Thursday, June 12, 2008

Higher-def videos on YouTube

I'm woefully late to the game on this one, but my friends and dealnews colleagues were even later. None of us knew about this simple hack for watching YouTube videos in higher definition. Simply add the code &fmt=18 after the URL; if it's available in higher def, you'll be able to watch the video at a resolution of 480x360 instead of the standard 320x240. (Click here to see side-by-side shots of Weezer's Pork and Beans video in both standard definition and higher def.) The sound also seems crisper (and louder) than in the standard videos.

To view Weezer's excellent Pork and Beans video in higher-definition, follow this link:

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