Hi-Def Youtube is live!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by The Teej, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. The Teej
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    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YOczmVcWvAc&fmt=22

    Check it. Looks absolutely amazing! [​IMG] I've included an embed (which is actually the hi-def version, but it's still in a 425x344 window and isn't widescreen. Still looks pretty good, though.

     


  2. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Irish ex captain

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    Wow its about time, just streamed it through my HD tv, looks great, I wouldnt say it looks 720p but definitely very nice quality!
     
  3. Toni Plutonij

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    It looks amazing!

    I actually wasn't paying attention, so I didn't knew they were about to do that upgrade!
     
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    Nice!
    BTW, what's the difference between adding &fmt=18 and &fmt=22 at the end of the link?
     
  5. granville

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    I feel left behind... Old PC with a pentium 3. No HD ability. [​IMG]
     
  6. The Teej
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    fmt=18 lets you view it at 640x480 on a higher bitrate (some movies were re-encoded to allow this). fmt=22 however, lets you watch the video in 720p Widescreen HD, if it was uploaded when the new service was rolled out and the video source itself was 720p or higher. At the moment, you actually NEED to add in fmt=22 on the end of the URL to access the HD option, clicking "view in high quality" just gives you the 480p option.

    EDIT: Toni - to be honest, it was a suprise to most. I only found out through Neowin. I know Youtube had plans to compete with Hulu, but had no clue it was going to be launching HD services so soon.
     
  7. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Irish ex captain

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    I actually saw this two days ago, I thought to myself "wow thats good for youtube" but it didnt click in my feeble mind that they launched a new HD service lol
     
  8. ackers

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    i thought youtube already did hd?
     
  9. upbumpo190

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    This is great! Since I can't stand youtube quality....
    But it will probably be a while till we start see the majority of videos in 720p.
     
  10. p1ngpong

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    Nah they did high quality, which was still 4:3 and barely 480p, they have a new 720p service now.
     
  11. science

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    Nice, but half the YouTube videos are shitty cellphone videos that this will do nothing for
     
  12. da_head

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    wow and i thought my comp was old o.o
    u can get a decent pentium 4 nowadays for the price of a ds u no
     
  13. Hadrian

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    Beats this pentium 2 laptop I've be reduced to use.

    But soon I'll have a behemoth again...soon.
     
  14. Green0scar

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    now i got re reupload my videos, atleast I dont have much.
     
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    great now all we need to get are HD screens each and a BROADBAND connection worthy of actually using the service so that it does not stutter or lag due to bandwith throttling and this will be GREAT! lol [​IMG]
     
  16. RayorDragonFall

    RayorDragonFall I see you've played knifey-spoony before.

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    So what was the thing with the 4 screens? I remember a demo of synchronized swimming.
     
  17. pilotwangs

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    Looks alright,though I don't expect many videos to use it.
     
  18. Anakir

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    Looks awesome. Guys, remember to put &fmt=22 at the end of the url. Clicking high quality isn't enough.
     
  19. Linkiboy

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    I'm glad I bought an HD capable cam. Only 720p but it cost me 80$ from woot.com

    Time to think of some things to make
     
  20. updowners

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    I have a crap computer as well. [​IMG]

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