Thursday 27 November 2008

YouTube Videos In High Resolution

Some people have asked me how come the embedded YouTube videos on The Presurfer are of much better quality than the ones you can find on the YouTube site. There's a little hack I use and it goes like this.

Copy the embed code of the video you want to show from YouTube. Then add '&ap=%2526fmt%3D18' at the places shown in red below.

3 comment(s):

ApolloP said...

There's an easier way to do this.

Just add &fmt=18 to the end of the video link and it goes to high resolution.

Gerard said...

Yes, Apollo, but that only helps with the video link, not with videos you want to embed on your site.

Noumenon said...

Hey Gerard, this is really helpful, but what I'd really like to do is embed with the video queued right up to part I want to show. You know, the #t=2m50s addition that starts the video at the 2:50 mark.

I looked up the URL encoding reference and #t=2m50s comes out to &ap=%23t%3D2m50 . So I put that in there where you have the red text and... it didn't work. So how come you have %2526 for & instead of just %25?