Sunday, June 28, 2009
The above embed plays HD directly. And this link goes directly to the HD player on YouTube.
UPDATE 7/3/09: I have recently learned that the so-called "Netbooks" -- new compact computers with screen sizes varying from 7 inches to 10 inches -- are incapable of playing YouTube HD videos smoothly, with some reports indicating a total no-go. These Netbook computers, alas, created specifically for online work and/or play, have low-power processors and minimum graphics capabilities, thereby making any HD video viewing experience a severe challenge. YouTube people are obviously aware of it, which is why they offer a non-HD version in the default player. The good news is that an HD video playing in non-HD mode looks better than the old SD videos.
If your computer is too slow for HD, here is a smaller embed of the same video:
Posted by Sundroid at 3:18 PM