Why is my YouTube blurry?

For starters, some YouTube videos are blurry because they are of poor quality. The quality of transmission depends on the speed of your Internet connection, the quality settings in the video and the original source. “360p” is the default configuration, which downloads faster at the cost of sacrificing quality. YouTube makes it easy to increase video quality if your connection can handle it, but this option is not available for all videos.

For starters, some YouTube videos are blurry because they are of poor quality. The quality of transmission depends on the speed of your Internet connection, the quality settings in the video and the original source. “360p” is the default configuration, which downloads faster at the cost of sacrificing quality. YouTube makes it easy to increase video quality if your connection can handle it, but this option is not available for all videos.

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Full screen mode

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If your connection is so slow that you can only watch YouTube with the lowest quality, using the full screen mode makes it worse. YouTube automatically switches to High Definition if you have this option activated in your account settings. Many videos are uploaded in 240P or 360p, so you will not have the HD option available. Once you click on the full screen button, the video extends to cover most of the screen. This is similar to the enlargement of the photo: the more it expands, the more blurred it becomes. Press the “Escape” key to exit the full screen.

Movement of the camera

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Hold the camera firmly if you upload videos. This reduces the vibration of the camera, the slight movement caused by recording with a handheld camera. When the video is compressed, the result is of lower quality because more data is being recorded per frame. Use a tripod, if possible, and protect it in windy weather. Lean on a wall or place the camera on something solid, if you do not have access to a tripod.

Video source

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Use the original video, intact where possible. YouTube converts all compatible videos to the flash format, and every time the video is re-encoded it loses details. If the video came from an online source, it is likely that it was already compressed to save bandwidth. Keep the aspect ratio and if it is widescreen, a resolution of 1280×720 is ideal.

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