YouTube now gives the option to watch selected videos in 4K resolution (4096×3072). This is nearly 4 times higher res than the 1080p video.
4K resolution is usually used in IMAX and 25 feet is said to be a suitable screen size to watch this video. Nonetheless, the same is now available on you PC too. You think your PC and your internet bandwidth can handle the load?
Though 4K option is provided, YouTube Blog clearly mentions the following
Because 4K represents the highest quality of video available, there are a few limitations that you should be aware of. First off, video cameras that shoot in 4K aren’t cheap, and projectors that show videos in 4K are typically the size of a small refrigerator. And, as we mentioned, watching these videos on YouTube will require super-fast broadband.
A playlist has been created in YouTube. Check out some sample videos. Click the source link for more details.
YouTube is on a roll today. First with the awesome update of the mobile site and now introducing the YouTube Leanback web application. The application basically runs the video from your own playlist or from your subscription back to back in HD quality without you doing anything. You can also connect your YouTube account with your Facebook account and see the videos shared by your friends on Facebook. The application is built using Adobe Flash Technology and is currently in Beta.
Check out the video to see it in action. Click the source link for more details.
Source: Youtube Blog
The mobile site of YouTube (m.youtube.com) has been updated to provide faster and better experience to the end user. The site provides similar experience as that of the desktop version giving the user all the options on their mobile which are currently available in the desktop version. Some of the new updates in the YouTube mobile site are as given below:
- It is really fast
- The UI is more touch friendly
- Incorporates all the general funcationalities like commenting, rating, subscribing, etc.
- Faster updates of new features as compared to that of a native client
Source: YouTube Blog