YouTube Hack: How to Watch and Embed YouTube Videos in True HD

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  1. TimurY

    TimurY Member

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    I stumbled upon the fact that YouTube allows the viewing and embedding of HD videos (1280x720), but not officially. I made a videotutorial showing how you can hack YouTube to go HD!

    http://www.timury.net/?p=213
  2. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    To everyone:

    Step 1:

    Upload a HD video to YouTube with the following specifications:

    * Compression: H.264

    * Size: 1280×720 px

    * Bit Rate: 3000-5000 kbits/sec

    * Deinterlaced

    Step 2:

    Enable High Definition:

    To enable HD viewing on a high definition YouTube video, just add

    “&fmt=22“(without the quotes)

    at the end of the YouTube link and reload the page.

    To enable HD embedding, first copy the video embed code and paste it to your webpage. Then add

    “&ap=%2526fmt%3D22“(without the quotes)

    directly after “&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0″ in two places (the lines with your video ID)

    To get a widescreen embed player, just change the sizes values “width” and “height” to “595″ and “360″

    Now have fun hacking YouTube!

    Saves you clicking the link.
  3. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very old.
  4. TimurY

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    Yes? You know the video is about real HD, not the "High Quality", right?
  5. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Its still kinda old.
  7. Teslanaut

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    I guess YouTube HD could allow more detailed bone crunching-ness. Or better detailed rump shaking.
  8. Germany

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    This is really neat. Thanks for pointing it out. I've never heard of it before.

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