YouTube will start supporting 1080p high-definition video in full resolution next week. This quality is targeted mainly at users with big monitors and a fast computer.
The Google-owned video-sharing site has been supporting HD videos for over a year now, and the maximum resolution output today is 720p.
Videos that had already been uploaded videos at 1080p will be rautomatically e-encoded by YouTube, its blog announces.
Higher-quality content output will help YouTube better compete with Hulu and Netflix.