YouTube Announces 1080P Video Streaming Capabilities

Last year YouTube announced support for 720P resolution videos, the number of high definition videos since that time has increased to 10% of all uploaded clips and with that realization YouTube has announced that they are now increasing the maximum allowed resolution to 1080P (Full HD).

According to Hunter Walk, YouTube’s Director of Production Management, the company has already begun the process of converting all previously uploaded 1080P videos to their full quality, with nearly 50% of the process already complete. New videos can now be uploaded at that quality.

In some cases YouTube is even promising “better than source” quality on uploaded videos. It’s about time the company steps up to the full HD plate, although it should be interesting to see what that does to their streaming and storage costs, expenses that have already plagued the company with mounting costs. [Dvice]