YouTube has quietly started rolling out HD for regular videos across the site. YouTube switched to widescreen viewing a week and a half ago, and now it seems most videos that were originally uploaded in HD should now be capable for HD viewing

Searching for videos marked “HD” shows a number of videos that are available at basic resolution but can be upgraded to watch in HD by clicking “watch in HD” in the bottom right corner of the video.

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This is a great move by YouTube, widely known for it’s poor video quality yet now clearly directing itself towards a more commercial site with both professional videos and homemade. With MGM recently announcing plans to offer full-length movies, YouTube is slowly but surely steam rolling over the competition.

via LH / TC