How to force Youtube to play in 720p HD


#1

Just playing with Camtasia ( juts got my version full blown for $49.99 for Mac ) with a coupon code I have … anyhoo thats another story :wink:

So anyway I have created a video is HD, and I am embedding at specific size: 940px x 529px

I realise youtube tries to force the correct resolution based on the embed size… but it is defaulting to 480p

So wondered if there was a way to force the video to play natively in 720p without increasing the video x and y sizes.

I have tried a few different hacks going around but none seem to want to play ball … has anyone managed to force youtube vids to play at HD on smaller embeds than 1280 x 720


#2

One way round this was just to launch the Video in Modal window. Which isnt that bad… but not really what I wanted to achieve


#3

There’s a custom size area when using embed using older code.

You can also change the sizing within the code - it’s in 2 places.


#4

Yes i know, however nowadays either method you cannot declare to display in HD. so gotta opt for largest video size.


#5
SportTipsWorld said

Yes i know, however nowadays either method you cannot declare to display in HD. so gotta opt for largest video size.

Sorry, haven’t run into that problem yet.


#6

I suppose those developers who whack huge youtube vids on page, they dont notice it so much.

Typical code:


So youtube, matches the video width and height above with the appropriate ( it thinks ) definition / resolution … which is fine, but cannot over ride it.

Its cool, just fire a HD link modal below the vid in HD.


#7

add the following to your youtube link:

&vq=hd1080

#8
Creattive said

add the following to your youtube link:

&vq=hd1080
In this case the correct code to add is &vq=hd720