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March 15, 2008

View higher quality YouTube

I know I know... YouTube is everybody's favourite video website right?

If you haven't noticed, Stage6, which hosted DivX quality videos, has closed down it's operation. And now, YouTube is creating a better video streaming website than ever before!

To do that, you'll need to append &fmt=6 for better quality. If you're lucky, append &fmt=18 to get a mp4 version, with the best quality.

Here's an example:

Normal Version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGppxBBb7E


Slightly better picture quality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGppxBBb7E&fmt=6

MP4 version, with the best audio quality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGppxBBb7E&fmt=18

Seeing is believing.

However, it seems that not all videos can be converted to high quality, so don't blame me!

If you are a blogger, and you want to embed HD version of the videos in your site, you'll need to append &ap=%2526fmt%3D18 to your 2 instances of the video links in your embed.

Here's an example:

The Unedited Version
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/njGppxBBb7E&hl=en"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/njGppxBBb7E&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

The Edited Version (I bold/italic and colored it red for you)
<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/njGppxBBb7E&hl=en&ap=%2526fmt%3D18"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/njGppxBBb7E&hl=en&ap=%2526fmt%3D18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

I can foresee, in the next 2 or 3 years, all the videos in YouTube will be in HD quality! (sarcastic laugh) Well, we can only pray for the better.

So now, go and enjoy your favourite videos!

Enjoy this clip from my favourite band (I embed it with HD quality! Sorry slow connection peeps!)



3 comments:

muhammad aiman said...

baik ah lu nyer research pasal youtube testing out HD quality videos.. =)

Yusry said...

LOL!

You're the LAST person I have expected to stumble into my blog. I will link you bro. Hehehe...

muhammad aiman said...

hahahaha.. orites bro! keep me updated wif ur blog aight!

Yusry is a technology freak, he plays a lot with his iPod Touch since day 1. He is also into programming and gets excited trying out new softwares. He is also a member of a local Singaporean band named Dermapthera. You can read his other blog at http://dermapthera.wordpress.com