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Currently, YouTube is experimenting with high quality 4K videos and it has created a playlist of selected footage which shows users the stunning results of high definition delivery. You will need to have an ultra powerful display to see the full results, but you don’t have to worry that much about bandwidth.
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VP9 codec -used for 4K delivery- eliminates buffering and lower bandwidth consumption. As Francisco Varela, global director of platform partnerships at Youtube, said back in January: “By 2015, you’ll be surprised every time you see that spinning wheel.” It refers to YouTube‘s loading symbol, of course.
Another thing with codec VP9 is that it automatically detects your hardware and enables 4K viewing. You can always check to see your videos with every single detail available through the setting menu at the bottom of each video.
Check out some of the videos below. What’s your thoughts on this update?
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