YouTube Adds Support for 4K Video Resolution

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BigC

My computer can barely handle the 360p stream.

I guess its time for a upgrade

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Scatmanbrandt

I'm not even going to complain since my computer is so old it can barely play 720p smoothly off a dvd let alone 4k streaming. Someone wanna help me buy a new gaming computer? 

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Athlonite

HaHA LOL even with an near 15mbps connection this doesn't work

YouTube Video Speed History

Your average video speed at this location from June 12, 2010 to July 10, 2010 was 944 Kbps.

Video Speed Comparison (June 12, 2010 to July 10, 2010)
 

fuck i hate my ISP they charge like a wounded bull but fail to provide what we pay for  

Play till it breaks then learn how to fix it!

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thesmilies

I'll say the same thing as everyone else, it looks horrible.

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mls067

I have to agree with the others here. It was pure crap. Choppy, blocky crap. The 1080 was much smoother. I have a 25mb connection, for the record ;-)

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Taz0

Their so called "4K" video has such a low bitrate that it looks considerably worse than high-bitrate 720p video. That is just bullshit. Of course, YouTube's 720p and 1080p is just as bad, and shouldn't even be worthy of being called "HD" since the acronym means "High Definition", not "High Resolution", and their so called HD content, riddled with horrible macroblocking, is definitely not High Definition.

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Vegan

It is distressing, the emphasis put on resolution. I always have a hard time explaining to people why I always prefer a disc over Netflix Streaming. Sure, it may be "HD" but the bitrate is shit and the audio is stereo. As usual, the quality of technology takes a backseat to convenience. Just look at mp3s for a shining example of that.

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gothliciouz

doesn't look different than 720p, horrible bit rate.

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NewGadgeteer

I agree, Youtube has a horrible bit rate.  They need to concentrate more at improving their current offerings performance before promoting higher rez videos.

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