Facebook Improves Video Quality Support

Posted Dec 7, 2008

So far over 45 million videos have been uploaded to Facebook.  As of this past Friday, Facebook improved their technical infrastructure to support higher video quality.  Facebook also enabled a service that allows their users to share videos on other websites.  Before that videos were not allowed to be embedded on other website.

Videos can now be viewed at 1280 x 720 pixels (720p).  The audio quality for uploaded videos on Facebook has also been improved.

Lastly, Facebook has improved the security settings for videos as well.  When uploading a video, users can select whether “Everyone” can see it or not.  If you want only a few friends to be able to view it, you can select those individuals.

The announcement about the video improvements was made by Chris Putnam on the Facebook blog.