Printed from http://www.electronista.com

YouTube to add support for 1080p video content

updated 09:30 pm EST, Thu November 12, 2009

Users will be able to upload full HD next week

YouTube has announced that it will allow users to upload 1080p HD video content without limiting playback to a lower resolution. The web-based interface will provide a choice between the current maximum, 720p, and full 1080p. The change brings YouTube up to speed with the limited number of video portals, such as SmugMug, that support the higher resolution.

"As resolution of consumer cameras increases, we want to make sure YouTube is the best home on the web to showcase your content," said YouTube software engineer Billy Biggs on the company's blog.

Users can submit 1080p videos to be considered for an upcoming spotlight on the YouTube homepage. The expanded service is expected to go live in the next few weeks. Content that was previously uploaded in 1080p resolution will be automatically re-encoded, eliminating the need to resubmit the videos.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. msuper69

    Professional Poster

    Joined: Jan 2000

    -1

    Great news!

    Now we can watch c*** in glorious full HD!

  1. Grant Marzette

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2009

    0

    Saw it coming!

    Goodbye TV!

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Ooma Office small business VoIP

Voice over IP (VoIP) services have been around for a very long time. Only recently has the implementation become a bit more robust, al ...

BOXi T-200 travel projector

Projectors have become a key piece of equipment for the business world. From multi-media presentations to the traditional slideshows, ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News