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Youtube app allows switching between normal and high quality videos. Is this normal and high quality depended on screen dpi or are they some fixed quality videos independent of mobile and tablets and their resolution?

For eg: Is the high quality video in my HTC Desier with resolution 480 X 800 same as in 1080p phones like HTC One?

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As far as I know, the official YouTube app won't play 1080p videos yet.

  • Standard LQ (HQ not enabled) = 360p
  • HQ = 480p
  • HD = 720P
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What is your source? I don't think not HQ is 360p because I usually watch 360p on my computer and I can see the vast difference in mobile phone even after counting for ppi factor. – roxan Apr 18 '13 at 3:20
I don't have a source. I did a bunch of searching but couldn't find anything for sure. The LQ could be 240p, but the quality doesn't seem that bad to me (it might be this low on lower resolution devices, but I don't see it with 480p screens and up). – bassmadrigal Apr 18 '13 at 5:08

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