More Youtube HD

Background Info

  • Standard – 448×336, Flash 7 video @ 900Kbps; audio @ 44.1KHz 96Kbps Mono CBR.
  • High Quality –  480×360, H.264 video @ 512Kbps; audio @ 44.1KHz 128Kbps Stereo.
  • HD – 1280×720 (720p), H.264 video @ 1024Kbps; audio @ 44.1KHz 232Kbps Stereo.

YouTube Quality Chart

I have done more looking into YouTubes HD setup and it seems they store the video at FULL res of the upload for HD even tho the player applet is limited on size.

I made this size comparison chart using a 1280×800 test upload.
YouTube Quality Chart
Left to Right: Standard -> High Quality -> HD Player Size -> Raw HD Size (May vary depending on video)

Test Video (From earlier post)


Watch normal size HD video here… (Yes the embedd is HD source)

Download/View Youtube HD and high Quality

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Save Res YouTube High Quality
Save Res YouTube HD
Watch YouTube  High Quality
Watch YouTube HD

Embedd HD/High Quality Videos

For High Quality add “&ap=%2526fmt%3D18” to the end of both urls in the embedd
For HD add “&ap=%2526fmt%3D22” to the end of both urls in the embedd