[whatwg] video tag: pixel aspect ratio

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 1 04:39:29 PST 2008

On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:
> Now that the pixelratio override is gone, shouldn't the influence of 
> pixel aspect ratio on the layout be removed also?

It is, isn't it? What did I leave in?

> I would prefer if the default were to stretch to fit if both 
> width/height are given, just like for img. Letterboxing/pillarboxing 
> should be the special case, is the idea that we should have the 
> equivalent of SVG:s preserveAspectRatio either via CSS or HTML?

We definitely don't want to stretch the video. One of the important use 
cases if having a video playback area and then playing videos with 
different aspect ratios in that playback area. It should all just work.

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