YouTube to Add Support for 1080p HD Video

YouTube has announced that they will begin supporting 1080p HD video. The support will begin sometime next week.

Previously, the max HD resolution was 720p. Resolution for a given video will depend on the resolution on the source of the video. In other words, a video will need to be uploaded in 1080p to appear as 1080p on YouTube.

Videos that were already uploaded in 1080p are being re-encoded by YouTube.

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