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High Quality YouTube Video Coming Soon

High Quality YouTube Video Coming Soon

Posted November 15, 2007 at 10:13am by iClarified
YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, speaking at the NewTeeVee Live conference, confirmed that high-quality YouTube video streams are coming soon.

YouTube's goal is to make the site's vast library of content available to everyone, and that requires a fairly low-bitrate stream; however, the service is testing a player that detects the speed of the viewer's Net connection and serves up higher-quality video if they want it. This according to a Cnet report by Rafe Needleman.

Chen told Cnet that he expects that high-quality YouTube vids will be available to everyone within three months.

Chen also confirmed that in YouTube's internal archive, all video is stored at the resolution the users submits it in. That being said, a large portion of YouTube videos are pretty poor quality to begin with (320 x 240). Streaming these videos in high-quality mode isn't going to improve things much.

High Quality YouTube Video Coming Soon
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