High Quality Videos on YouTube

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Posted on April 14, 2008 6:14 AM in Computers
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Apparently this is well known at this point, but it was news to me. While I was watching the music video for Death Cab for Cutie's "I Will Possess Your Heart" yesterday, I noticed an icon below the feed that looked like an old standard television. When I clicked on it, I saw the option of switching to a "high quality" version of the video. I selected that option, and sure enough, I was able to watch the video at a much higher quality. Not high definition quality like Vimeo offers, mind you, but higher quality nonetheless.

Since I've been one to complain about YouTube's quality in the past, this was a nice thing to see. Now thanks to a tip from lifehacker, I've been able to set up YouTube to play these higher quality videos by default whenever they are available.


axnlkqva on May 15, 2017 at 5:22 AM:

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