YouTube not starting to ignore 720p videos as ‘HD’
Have you ever noticed that 720p videos are not available in HD when you enter YouTube recently? The video platform is currently not starting to list 720p videos in HD.
YouTube, the largest video sharing platform in the world, offers the resolution of videos in order to serve all levels of internet use. YouTube seems to have made a new radical decision that will change the industry, reducing the quality of the video so that there is no problem in increasing internet use in the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the standards, video qualities are divided into SD, HD, Full HD, 2K, 4K. HD video also corresponds to 720p. These videos, which have a full resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, apparently are no longer counted as HD standards for YouTube. YouTube has stopped using the phrase “HD” that has been placed next to 720p videos for the past few weeks. It is not known at this moment whether this update will remain stable from now on or whether it will recover after the pandemic process.
YouTube has no explanation yet, we can only make some predictions. The company is thought to remove the “HD” text in 720p because it allegedly lowers the bit rate of 720p and other resolutions due to coronavirus. If this is the explanation of the situation, 720p will be with us again in HD when the quality is pulled back to its former level.
One of the possible reasons why YouTube does not classify 720p quality videos as HD is that it wants to push the standard higher. Perhaps 1080p videos will be described as HD very soon, and below will be lower formats.