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Google This Week (26/11/2008)

googleGmail now has themes.

Google Chrome gains a bookmark manager.

Google SearchWiki Launched

Google Maps Has a New Interface

Google SketchUp 7 Released

Lively Will Be Discontinued

YouTube Experimenting With 720p HD Video and Now At 16:9 Aspect Ratio

YouTube Has Higher Resolution Videos With Better Sound!

YouTube has started making available higher resolution versions of its videos, offering 480×360 video with higher quality audio, up from the standard resolution of 320×240. The video is MP4 with AAC audio. It has also made available 448×336 video, with 44100 Hz audio, double the normal.

To benefit from this, append &fmt=18 to the end of a video URL to get 480×360 video with higher quality audio. Or append &fmt=6 and get 448×336 video, with 44100 Hz audio. However, not all videos will work. Newer ones are most likely to work, as the source file is there so it can be converted.

One video I did notice that does have the higher quality video is the “One Peg More” video by Gop Virk & Laddi Bath. Continue reading YouTube Has Higher Resolution Videos With Better Sound!