Talk:2119: Video Orientation

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[IMG][/IMG] More readable:I think this could be done with text too. 13:41, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Obligatory prior art in this commentary space: Glove and Boots: Vertical Video Syndrome (apparently they decamped from Youtube to Vimeo last month, the original c. 2013 video was Bt9zSfinwFA). JohnHawkinson (talk) 14:21, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

The title text seems to be a reference to AL, the A.I in 2001 : A Space Odyssey which cause a few problems to the crew and mainly communicate through a round lens. 14:27, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Or 2002 movie The Ring 14:32, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
I presumed it was a reference to summoning circles. 15:28, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
My first thought was a reference to Matt Parker of standupmaths and his spherical camera: 18:17, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
I think the same... Isn't it some Terry Pratchett quote? or may be from other fantasy? -- 18:32, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
It was HAL, not AL in Space Odyssey. Move the letters forward one, and it's IBM. Deliberate Easter egg.

A circular screen is great for that retro-look, like a 1950's Zenith Porthole TV. I seem to remember seeing circular screens on some really old sci-fi shows as well. As well as one use of a triangular screen. Shamino (talk) 14:37, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Fails in the obvious- Horizontal is better because you can send the video in to the TV news for your 15 seconds of fame without looking like a douche who doesn't know how to rotate their phone. And why isn't there a setting for "always landscape" anyway?Seebert (talk) 14:48, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

I have to agree... the fact that most non-mobile screens are oriented horizontally being left out was kind of a big miss. A vertical video looks like crap on a TV or Computer Monitor (Ironically unless it's an old 3:4 one, where the difference is a lot more minor.) -Graptor 15:34, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Ironically, when I first read the comic on my phone (portrait), I did not realise there was a third "CONS" column. ColinHogben (talk) 15:20, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Not that good of an explanation, even if I wrote some of it. Actually, especially since I wrote some of it. Netherin5 (talk) 16:54, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks 90.10 Netherin5 (talk) 17:08, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Anti-Semitic trolling

Edited to remove the anti-Semitic tag and content. (Sign your post with four tildes/~)

Dealing with the same thing. Netherin5 (talk) 17:30, 4 March 2019 (UTC)