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[resolved] youtube &hd=1 (2 posts)

  1. shansta
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    &hd=1 on youtube links does not seems to work. Anyone else have this problem?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/easy-fancybox/

  2. RavanH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Blame it in YouTube... or let's say, Youtube parameters are a beast. It all depends on a lot of things. You might be logged in to a YouTube account where you have the option set to never watch in HD mode to save bandwidth, or you might be signed up for the html5 test on http://youtube.com/html5 and that file is now shown to you in the new HTML5 player. In those and other cases, the hd=1 option will not do anything.

    You can force the file to be shown in the old SWF player so the hd=1 parameter will have effect in most cases. For example:

    While <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ywuAfTsgBg?hd=1">text or image</a> might not be shown to you in HD, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4ywuAfTsgBg.swf?hd=1">text or image</a> probably will... Notice how /watch?v= changed to /v/ and there is now a .swf behind the file ID.

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