The Inevitable: YouTube Launching Higher Quality Videos

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With competitors like Hulu and Vimeo having higher quality videos, why shouldn’t the #2 most trafficked web site in the world have it too?  I noticed that in a few of the videos on the homepage, there is now an option to view videos in a higher quality.  Below are some screen shots.

Here’s a YouTube video in low quality:
Treeless Squirrel says, “Plant trees, please” Screen Shot 1

And now here’s a YouTube video in higher quality:
Treeless Squirrel says, “Plant trees, please.” Screen Shot 2

By looking at the lower quality video, it is easier to see how much more pixelated the video is.  Will all of the newly uploaded videos have a higher quality option on YouTube now? Apparently, YouTube is making a major announcement tomorrow so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Update: The YouTube Blog announced that there are now more APIs to use.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

The Inevitable: YouTube Launching Higher Quality Videos Comments

  1. Treeless Squirrel says:

    Treeless Squirrel, asks “Please plant trees. Lot and lots of trees. Thank you for your support.

  2. sofia says:

    that isssss ohsomeeeeeeeeeeee u coollllllllllll

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