YouTube wants to have it bigger than anyone else, and that is not cool.
Now if you started reading this post with the wrong idea in mind, I am talking about the size of the video player.
If you try to embed a YouTube video on your website, you will notice that the code that they provide both on their website and on the menu options of each video player is something like this:
As you can see, the specified width and height for the embedded video player are 425 and 355 respectively. That is a pretty small player, however. On the YouTube website, in fact, the dimensions of the player are 480 (width) and 397 (height).
I don’t know why they offer a smaller size to the general public, but I find it annoying. They must have done some research about the optimal dimension for online video players, and I am sure that it must close to the one they use on their website.
If that is the case, I want to use that same dimensions on my site as well.
Fortunately changing the size of the video player is very easy. You just need to copy and paste the embed code normally, and then change width and height values to whatever you want. Notice that those values appear twice, so change both of the width and height pairs.