1080p HD is coming to YouTube

By Robert Briel
November 16, 2009 08.45 UK

YouTube announced on its own Blog that starting this week it will introduce 1080p HD to its online videos.

YouTube’s HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution of the original source, up from their current maximum output of 720p today.

“As resolution of consumer cameras increases, we want to make sure YouTube is the best home on the web to showcase your content. For viewers with big monitors and a fast computer, try switching to 1080p to get the most out of the fullscreen experience,” the company said on their Blog.

Users are encourage to upload their videos from their HD cameras in the highest resolution possible. “And those of you who have already uploaded in 1080p, don’t worry. We’re in the process of re-encoding your videos so we can show them the way you intended.”