How To Embed High Resolution YouTube Videos




We all know about the YouTube feature that allows you to watch videos in high resolution (only that are available). But for some reason, it does not provide any code or option to embed these high resolution videos or other sites or blogs. Overall, the procedure is simple. All you have to do is append a parameter to the existing URL in the code, and you will be able to embed high quality YouTube videos.

How To Embed High Resolution YouTube Videos

For this hack to work, you will have to append the following to the end of video clip URL’s specified in “param” and “embed” tags in the default embed code provided by YouTube.

&ap=%2526fmt%3D18

Default YouTube Embed Code:

<object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TQc5d-A6x3E”></param><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TQc5d-A6x3E” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object>

High Quality YouTube Embed Code:

<object width=”425″ height=”344″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TQc5d-A6x3E&ap=%2526fmt%3D18″></param><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TQc5d-A6x3E&ap=%2526fmt%3D18″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″ height=”344″></embed></object>

This hack will only work for videos that are available in high resolution. Remember, not all videos are available for high resolution viewing.

If you are looking for an online YouTube Video Downloader, give this a try!

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  • This is good and specially useful when the Available Internet Bandwidths are increasing day by day.

  • Thanks for this Haris. Wonder why didn’t Google include the embed option with high res videos

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  • good trick to make high resolution works with blogs.

  • nikospg

    “This hack will only work for videos that are available in high resolution. Remember, not all videos are available for high resolution viewing.”

    if i put it to video with no high resolution option will that just work as it is or i will not see it at all?

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  • Thanks for this tip — it worked great!