Facing a fierce competiton from new and high quality video sites like vimeo, Miro etc, YouTube, the world’s most popular video sharing platform, has rolled out Hi-Def video content on its site, including new landing pages. The folks at YouTube have added a “watch in high quality” option below any HD-enabled videos, so video fans can watch the videos right from their computer in much higher quality. YouTube has made it easier to browse videos uploaded in HD content by creating a HD videos area in the videos category. Due to the overwhelmed popularity and interest in video news organizations, the team at YouTube is testing three new landing pages on the site that includes youtube.com/news, youtube.com/music and youtube.com/movies. According to a blog post in YouTube, “The news page will be populated with breaking stories from around the world as well as news drawn from the Google News service; music will feature rising videos alongside playlists dedicated to different genres; movies will showcase some of the most popular short and full-length movies on YouTube today. We’ll keep a close eye on how these pages perform with a view to rolling them out in other categories.”
At the FAQ help center, the team provides tips on video and audio specifications for users so that video uploads have best results on YouTube. Few days ago, YouTube announced that they will be expanding all standard channels over to the new 960 pixel width. (Source: KidTechGuru).
Today, I tested the HD quality upload on YouTube myself and it works! Watch the amazing quality of this musical performance of Mandu & Visuddhi as recorded during the “Songs of the Soul” in the Bernhard Theater in Zürich.