YouTube Adds Support for 4K Resolution 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Monday, 12 July 2010

Chalk this one up as unnecessary, but definitely interesting.  YouTube –  the site where you can find thousands of out of focus and pixilated videos of people playing their favorite songs on guitar, falling off of a skateboard or even getting hit in the groin – has added support for 4K resolution videos.

Unless you've got an internet connection that absolutely tears, you won't be able to get a great stream, but you can swing on over to YouTube to see some samples.  To enable the 4K resolution, click the button that would normally let you scale up to 1080p and pick "original resolution."  Then wait a while and hope your computer can handle it.

One thing can definitely be said for this move though, YouTube is thinking ahead.  Once 4K televisions become the standard, people are going to want 4K content.  Other streaming services are slow to adapt, so you can be sure that companies like Netflix won't be enabling it.  YouTube, on the other hand, is right on board.

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