YouTube begins streaming 1080p

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Engadget.

    :cool:
     
  2. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

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    Nice, but will it be as choppy as a choppy sea on chopsday?
     
  3. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    wow, check out this 1080p sample. Make sure you go full screen and hit the HD button.

    every detail, perfectly smooth.

    Impressive.
     
  4. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

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    Runs poorly on my year old work Laptop, but that is not a surprise. Obviously a big step down from the bandwidth available on a Blu-Ray Disc, but it's a step in the right direction!
     
  5. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Uh yes, older kit will probably have problems. I wonder what they estimate the minimum requirements to be for smooth playback?

    For reference I'm testing on a 3GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro, Windows 7 (am at work).
     
  6. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

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    Okay, well running not all that well on this machine...

    HP 6730B (C2D 2.26 GHZ, 2GB, Mobile Intel GMA X4500HD running XP SP3). Integrated graphics have failed me I am presuming.

    Mark.
     
  7. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Not working well for me too... my bandwith is too low I think (ADSL)
     
  8. Queso Suspended

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    OK, well it's not choppy at all on my MBP 2.4GHz but of course with a 1440x990 screen it's not going to be 1080p. Does anyone know if YouTube scales the 1080p clip or whether it presents a 720p alternative?
     
  9. whooleytoo macrumors 604

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    The buzz that's now spreading across the internet is not the hype about 1080p on YouTube.. but the sound of millions of tiny little Mac cooling fans kicking into overdrive.. :)
     
  10. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Even if it would be 1080p, the quality really sucks!

    Good encoded 1080p movies look absolutely stunning on a decent display, but this youtube crap doesn't even come close to that!

    Anyway, I still think that 720p is by far enough (for today) for internet streaming. To compress 1080p that much that it is streamable over internet is almost impossible, if you do so, you loose that much detail that a 720p with the same bitrate looks definitely better.
     
  11. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    That IS awesome. Looks great. Full screen HD youtube, please.
     
  12. william sire macrumors regular

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    OK... why the dog? Why not your face?

    But is that 1080p? It looks like 720 to me all day long. 1080p shouldn’t be available until next week. I can’t wait to see the youtube controversy that is going to explode when girls are doing those dancing videos in 1080p. I don’t know why it hasn’t exploded yet but I know it’s coming with 1080p videos.

    Note: The thread caught my interest before I read the story it was linked to. I realize now that the video with the dog is not yours.
     
  13. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Why will 1080p bring dancing girls controversy? :confused:
     
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    With an super fast 4 SPF (seconds per frame) I think this is wonderful. GOOGLE OWES ME A MACBOOK PRO
     
  16. surgedc5 macrumors regular

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    good move, those 720p vids were kinda crappy for me
     
  17. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    The more they "up" the "quality" the worse it gets for me. All they seem to be upping is the cpu useage.
     

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