YouTube is reportedly testing Ultra High Definition 4K videos. A few months ago, YouTube enhanced its video quality with 60 FPS video playback feature. Now it wants to bring that 60 FPS video up to 4K.
The video playback looks improved with added sharpness and movement for a more realistic look, especially when compared to standard 24 or 30 FPS videos. YouTube already compiled a playlist of videos as part of the test.
YouTube ventures into Ultra HD 4K
YouTube’s latest attempt to bring Ultra-HD 4K videos is a great thing; however, it is important to note that the basic requirement of streaming 4K content is a strong device, ideally, a device with 3840 x 2160 while running 4K videos. YouTube isn’t the only company bringing high definition to the masses. Apple’s latest iMac features a Retina 5K display and is said to be one of the few devices to be able to take on Ultra-HD 4K.
Videos provide a great way for websites to share content with users. The demand for high-definition content continues to grow in a big way, as 4K content improves over time, we can expect more companies to revamp video content. YouTube’s test is limited for now; users can’t set their videos to play back at 4K levels because it uses six handpicked videos for now.
Facebook adds video content to website
In other YouTube-related news, a recent report from ReadWrite indicates YouTube isn’t a sure thing even though it already boasts a billion users. It is reported that the Google-owned company is facing a lot of pressure from all sides. Earlier this month, Facebook introduced a new set of video features to grab some of YouTube’s users. Such new features allow Facebook users to post small video clips, and anyone can grab the embed code from the videos and share the content. This move makes is easy for content to go viral; the only downside is that Facebook doesn’t pay users to display ads in video for revenue.