After all, the previous “high quality” definitely wasn’t true HD, but it was an improvement at the time that is now being improved on again!
This news comes courtesy of TechCrunch with plenty of people on Twitter also reporting the find.
An article over at CNET has a link to this video in “normal quality” of a Portland cityscape, but if you click on “watch in HD” or just click on this link you can clearly see the much higher detail that the “HD” mode delivers.
As TechCrunch notes, no-one is yet sure whether this is “true” HD at presumably 720p, but it’s unquestionably better, and signals the end of the blurry, low quality online video revolution and the start of the online HD revolution.
The move also comes very shortly after YouTube launched its “widescreen” format, which is now standard across the site.
TechCrunch also links to this video (in standard quality) of a fellow that uploaded a 720p HD video to YouTube, which in standard quality looks like the usual “fuzzy” YouTube quality we’ve all come to expect.
Click the “watch in HD” (or this link) instead, and wow, what a difference!
So much smoother, clearer, and so much more detail!
Undoubtedly an “official” YouTube announcement will come soon, but in the meantime, if you’ve got fast broadband, and you love YouTube, then go online now and check it out for yourself.