YouTube is rolling out higher-quality versions of select videos. The new, easier-on-the-eyes option was experiment with different quality streams, depending on the user’s bandwidth. Perhaps this is the new “good enough” for Chen, as he described it at our conference. With the likes of Dailymotion, Vimeo and MySpace throwing down the HD gauntlet, the pressure was on YouTube to improve its quality.
Not all videos have the option, but you can see for yourself with this clip from the YouTube Democratic Debate, and check out the screen shots below.
Thanks for the tip, Martin! Valleywag also got a similar tip last night.