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

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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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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.