YouTube getting a 1080p video player within days
YouTube is about to enter the world of 1080p video, according to an announcement today at the NewTeeVee Live conference. So far the Google-owned video platform has only supported 720p video and due to a variety of factors, HD video playback only accounts for 10% of all video views. Most of that is due to software/hardware limitations, but YouTube has decided to scrap waiting for the world to catch up. YouTube simply has to re-encode already available video and will roll out 1080p video playback and a new fullscreen player within the next few days.
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Posted by Justin Davey at November 12, 2009 6:20 PM