New Youtube Wide Format 16:9

You would have noticed the wide video format when you visited Youtube today. Yes, YouTube now display 16:9 wide format video. The dimension of the video is 640×360 pixels. Now you can start uploading your HD video in wide format.

Here’s the sample screen shot…

Thanksgiving Video in Wide Format

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However, when you embed it at your blog or website, the codes will display in 4:3 format. You will need to tweak the dimension manually to fit in wide screen format so that you will display it in 16:9 aspect ratio.

Don’t forget to add 25px to the height to cater for the control bar. For example, width=425 and height=266.

And if you want to know how to upload your video so that high quality option will be enabled, read YouTube High Quality How-to

To embed high quality Youtube video, just &ap=%2526fmt%3D18 to the URL.

[youtube wGRTrDbH6yo&ap=%2526fmt%3D18]

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