Embedding high quality YouTube videos

To embed high quality YouTube video you need to append &ap=%2526fmt%3D18 to your embed string. Of course if you use WordPress, you can use Smart YouTube plugin which will do this automatically for you, among other cool things.

Watch the difference in example below. First is the low quality version, standard size 425x344.

Now this is a high quality version in 480x360. Not only the resolution is better but quality too. Smart YouTube supports different sizes for normal an HQ videos.

The video is about a guy called Matt, a computer game developer (like me) who decided to travel the world and record the "Matt's dance" in every crazy place (unlike me).

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    Nov 3rd, 2008 8:59 PM

    I think this is an easier way to do this

    You could just use this form:


    Here is how to use it:


  2. Oct 1st, 2008 9:30 AM


  3. Aug 3rd, 2008 6:21 PM

    I use that plugin all the time on my other websites - smart youtube is really good.
    What about integrating it into tiny editor?

  4. Aug 1st, 2008 12:26 AM

    works for me...

  5. your plugin does not work
    Aug 1st, 2008 12:24 AM

    Check out your site, it does not work there eather...

  6. your plugin does not work
    Aug 1st, 2008 12:23 AM

    your plugin does not work, i have wpress v 2.6

  7. Jul 19th, 2008 12:18 AM

    Does your plugin only work with InternetExplorer? I'm using the latest version of Firefox and no videos are shown in your post!

  8. Jul 16th, 2008 12:32 AM

    Awesome! I am using it on my Cycling Blog!

  9. Jul 15th, 2008 6:14 AM

    That's a really huge different. Do you meant that by using Smart Youtube, it will automatically change to High Quality video?

  10. Jul 14th, 2008 8:25 PM

    i have the plugin updated but i can use hd videos, i put the code in the link but the youtube works but not the hd version the plugin continue to use the normal quality