YouTube now supports 4096p super HD videos July 10, 2010

YouTube now supports 4096p super HD videos

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YouTube is by far the most successful and preferred video sharing website and the credit goes to the robust features and quality of service it offers. In December last year, YouTube announced the support for 1080p High Definition videos which turned out to be a great success. In the latest blogpost, YouTube has announced to push the envelope even further and provide support for 4096×3072 pixel resolution.

“We always want videos on YouTube to be available in the highest quality possible, as creators intend. In December of last year, we announced support for 1080p, or full HD. At 4096 x 3072 pixels, 4K is nearly four times the size of 1080p. To view any video in a source resolution greater than 1080p, select “Original” in the video quality pulldown menu.”

There are some videos on YouTube to give you an idea of what 4K resolution looks like. Check out the videos in this playlist. The only problem is, most of the parts of the world currently do not have the broadband power to stream 4K resolution videos flawlessly. But then, it’s all about time.

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