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Does youtube really show true 1080 HD?

#1Stover46Posted 7/29/2012 12:48:13 AM
doesn't look like it, but I could just be looking at crap uploaders
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#2Thinking_HurtsPosted 7/29/2012 12:49:23 AM
It has 1920x1080 pixels, but it's compressed so it doesn't really matter.
#3Lemur_HPosted 7/29/2012 12:49:42 AM
Depends on the quality of the original file uploaded.
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#4SteadyingMeatPosted 7/29/2012 12:52:37 AM
From my experience, you won't find a single YouTube video that doesn't look compressed
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#5Lemur_HPosted 7/29/2012 12:54:12 AM
I've found some good ones. Still compressed, but good. Just really depends on the source.
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#6lp356281Posted 7/29/2012 6:23:42 AM
Watch the 4k ones.
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#7Nightmare2398Posted 7/29/2012 6:27:13 AM
i've never seen a youtube video that actually looks 1080p in 1080p quality mode.

however some videos say original quality or whatever and they actually are 1080p.

even with a static image it's more like 540p than 1080p
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#8ZeraphLordSPosted 7/29/2012 6:34:53 AM
some people really know how to encode video and still make it through youtube's recompression

i can count the number of videos on one hand though
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#9skinnyguy1234Posted 7/29/2012 8:33:26 AM
According to this:

Maximum Playback Bitrates on YouTube

FLV HQ: 1.5 Mbit/s (variable bitrate with peaks of 3.0 Mbps)
MP4 720p: 4.0 Mbit/s (variable bitrate with peaks of 5.0 Mbps)
MP4 1080p: 8.0 Mbit/s (variable bitrate with peaks of 10.0 Mbps)

Source: What's The Best Bitrate for Encoding YouTube HD Video Uploads?
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8Mbps is.... not very high. Blu rays are usually around 35, I think. Sony XDCam (Pro stuff) tops out at 50.
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#10LordSeiferPosted 7/29/2012 8:48:46 AM
as stated there is no set bandwidth for what constitutes 1080p.

even when you are watching it on cable it is likely different than someone else watching the same show from a different provider
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