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YouTube to begin streaming in 1080p

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Nov 2009 10:50 User comments (5)

YouTube to begin streaming in 1080p YouTube has announced it will begin upgrading HD streams to 1080p from the current 720p, offering support for video playback in Full HD.
Spokesperson Chris Dale said engineers have been testing 1080p streams on the system and that the company is now not worried that there will be any infrastructure problems or higher costs for Google, YouTube's owner.

Although there will still be a 10-minute limit, the 2GB file size limit is likely to be increased.

If users have already uploaded videos at 1080p, the video will be automatically re-encoded to playback at the highest quality.

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5 user comments

113.11.2009 17:51

wonder how long its going to take to load these vids

213.11.2009 18:21

"automatically re-encoded" Nope, big no-no!

314.11.2009 3:23

What a joke They should upgrade there 720P to 60 fps before messing with other things.

Vimeo always looks better then youtube.

414.11.2009 14:29


That is not going to work on big monitors. Taking 50% of the data on a 10gig movie is BAD.

514.11.2009 19:45

I watch stuff in full screen on my 20 inch monitor with the HD option ticked and imo it's good quality and streams hella fast. This would be a nice addition if it works.

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