How to Link to HD Quality Videos on YouTube

Written by Amit Agarwal on Mar 26, 2009

If you have to link to a 720p HD video on YouTube from your web pages or share those links in an email, here’s a simple hack – just append &hd=1 to the YouTube video URL and it will directly play the high-res widescreen version of that video in the browser.

For instance, the URL links to the standard (grainy) version of the YouTube video while will prompt YouTube to show the high quality HD version of that video.

This is more easy than all the previous parameters (like &fmt=22 or &fmt=18) as they weren’t supported officially and therefore your video links could break in the future. [via]

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