix UWA fix".

    If you use Edge, then you need to install an additional app as Edge does not let you edit a saved bookmark as MS removed that feature in later updates :rolleyes:

    The editor to use is Edge Manage. This lets you view Edge bookmarks and edit them. Once created, the bookmarklet works in exactly the same way.

    Now all you have to do to watch Netflix in 1080P or 4K is load it up in Edge or IE11 and when you start a movie, simply click the bookmarklet. My monitor is 3440x1440, so not quite 4K, but I like the IE11 method as it allows the pinned IE11 icon to show the Netflix logo:

    The by-product of the JavaScript bookmarklet is that any streaming service in any browser will behave the same way. So 21:9 youtube videos that aren't coded correctly can be zoomed the same way now, so maybe rename the bookrmarklet to "UWA fix" :p
     
    Last edited: 19 Aug 2017