YouTube Announces Plans to Stream 1080p Video

YouTube this week announced in a blog post that, starting next week, the Google-owned video hosting site will start streaming content in high definition.

"Starting next week, YouTube's HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution of the original source, up from our maximum output of 720p today," said Software Engineer Billy Biggs.

YouTubers should see the change over the next few days and the site is encouraging users to up their monitors to 1080p so they can really enjoy full screen videos.

Bigg says the folks at YouTube are in the process of re-encoding all the 1080p videos users have already uploaded.

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  • webbwbb
    It's sad to see so many wonderful, bandwidth intensive services cropping up all of the sudden while we have pending bandwidth caps looming over the country..
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  • ryanjm
    Yeah, but will we have to now wait 2 years, instead of the current 1 year, for the videos to load?
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  • thearm
    Highly highly compressed doesn't count as 1080P in my book.
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  • ryanjm
    Yeah, but will we have to now wait 2 years, instead of the current 1 year, for the videos to load?
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  • Transmaniacon
    Wow this is awesome, especially with news of Hulu have a subscription fee, if youtube were smart they would start working out deals with networks to stream full length episodes, people would have no reason to go to hulu...
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  • webbwbb
    It's sad to see so many wonderful, bandwidth intensive services cropping up all of the sudden while we have pending bandwidth caps looming over the country..
    25