At long last, we may be able to watch videos on YouTube in high definition, thanks to Adobe’s latest version of it’s web video software: Flash Player 9. The new player supports H.264 video, which is the same as used in Blu-Ray and HD-DVD video players.
I tested the new player out by going to the Adobe Flash Player 9 download page. I uninstalled my older version and installed the new one and tested it watching their demo video here. The video looked excellent, but I don’t think I got the full effect as the hardware on my computer is too old to get the full experience.
I’m glad to see there is hope for higher quality web video on the horizon. Hopefully sites like YouTube will take advantage of this and perhaps within a year or so HD web videos will be standard.