Can your PC play this 8K YouTube video?

My laptop damn near curled up and died when I tried to watch Ghost Towns, a new video available on YouTube in all its 8K glory.

YouTube says it’s supported 8K video uploads since 2010, but the high-resolution option appears to have become available only recently. The video site told 9to5Google it added the 4320p label on videos “earlier this year.”

One of the first instances of 4320p/8K playback on YouTube is Neumann Films’ short, filmed on the RED Epic Dragon 6K camera. You can try it for yourself now in Chrome.

YouTube recently added support for live-streaming 60fps video for gamers and also 4K video playback at 60fps.

Ghost Towns in 8K [YouTube via 9to5Google]

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