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Bruce (a.k.a. brian747)

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Have YouTube moved the goalposts again?

 

I post my videos at 1080p — however I posted one a few days ago (not aviation related) but when I came to view it I found that clicking on the 'gear wheel' gave me only three options — 720p, 360p, or "Auto". Furthermore, I have just noticed that my previous videos have now also been reduced to the same three options (and 1080p was definitely available as an option previously).

 

Did I miss some sort of announcement, or was this a "silent update"?     :huh:

 

Or is 1080p available via some other route, perhaps?? (A Baldrick-style "cunning plan" comes to mind, for some reason).

 

Cheers,

 

bruce

a.k.a. Confused of Church Crookham

 

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i think it depends on the region your physically in while watching;

it has to do with copyrights and broadcasting restrictions in some countries,

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I never get an option to view my vids at anything over 720. My recording software ScreencastOmatic only records up to a max screen size of 2000x1014 (I scale it down to 1900x1000 to fit my monitor and FSX window), but I don't think YouTube is playing them at that size :(

 

If there is anyway to increase the resolution I sure would be happy to learn it.

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Thanks, guys, but the situation is:

a) I have always uploaded my videos at 1080p, including the latest one.

b) All of them are now subject to the restriction of 720p/360p/"Auto", which was not the case before.

c) Internet searches have not been helpful, except to confirm that others are now suffering from similar problems.

I have also heard that YouTube is shortly to be divorced from Google (+?), so maybe that has something to do with it.... <sigh>.

Cheers,

B.

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Maybe they are having server problems and don't want folks to know. I looked all over the place for an answer for you and came up empty. :(

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I checked my YT uploads and it is strange that the last two are restricted to a maximum of 480 all the other videos prior to this can select up to 1080 HD...................

 

Something odd going on at YT.

 

Hope this may help.

 

Cheers, Mike.

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I must try an upload, I've just looked at some of my older videos and they are still 1080 :mellow:  

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I would imagine that cutting the resolution of uploads and therefore the file size of those uploads will save them a shed load of storage space, and, given the scale of YT, a shed load of money.

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Hi Eddie!

 

Great idea!   :)

 

OK, here you go (this is a preliminary rough cut that I posted about ten days ago — I know for sure that it was 1080p when I posted it...):  link removed

 

The options I get when I click the "gearwheel" icon:

 

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Incidentally, I've also checked a vid that I posted two or three years ago, and I get the same options on that, too (the vid even has a request at the start asking people to watch it in 1080p, but I now see only the options shown above so I can't): link removed

 

Cheers,

 

B.

 

[Later edit: links removed — no longer relevant].

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Many thanks, Eddie!    :D

 

Hmm, so it's a problem that's local to me (or my ISP — I'm on 100Mb cable broadband from VirginMedia)....

 

Er.... Not sure where I'll start with that one.    :huh:

 

But many thanks indeed for verifying that it's not a generic YouTube thing.   ^_^

 

Cheers,

 

B.

 

P.S. I've just found this: http://www.telecomstechnews.com/news/2014/sep/08/youtube-borked-some-virgin-media-users-again-customers-get-restless/

 

I'm not sure whether it's entirely relevant, but I'll follow it up.

 

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Further to the above.... SUCCESS!    :D

 

I followed the link in the article I mentioned in the PS above to this VirginMedia page: https://www.youtube.com/html5 where I activated the HTML5 video player.

 

I then tried again — Internet Explorer still shows the limited range of options, but in Chrome I see them all, and 1080p is selectable:

 

All%20options_zpsu7acyplz.jpg

 

Many thanks to Eddie, and to everyone else who contributed to the thread!   :thum:

 

Another success for the Hangar.    ^_^

 

Cheers,

 

B.

 

 

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Hi Brian,

 

I am so pleased the guys helped you to resolve this for you, I was doing some testing and managed to upload at 5K 

 

Cheers..

 

 

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Hi Joe!

 

With this, YouTube (in Chrome) offered me the option of 1080p, and also 1440p, and 2160p (4K). It's looking great at that resolution, I have to say.   :D

 

IE still can't manage anything better than 720p, but that's IE I guess....    :P

 

Many thanks for that,

 

Cheers,

 

B.

 

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That's odd, the 5K option is no longer there in Chrome byt the 4K looks good,

 

IE did give me 4K but crashed half way through the video (*sigh* I don't really know why I bothered!)

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