How to View High Resolution YouTube Videos

If you have high speed broadband, why not watch high resolution youtube videos. YouTube is a popular video sharing site where hundreds of videos are shared and viewable in low resolution to cater to low bandwidth internet connections. But here is how you can switch to his resolution…

View high resolution youtube videos

Normally the youtube url looks like the one below which gives you low resolution 320×240 videos.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ABCDE

Simply add &fmt=6 onto the end of url
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ABCDE&fmt=6

Now you should see high resolution videos. If no change is observed, then it means the video has not been converted to the higher resolution yet. View the video in full screen mode to see the difference.

If you add &fmt=18 to the end of url.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ABCDE&fmt=18

Now it will play the high-resolution 480×360 MP4 high-bandwidth videos with higher quality audio when available, otherwise it will play the regular version. Give it a try.

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ben
ben

WOW! amazing trick mate… keep em coming… anyway to do it for the other sites? dailymotion maybe?

Computer Talk
Computer Talk

Great! I got my PC linked to my HDTV… Looks much better

kenbo
kenbo

Or…. You could just click the “Watch this in Hi-Def” link just underneath the video! Much simpler.

Amy
Amy

Wow. Thanks! That is a great tip!!! Glad I stumbled upon it!!!

ash
ash

really great tip, but can u get any url alterations for imeem.com or movideo.com?

thanks

TJ @ Smartblogtips
TJ @ Smartblogtips

nice tip. very useful for clips which have a better resolution. as said, its best noticable when viewing in fullscreen mode

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Thinkjayant

timo
timo

please tell me how to get it into my homepage in high quality mode. it doesn’t work with this trick here !

Floris
Floris

Please update article, since youtube changed to widescreen and users can go to their user control panel and select ‘watch in high def’

Hasam Panezai
Hasam Panezai

I am Student I ask you a question that how to view a video and channal on my web site by html?

Imran
Imran

I want suggesion another website addresses for high resolution video.

High Def TV
High Def TV

Who designed your page? Looks great! Is it a free template you are using?

sagar chaudhary
sagar chaudhary

never get tired untill you make the last attempt
never last attempt untill you achieve success

merlett
merlett

Thank you for that Trick! It also works with the VLC 1.1.0 Player! Just STRG +C the youtube url and you can STRG +V it in the VLC add &fmt=18 and it changes the resolution!

shaikabdurrakib
shaikabdurrakib

Oh what a great idea! I have learn many special technic by seen this tutorial.