YouTube 1080p


#1

Hi All,

There is any way to configure the WD TV HD Live Media Player to open always the youtube videos in high resolution 1080p or 720p ?

For example,. this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITHbsUUlYI

In the PC I can change the resolution, but in WD start in very low resolution.

THanks


#2

there is a YOUTUBE setting that says “display HD videos” or something along that line.

i don’t remember exactly where it is right now, but it’s there.


#3

I don’t know if this will tell the WDTV to play in the highest definition, but here is a link to the setting which tells youtube to play the HQ videos.

http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en-uk&answer=91449

This is what you have to update.

Video Playback Quality

Choose the default setting for viewing videos

O  Choose my video quality dynamically, based on the current connection speed.

O  I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video.

O I have a fast connection. Always play higher-quality video when it’s available.


#4

Hi,

I did it, but still show me the videos in 480p instead of 1080p (in WD and on Web Page)

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITHbsUUlYI


#5

Look all,

I found an interesting way to watch the videos in HQ or HD:

&fmt=18 HQ

&fmt=22 HD

Adding to final url, example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITHbsUUlYI&fmt=22

All format:


#6

&fmt=37 for 1080p :smileyvery-happy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITHbsUUlYI&fmt=37


#7

How does that help for the WDTV?


#8

Sincerely,

Nothing… :cry:

I tried to save the YouTube video (in my favourites) with &fmt=37

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITHbsUUlYI&fmt=37

But is saved as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITHbsUUlYI(without &fmt=37).

I Open a case with WD SUpport, maybe will be a configuration for the future (because is only concatenate &fmt=37 at final url)

Regards !


#9

JPNARF wrote:

Sincerely,

Nothing… :cry:

 

I tried to save the YouTube video (in my favourites) with &fmt=37

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITHbsUUlYI&fmt=37

 

But is saved as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XITHbsUUlYI(without &fmt=37).

 

I Open a case with WD SUpport, maybe will be a configuration for the future (because is only concatenate &fmt=37 at final url)

Regards !> both links open IDENTICAL for me, when i click on yours.  both show =37


#10

So, IS there a way to watch 1080p YouTube videos with the WD Live Media Player…?


#11

WD-40 wrote:

So, IS there a way to watch 1080p YouTube videos with the WD Live Media Player…?

Download them.


#12

How might I best do that - is there any software available, free or otherwise, that works rich?

YoutubeDownloderHD doesn’t, not for me anyway…


#13

Update on this… I understand that with a Mac (as usual) it’s easy peasy!

However as I happen to be a Windows 7 PC pilot I now find that if I save the (afore-mentioned) AVI file on Windows Live Movie Maker as a WMV file … I _ can _  view my ‘favourite’ YouTube HD 1080p videos - in 1080p on my WD TV Live HD Media Player… :smileyvery-happy:


#14

Hiya,

I am a new WDTV Live 1080p owner and am frustrated that I am unable to currently view my YouTube favorites or other YouTube content in HD (1080p etc).

Is there anyway to watch YouTube content on my HD 1080p plasma in full HD? I am running Windows Vista.

Anyone? 


#15

Have you read this thread? You only way you can view is by downloading them or using some media server on your PC to send them to the WDTV Live. (or by downgrading the firmware)


#16

I also find this a MAJOR problem.

What program (on Windows Vista) do people recommend to stream 1080p high quality YouTube and web videos to their WDTV ?


#17

**bleep** was lookiing for that too. YT videos looks like it used the lowest resolution for the clips. Does anyone knows if that`a a Youtube external query limitation or just a missing feature on the Live ?


#18

It’s a restriction on YouTube not allowing some Set Top Boxes to access HD material.   There’s several threads around here about that… 


#19

DownloadHelper firefox addon is very good for this.