Embed Higher Quality YouTube Video Clips On Websites or Blogs

Technique for Embedding Higher Quality YouTube Video Clips On Websites or Blogs

While watching video clips on YouTube website, you can choose to view the videos in higher quality of resolution. It is also possible that you make settings so that YouTube will playback the video clip with the same high resolution quality automatically.

But, when it comes to YouTube video clips which are embedded on web pages or blogs, there is no flexibility to upgrade or switch the video-clip playback to high resolution quality. However, bloggers or webmasters can embed a high resolution code onto the website so as to allow the visitors to view the videos in high resolution mode.

Webmasters can follow the below mentioned hack to embed a code for high resolution video streaming which will stream as MP4 (H.264 Video with AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) audio) and will be encoded at a resolution of 480×360.  

This is very much similar to the hack used to view high resolution video clips on YouTube with &fmt=6 or &fmt=18 switch wherein the publisher requires to attach a suitable switch to YouTube embed code for the Flash Player to understand that the video has to be played with high resolution video streaming.

However, just adding the default flag “&fmt=18” at the end of the URL in the address bar won’t work. In the embed code, you need to add “&ap=%2526fmt%3D18” at the end of the URL of the video clip specified in “embed src” and “param value”.

You need to append “&ap=%2526fmt%3D18” at the end of the video clip URL “http://www.youtube.com/v/xxxxxxxxxxx&hl=en&rel=0” at two instances in the embed code, where, xxxxxxxxxxx is nothing but unique video ID.

For e.g. If the URL of the video clip is “http://www.youtube.com/v/_w0AwGCjqnw&hl=en&rel=0”, the embed code will look like:

<object width=”425? height=”344?><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_w0AwGCjqnw&hl=en&rel=0&ap=%2526fmt%3D18?></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_w0AwGCjqnw&hl=en&rel=0&ap=%2526fmt%3D18? type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”425? height=”344?></embed></object>

Visitors will be able to enlarge the high quality YouTube video to the width equal to “480” without affecting the picture quality since the high resolution streaming video is been encoded at a resolution of 480×360.

With the arrival of High Definition (HD) era, YouTube is also able to playback the hosted videos at 720p HD picture quality resolution which is quite close to CD audio quality.

Make Watching YouTube Videos Interesting By Setting Specific Time To Play Clip

Make Watching YouTube Videos Interesting By Setting Specific Time To Play Clip

YouTube Video sharing website is unarguably one of the best websites to search and watch favorite videos directly. Moreover, you can also share your desired video with your friends and relatives via YouTube. There is no doubt that YouTube has abundant interesting videos but, you can’t deny that there might be few boring clips that will be embedded in videos.

When you share these videos with friends, they have to wait to see the most interesting clips of the video till its buffering. It is just wastage of time watching full video just to see small interesting clip of any particular video. It is quite possible that an interesting clip is at the middle or end of the video.

However, there is a trick to resolve this problem and watch the funny and interesting part of video directly at particular time period when that part is being shown. It means, the viewer can jump to the part from where the clip starts to watch it without viewing the entire video. All you need to do is just add following tag at the end of videos URL: url: #t=01m28sec. With this tag, the video will start at one minute 28 seconds, which is after the initial boring part.  

For Example:

Original format of video:


After adding the tag:


Users can change the timing accordance with video clips timing. Once you send videos with this tag to your friends, they will be redirected at specific time period of video as they click on the link.

Split Video Clips Using The Video Cutter

Split Video Clips Using The Video Cutter

Splitting and reducing media files into smaller sub parts is very important and useful. Splitting a portion of the video you needed helps you save a lot of memory. The Free Video Cutter 1.1 allows and helps users in slicing the video file into smaller pieces and then stores them in various formats and extensions.

After downloading and installing this software utility, the user needs to launch it. On being launched, the GUI will come up to the screen. Click on the “Open Video” tab to add the video you want to split. The process of creating thumbs of the videos might take some time, so you need to be patient and let the process complete its execution.


After the completion of the above mentioned process you can also mention the starting and ending point of the file. The best part of this application is that it allows users to select their own choice of the output file. The formats supported are DivX, MOV, WMV, MPEG4, MP3 and FLV.

The Free Video Cutter1.1 is best suited for users who work in fields requiring editing of media. The application is absolutely free and can be downloaded from Here.