Full HD video soon to be available on the web
YouTube has announced that it will soon offer full-HD video from its site, giving viewers with fast computers and good broadband connections the capability to enjoy high-quality video online. A 1080p test video is now available.
It’s been about a year since the Google-owned broadcaster made 720p video available. In that time, full-HD camcorders have become relatively common and more of YouTube’s content has been uploaded as 1080p, though it wasn’t viewable as such. The company plans to re-encode all of this previously created material so that viewers will be able to take advantage of its original resolution; the company says that it’s halfway through the process of re-encoding.