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.”

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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.

➀ Ghost Towns in 8K [YouTube via 9to5Google]

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