Archive for the ‘YouTube’ Category

Audio: Cheap or Free Royalty Free Music / Soundtrack / Loop

Friday, October 26th, 2012
  • JewelBeat: Very cheap ($.99 a track), ok interface, ok quality, not to easy to quick find what you need.
  • PremiumBeat: Very nice interface, good quality, various loops, kind of expensive ~$40
  • Jamendo: free to listen, pay for download. Relative expensive, ~$50.
  • Free Music Archive: all free, but very hard to search/browse. Hard to find quality things.
  • Free Stock Music: seems to be free (when registered), medium-hard to search
  • Moby Gratis: seems to be free for registered users (I did not try it)

YouTube: Upload HD Video to YouTube

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

You need to encode the video for HDTV 720p, and then upload it.

See also:

Note for Adobe CS4 Premiere:

Choosing the h.264, YouTube preset, and then increase the definition to 720p (by increasing the level) does NOT work (you can upload the video, but you will not get the full HD -fmt=22-). You need to select the following:

  1. Format: H.264
  2. Preset: HDTV 720p 23.976
  3. Change the Frame Rate from 23.976 to 30 (Not sure if this is a must, but read somewhere that YouTube perfers 30fps)

YouTube: HD Video play back

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

You can change the video playback mode by adding &fmt=XX to the youtube URL (in the embed code or in the browser URL)

HD (720p):


Apparently, the fmt params are:

  • fmt=6 is flv format and 480×360 at a low bitrate.
  • fmt=18 is MP4 and is a higher bitrate, but same resolution.
  • fmt=22 is 720p
<object width=”480” height=”397“>

<param name=”movie” value=”(VIDEO EMBED URL)&ap=%2526fmt%3D22“></param>

<param name=”wmode” value=”window“></param>

<embed src=”(VIDEO EMBED URL)&ap=%2526fmt%3D22” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”window” width=”480” height=”397“></embed>

The (Video Embed URL) =[videoID] (e.g.,

From CNET: YouTube videos go HD with a simple hack
See also:
How To: Watch YouTube Movies in Full 720p HD Glory