Thursday, July 22, 2010

YouTube begins to support 4K resolution videos

Are you ready to the imminent 4K resolution video on YouTube? Because this super High Definition video is coming on YouTube!

Two weeks before, on the VidCon 2010 conference held in Los Angeles, Google announced that YouTube begins to support 4K resolution video’s playback; in December of last year, YouTube announced 1080p. Compared with 4K resolution, 1080p is just peanut.

What does 4K resolution mean? 4K resolution is 4096 x 3072 pixels, i.e. 4 times of the 1080p. The ideal screen size for 4K video is 25 feet.; in more specific terms, IMAX movies are projected through two 2k resolution projectors, so we can say that the resolution of 4K video approximately equals to IMAX movie’s.

The shooting or production cost of 4K video is relatively high, so 4K videos are extremely limited on YouTube. But YouTube said that they will miss no opportunity to support the highest resolution video.

The videos in
this list are all 4K videos, which are shot by 4K camera. *Tip: To view any video in a source resolution greater than 1080p, select "Original" in the video quality pulldown menu:

Be warned: watching videos in 4K, even on YouTube, will require super-super-fast high-speed broadband connections.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Add YouTube videos to website with self-customized Flash video player

It is known to all that we can easily embed YouTube video to our blog or websites. It is no need to download YouTube videos and host on your server. As on the page of YouTube video, there is an embed button below the video, click that button and a small window with embed code will stretch out, just copy and paste the code from that window to your blog or website you want the video to be embedded to, then the YouTube video will show in your blog or website. Just as shown in the below graphic:

To do that is as easy as ABC. So why not do some further discussion of this topic? Image that some of us don't like YouTube's player, they just want to display their YouTube videos in a good looking Flash video it possible?

Yes, we can do that. The question is how to make such a personalized beautiful looking player for YouTube videos.

We can make it in Adobe Flash for sure. But Adobe Flash is a large program, complicated to use and rather expensive. In fact, Moyea Web Player is a better choice. As Moyea Web Player is straightforward and powerful. Every single aspect of Flash video player can be customized through this program. And we can easily play YouTube videos on website with self-customized Flash video player with its YouTube video plugin.

Suppose you have installed Moyea Web Player and its YouTube video plugin, the below tutorial guides you how to do that.

Where this plugin appears:
After installing this plugin, it will appear on the following interface of Moyea Web Player.

How YouTube Video Plugin Works:
During the flash video player customization with Moyea Web Player, click "Add YouTube Video"to input URL address of YouTube video in the pop-up window. Hit "OK" to submit.

Add Advertisements to the Inserted YouTube Video on "Advertise" Interface:

Click here to learn more about how to add HTML or Javascript ads to YouTube video.

Note: Only the latest Moyea Web Player V2.3.0.3 and up versions support to auto-capture YouTube video thumbnails for playlist( shown above). For early versions, please manually capture it on "Media" interface.

Implement Other YouTube-Video Recontrols and Player-DIY Functions on "Template" Interface:

For example, setting player style, selecting player profile, adding watermark, creating external playlist and so on.

Click "Publish" at last, then you will get a totally customized Flash video player with YouTube video inside for playback on target webpages.

Source is YouTube World

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Compared with HTML5, Adobe Flash is still the best platform for YouTube

John Harding, the Software Engineer of YouTube explained in the YouTube developer blog on Tuesday this week, that HTML5 does not yet meet all of YouTube's needs, and Adobe Flash provides the best platform for YouTube's video distribution requirements, so Adobe Flash is still the best platform for YouTube.

According to what John Harding said, HTML5 handles the basics of video, it lacks many of the extra features that sites like YouTube, Vimeo and Hulu currently offer through Flash-based video players.

He lists a number of things Adobe Flash can handle that HTML5 video tag cannot, including "fine control over buffering and dynamic quality control", content protection, live streaming, the ability to allow users to jump to specific points in a video, "Standard Video Format", "Robust video streaming", advertisement, "Encapsulation + Embedding", "Full-screen Video" and so on. Owing to these things, HTML5 cannot be widely used on YouTube yet.

But he also said that HTML5 is developing very fast , and will eventually become an outstanding web standard.

More news about YouTube:

Source is YouTube World

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