Forcing people to watch your Youtube in HQ

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by raymondu999, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Hi all. I have a video posted on YouTube which I would like to show my friends, but it defaults in low quality, and High Quality has to be manually selected. Is there a way to give them the link in such a way that they can immediately be shown the HQ version upon clicking?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    YouTube defaults to low quality - although I think individual users can set their preferences.
     
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  4. harry20larry macrumors 6502a

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    you can use keepvid.com to grab the link of the hq video by typing in the url of your video, however, unless they use a browser that has a video plugin installed (like firefox) then the video will just download to their hard drive.
    There is no preference on youtube to force this, however, you can add annotations to persuade.
     
  5. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. diemos macrumors 6502

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    cool, thanks for the tip, I had the same problem.
     

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