YouTube Videos Now Available in HD Format

Nov 26, 2008 • 9:46 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

This week, viewers on YouTube noticed that videos are now being offered in HD 16:9 widescreen format. This has also been announced on YouTube's blog, and it looks like it's here to stay.

Most of us are looking for a more powerful high-def experience, so not many are complaining about this feature. However, Barry notes at Search Engine Land that YouTube actually forgot to give users the ability to embed these high-def videos on their personal web pages. He says "the default embed code still uses the old 4:3 aspect ratio. Why not give the new format or at least an option for it in the “customize” section?"

Good question. And further, I noticed in the YouTube blog entry's comments, there's one REALLY disgruntled person who says that his movies look horrible and widescreen should be optional. Maybe they should have thought of those people who have really bad cameras. :)

Forum discussion continues at DigitalPoint Forums.

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