Thursday, July 17, 2008

How To Watch High Quality YouTube Video


You can paste the following text to the end of any YouTube video link and it will play the highest quality version of the video if one is available. So many videos look like crappy shit on YouTube due to the re-compression that is performed upon upload but that has changed for the better.

Here is the magical text: &fmt=18

Click these two links for a sample to see if you can tell a difference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsdvAdKqul4 (low quality)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsdvAdKqul4&fmt=18 (high quality)

Jim Folliard
Gearshift Video
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