High-Quality Video Coming To YouTube

Nov 15th, 2007 | By | Category: Internet TV, Podcast Distribution

YouTubeYouTube co-founder Steve Chen has confirmed that high-quality YouTube video streams are coming soon. The site is testing a player that detects the speed of the viewer’s Net connection and serves up higher-quality video if they want it.

Chen 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 native resolution in which it was sent in. However, he said, a large portion of YouTube videos are pretty poor quality to begin with — 320 x 240. Streaming them in high-quality mode isn’t going to help much.

via Webware

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