YouTube announced on Friday that they now support the 4k standard for video (4096x2304 resolution) which begs the question... Why?
People like bigger numbers.
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imagine doing MGS4 in 4k resolution.
And I am as guilty as anybody else is for liking big numbers. I built a ridiculously powerful gaming rig, far beyond that required to play even the most high end current games. It's a lot of fun...but not yet necessary. Kind of a silly purchase.
Now you will need a 4K monitor to go with that computer, and it might cost more then the rig itself! :P
Seriously! How much is a big screen 4k monitor gonna cost me? Will I need to mortgage my house? That's not happening!;)
yep, when 4k gets mainstream, I'm sure that there'll be people with 720p or 1080p moniters opting for the 4k version..
I can see your point, with the phone reference, if you live in a dense city. But if you live in the country and you have a big yard and all that stuff the 5 is definitely worth it.
4K will not look as good as 1080p on a 1080p screen. Simple as that. But there are some people who have 4KTV sets... but they are extremely rare, we are talking talking multi-millionaire terrority and above.
Even for those people, 4k on Youtube is nothing to call home about. 4k at 6.5Mbits is LOL worthy.
Very true there buddy. 4K on disc would not be 6.5Mbits. But remember, 1080p on youtube is far less than 6.5Mbits even though it is approximately 35Mbits on disc.
4K monitors are only around $5000 CAD. there mostly used by video editors and graphic artist. you can get an even higher resolution for around $3-4000 if you buy 2 separate 2560 x 1600 monitors
I would stick with 1080p and buy some games instead, 1080p is good enough for me
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what happened to cell phones?
its never too early to be ready for the future and improve as you go along
the sample they showed me looked fine, but i didnt see the other resolution listed. i saw 1080P as the max. edit: on the youtube site itself watching it in original, i dont see a resolution/ compression problem. my computer HD4770 8gbs ram amd 2.5 quad chugs.
You have to select Original
didnt see original on their embedded link either. you actually have to go to youtube to get it to show up.
I have an i7-920 @ 4GHz and a Radeon HD 5850 6 Gigs of DDR3 This 4K is crashing my video drivers, which makes no sense since I am running a $2000 system here. Anybody else having problems with Radeon drivers and youtube?
Works fine for me, im running a 4870 x2 with the latest drivers.
im sure its a problem with youtube/drivers, not your rig. i have a i7/5770 also, and im having problems with it freezing. its fine on my laptop i7/ati mobility 5730, but it lags
i7 plus 5770 is a dream. My Athlon 64 X2 simply can not keep up with my 5770.
You were right, I checked the drivers and they released new ones about a month ago Downloaded and its working fine, if insanly slow. But thats the internet connection trying to stream 4K video
phenom II with a 5770 and it runs it fine so you should blast through it even then like usual youtube has shitty bitrate for the resolution. I downloaded a raw 4k video and the bitrates was a slideshow for everyone even the ones with with an i7/5870
Why complain if you dont have to use it?
On my laptop, it makes videos into slideshows, magic!
As to why they are just preparing for the future. When this resolution becomes standard or feasible they can just change a few settings to get it running.
At last. Always been dreaming about it.
question is, who has a monitor to take advantage of said resolution?
A person with 3 monitors with ATI cards :P
i've got a movie theater. youtube looks really bad in 4k
It will only look crap depending on your computer system spec and broadband speed.
never heard about compression dude?
What the site really needs is a loop button.
On: http://keepvid.com/?url=htt... It is listed as "Epic Definition"
wait till google releases there epic internet service that'll be 1gb per second, and when computers become more able and when high res like this becomes affordable and available, the now impossible for us, will be possible.
That's not begging the question: "Writers who say 'begs the question' out of context are morons because they were dropped on their heads as children" is begging the question.
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