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    News - YouTube goes widescreen, feature-length movies to follow?

    Google-owned YouTube has finally increased the size of its flash-based player to allow for 16:9 widescreen videos.
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    Re: News - YouTube goes widescreen, feature-length movies to follow?

    Did you know you can also bump the quality of videos as well?

    If you add "&ap=%2526fmt%3D18" to the URL (basically you need to URL encode the string &fmt=18) you get higher quality feeds if they are available. What isn't documented is the ability to add fmt=22 to the URL to get even higher quality feeds.

    I think this is only for embedding though, not 100% sure

    (Originally from Hackaday: http://hackaday.com/2008/11/21/youtu...uality-videos/)

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    Re: News - YouTube goes widescreen, feature-length movies to follow?

    If you have Firefox, get yourself an addon called Greasemonkey and then get the following script - YousableTubeFix

    Allows you to show the videos in all sorts of sizes (as well as many other options)
    |Kata: "Read title as 'fisting'. Not sure why I clicked. Relieved, really."|
    |TAKTAK: "It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it"|

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    Re: News - YouTube goes widescreen, feature-length movies to follow?

    Nice one!

    Also available for Opera! http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/36453

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    Re: News - YouTube goes widescreen, feature-length movies to follow?

    Huzzah...my video on youtube is in the proper aspect (albeit, I got the pixel ratio wrong in the video so its abit squashed for 16:9).

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    Re: News - YouTube goes widescreen, feature-length movies to follow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Nice one!

    Also available for Opera! http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/36453
    Excellent! I use you tube quite a lot so this will be very handy!

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