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    Default Youtube hack for better quality viewing - &fmt=18

    Just found this on YT and it works!

    Copy & paste this code:
    &fmt=18 at the end of anything you watch on YT and it seems to enhance the sound and video quality.

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    Cool

    Damn, Jim - that's pretty cool!

    I've always bitched about the lousy quality of the videos on Youtube. Thanks for sharing that little fix!

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    hmm..
    I did not se any particular quality changes ....

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    It doesn't work on all videos. Some of them are lousy to begin with and they stay that way. Others get a noticeable improvement. You just have to experiment.

    Likewise with the sound quality... I noticed one clip went from mono to stereo after I added the "&fmt=18" to the end.

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    &fmt=18 is for MPEG4 Ipod.
    &fmt=6 MPEG4 high
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    why dont you just click "watch in high quality" link just under the video?
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    Do you mean the small button, to the left of the 'full screen' button Andy?

    If so then that only seems to make the screen size smaller??

    I cannot see the link you talk of?
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    Hmmmm - That option is not always available though.

    There is definitely a marked improvement on these two links and the first one doesn't show the "watch in high quality" link. BUT the second one shows a "watch in standard quality" link ? Strange

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGppJZCiZUQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGppJZCiZUQ&fmt=18

    Anyway, it works and I use it
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