Somewhere around 2009, y0uTube has supported 720p video for a while, but if you have a monitor that’s more than 1280 pixels wide, then you’ll be happy to know that Y0uTube has been rolling out 1080p support since around january this year.
So what’s the difference? See for yourself using this hilarious example of The Muppets covering Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Click on the little “HD” button in the bottom-right of the video frame, select “1080p”, and then press the fullscreen button. Of course 1080p video itself is nothing new, however it is something that’s rather rare when it comes to streaming video. I for one am incredibly happy that Y0uTube has decided to move into the future instead of lagging behind like they have in the past when it comes to video quality.
Here I host them on mine (Only the 1080p HD part though) :
(Don’t forget to put on full screen, but don’t even think to play this out if you’re not in broadband :D)
Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody – The Muppets