Before Uploading your video to EZWebPlayer.
The black filler bars that appear around videos do so for a very simple reason-- it means that the player settings are different from the actual video size. If you want clients, customers, viewers, coworkers and employers to see that you know how to properly upload videos, and that you care, then you need to know how to control that setting. The good news is that it is very simple to fix. And the bad news is that it is not simple to describe.
If you make sure that the settings for your video are at the same size all the way through the process of getting your video to Web, you will never have those pesky black filler bars. If the video starts out as a 16x9 wide screen, then make sure that at every opportunity to choose a setting, you choose 16x9. If the video starts out as a 4x3 standard size, then make sure you are choosing 4x3 standard.
This is a very basic function and necessary if you are serious about the appearance of your web videos. It is also one of the most basic and simple, available settings to you as a web video producer that can set your videos apart from the novice.
NOTE: There is a confusing element to describing what causes black filler bars and how to get rid of them. This is because the bars could either be recorded into the video file by mistake, or be caused by the settings of the player through which the video is currently being viewed. But either way, the black bars look the same and similar terms are used in describing how to fix them for either scenario. Basically, in one scenario, the bars were created before viewing the video and in the second scenario the bars are being created while viewing the video.
In the following panels we have done our best to describe those two basic causes of black filler bars, and the fixes for the two most basic video sizes; wide screen and standard. To save time, you could simply make sure that every video you upload to the web has the correct size settings for recording, rendering and playing back-- that's what all this fuss it about.