Can I make HD default on YouTube?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dewjack, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. dewjack macrumors member

    dewjack

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    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?
     
  2. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. Unami macrumors 6502a

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  5. dewjack thread starter macrumors member

    dewjack

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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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