Saturday, March 15, 2008

You Tube Hack

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How to watch high quality videos on Youtube

YouTube is notorious for its low-quality videos, even though it is the world’s most popular video streaming and video sharing website. Probably the reason is this: First the uploaded videos are converted to flash, and then their FLV files are streamed through players, which produces the resulting low quality video effect.

Here is a trick for turning notoriously low-quality YouTube flash videos into high quality 480x360 Mp4 format. This won't work on every video, but will make a huge difference for many.

The trick is to append &fmt=18 at the end of URL of the YouTube video you are watching.


Lets say you have a YouTube video with the following URL:

Now to watch a high quality version of the same YouTube, you will use the link below


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