YouTube Finally Supports 60FPS

Youtube in 60FPS

YouTube Finally Supports 60FPS

YouTube Finally Supports 60FPS


Earlier this year, YouTube announced that it planned to add support for videos to run at 60 frames-per-second, a move that would make a big difference for showing footage of video games. Today, the Youtube network has finally started rolling out the new service, and you can already tell that this is going to be great change. 

The options made available by this upgrade in youtube's playback ability is undoubtedly a good thing, this is a feature that many content creators and viewers have been asking for for a long time. This move there will also be an opportunity to highlight to certain people (ahem, console devs, ahem) that 60FPS is superior to 30FPS for gaming.



At present you will need to be using Google's Chrome Browser to watch YouTube videos at 60FPS, and you need to watch the videos in HD, but at 60FPS the video's look great. Make sure for the video above that you set it to 720p or 1080p first and just Look how smooth the gameplay is.


This change is undoubtedly a good thing, more options are always welcome, but what do you guys think of it? Do you see the much improvement moving from 30FPS to 60FPS on Youtube? Join the discussion on Youtube at 60FPS on the OC3D Forums.


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Most Recent Comments

30-10-2014, 12:09:57

About time though bit disappointed that they won't support it outside of chrome. Got it on the computer and stuff does look awesome at 60fps over 30fps but can't justify having the browser just for youtube really when IE is there for compatability issues.Quote

30-10-2014, 12:23:31

The Chrome limitation is because HTML5 works better on Chrome than any other browser... Be patient I'm sure FF and IE will get it tooQuote

30-10-2014, 12:29:51

It'l be worth the wait to get away from flash. As is 480p takes ages to load anyways so wouldn't be taking advantage of 60fps just now.Quote

30-10-2014, 14:01:05

From what I heard the newest IE supports 60fps html5. I haven't tested it out tho and I can't tell if the source is reliable in that regard...

I haven't got the opportunity to test this yet, but I usually watch videos at 2x speed... I wonder if this also works with 60fpsQuote

30-10-2014, 14:17:04

This may be a dumb question, but, does anyone know if they are going to increase the bit rate?

If I'm not mistaken, there will be less bits per frame... so isn't there quality loss with this 60 fps introduction?Quote

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