Video Tip: Embed your Youtube Videos in HD

How to embed your Youtube video to automatically play in HD

Have you noticed lately that Youtube now has an option to play HD videos in HD resolution? (they look beautiful!) However, you have to manually change the setting (by pressing the gear button to set to the highest resolution available).  Let me show you an example of what a difference it makes.  First view this recent CounterPULSE video full screen in standard def (press FULL SCREEN):

...then watch it in high def (press FULL SCREEN): (fyi, add &hd=1 to the end of a url of a youtube link for automatic hd playback)

When embedding a youtube video of your work into your website or blog, why not make it look its best, yes? Here's how you do it: 1. go to the Share tab below the video, then the Embed tab


2. copy the html provided and paste into your site's editor, should look something like this: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

3. then add the magic html additions (in bold) <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

(or ?rel=0&vq=hd720 for 720p)

ta da!

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