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Old Apr 24, 2014, 04:13 AM   #1
dewjack
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Can I make HD default on YouTube?

Hi, I recently uploaded this clip to my you tube channel.

The clip is in 1080p but when I open it, is played in 480p. How can I make 1080p the default setting for everyone who views it?
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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As far as I know that's a user-side setting. Again, if I'm not mistaken, it's default is to start playing at lower res and the. Switch over to high when it buffers a bit.

Problem with having it be on the content provider's end would be that if the viewer's internet is slow or computer doesn't have a great monitor they won't be able to display 1080 properly.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 01:11 PM   #3
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Agreed..

I dont believe you can force it to open at 1080p for others, but I know on your side you can add an HD youtube extension in chrome that forces all videos to open in HD.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 01:32 PM   #4
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when posting a youtube link, by adding &hd=1 after the video-url sends you to a 720p version of the video.

e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpneTYifhaQ&hd=1
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 03:51 PM   #5
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What you say seems true, I've checked out some other HD-clips, uploaded by the professional music industry. On my computer do they also start in 480p, but like Unami said, when I add &hd=1 to the url it immediately switches to HD.

Thank you for the feedback!
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