How to Change YouTube Video Quality - Quick and Easy

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If you are new to the world of the internet and YouTube, it can sometimes be difficult to change some basic options offered by this app, such as zooming in on YouTube videos or changing the video resolution. That's why this time we'll show you how to change youtube video quality in fast and easy way. We will also explain some important information that you cannot miss.

How to change the quality of YouTube videos

The steps to change the video quality on YouTube are simple, what we will obviously do is first go to the YouTube page or application and then we enter the video that we want to see.



In this part it will start playing the video, in the lower right corner we can see that it has the options of full screen, cinema mode, miniature player, configuration and subtitles. We click on settings

Here we will have several options, such as autoplay, annotations, playback speed, subtitles and finally the quality. We click on quality.

The options vary, we can see  144p, 240p, 360p, 480p e 720p, these are the most common resolutions that may appear depending on the video, there are also other less common resolutions such as 1080p, 2k and 4k but the last mentioned are almost not used currently.

If our internet connection is a bit slow, we will have to choose a low resolution so that the video works smoothly. On the other hand, if our internet is smoother, we can get close to high resolutions like 1080.

How was YouTube born?

YouTube was created in February 2005 in California, some former workers of Paypal have had the idea of ​​creating a video platform, since at that time it was difficult to share videos on the Internet.



Exactly on April 23 of the same year the first video for this platform would be uploaded, with the title of Me at the Zoo which means, “Me at the Zoo”, if you search on YouTube the video is still active and available to the public.

It began to become popular after the people who used it MySpace at that time, they could upload the videos to YouTube from their mobile or PC and link them to MySpace, so the NIKE company was the one who took the first step in placing an ad on the page, this attracted the attention of other companies who would later also start using YouTube as an advertising medium by placing advertisements on videos.

As of December of the same year, YouTube was already generating 50 million hits per day. By August 2006, the page would have grown so much that it reached 7000 million views in 24 hours. MySpace pages e Google they wanted to create their own video platform, but none have been as successful as YouTube.


In October 2006, Google allegedly bought YouTube for $ 1,65 billion. Then, two years later, about 40% of the videos on the Internet were uploaded to YouTube, making an ad on the main page cost about $ 175 a day.


Curiously, YouTube ranks third among the most visited to the world, causing over 10% of Internet traffic.

Finally we hope you have enjoyed this article, however we would like to know Do you think YouTube has good video quality? Is YouTube still a good video platform? Leave us your answers in the comments.


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