You Can Now Watch YouTube Videos In 60fps Starting With Battlefield, Titanfall

Video site adds support for 48 and 60fps videos, beginning with Electronic Arts games.

YouTube is bringing 48 and 60 frames-per-second playback to the video site, allowing you to view video game footage in a new way.

"Your video game footage with crazy high frame rates will soon look as awesome on YouTube as it does when you're playing, when we launch support for 48 and even 60 frames per second in the coming months," YouTube wrote on its official blog.

Some preview videos featuring Battlefield Hardline [watch here] and Titanfall [watch here] are available in 60fps from the YouTube Creator Channel. To see the videos in silky smooth 60fps, make sure to enable HD.

There's also a high frame rate version of the latest trailer for Video Game High School you can watch right here.

The new frame rate option is just one part of a bigger plan to make YouTube more accommodating to video creators, the company says. Other components of this plan include a new Creator Studio app for iOS and Android that lets you track your videos on the go, an updated royalty-free audio library with sound effects, and a new Fan Funding option that lets viewers contribute to your video channel without having to go through a third-party platform.

For the full list of new YouTube features, check out the detailed post on the company's blog.

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DrKill09
DrKill09

They should've added this YEARS ago.  Most of the stuff I've filmed in the past few years was done at 60fps, but YouTube always cut it down to 30.  Just doesn't look as good.  Especially gameplay footage.  It would be one thing if I CHOSE to film at 24 or 30fps, but I chose to film at 60 to cut down on the motion blur, and nobody got to enjoy my vision.


As it stands now with all the copyright garbage and the flood of new, crappy game reviewers, I quit YouTube.  Make the site more friendly to the YouTube underground and stand up for fair use, and I'll return.

souprice86
souprice86

good now i can finally drool over 60 fps gameplay videos instead of playing on my 20 fps game

thiefblows
thiefblows

works good in 720p, but with 1080p its choppy and constant stuttering as with all youtube videos. i have an amd radeon 6970 with 2 gigs of vram and a quad core i7 3.4 ghz cpu. i can usually play any game on ultra at 2650 x 1440 res yet i cant watch a 1080 video @ 60fps???

digthat32
digthat32

Wish Xbone would record videos at 60fps w/better resolution so I could track & twixtor that shyt up.

marlobc
marlobc

looks really good :)

lateralus1
lateralus1

Youtube videos use high compression. I doubt this will change with this new 60 FPS. Will this be supported in Firefox? I know 60fps videos work in IE but what about Firefox? On an semi-related note: Why da Fuq is Firefox still 32-bit and not 64-bit. IE has both a 32 and 64 bit version. Come on Firefox. It's 2014 for fuq sake.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

I've been wanting this for so long. I'm so glad the day has finally come.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

While great in theory, I bet this wont take off simply because ISP's will bitch and moan that its too much of a drag on their systems and throttle YT even more than usual.


Im happy to see the support for this long over due feature, sad that ISP's will make it almost impossible to implement.  

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

so let me get this straight. the ability to publish 60fps videos on youtube isnt officially out yet?

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

And yet there will still be people that claim there's no difference between 30 and 60 fps. Mostly because they have severe glaucoma.

xcollector
xcollector

Yeah! Smooth motion compression artifacts. Its time to get stoked!

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

how can some people not tell the difference between 30 and 60 fps?

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

its about friggin time. this shouldve happen at least a year or two ago.

Razor10000
Razor10000

finnaly, now everyone can see how much better 60fps is. but titanfall console version is a bad example since the game doesn´t have stable 60fps, not even close. 

mattcake
mattcake

Note: Just because it's running at 60fps, doesn't mean the game is.

Saidrex
Saidrex

Nice. Noticeable difference.

deadline-zero0
deadline-zero0

This is terrible. Youtube will now ruin the cinematic 24/30fps feel. Why are people doing this? 


\sarcasm

thiefblows
thiefblows

@thiefblows nevermind its a problem with firefox. when i play any video @60 fps and 1080 in internet explorer they all play perfectly. does anyone know a fix for firefox choppy youtube playback???


Darkfall_05
Darkfall_05

@lateralus1 64bit Firefox still isn't necessary. It wouldn't garner hardly any performance increase and would only increase memory footprint.

DeusGladiorum
DeusGladiorum

@MW2ismygame I very much doubt that's the case unless you're still rocking dial-up ahaha. GameSpot has been streaming their videos with less compression than YouTube and has been doing so at 720p and at 60 fps for almost a year now. I currently have FIOS (it's amazing) but even prior to that I was perfectly fine streaming 60 fps at 720p from GameSpot with a subscription to TWC. 

DeusGladiorum
DeusGladiorum

@Shin_Gallon Ahahaha even the worst glaucoma would still allow your eyes to perceive differences in fluidity of motion. 

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@sleepyinmorning even with a one megabyte per second connection, you can at least view 720p videos at 60fps. i know. i just tried it.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

@DeusGladiorum @MW2ismygame and just for reference I have Fios Quantum with 100/down and 60/up most days and i cant even watch netflix in more than 480p which is BS. 

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@Lhomity @bernard978 @ItchyIsVegeta @Dannystaples14 im not talking about whether 30 or 60 fps is better or not or whether people care to play their games in either fashion, what i said was that some people really cannot tell the difference between the two and for that reason it baffles me. there is a very noticeable difference between the two and the difference is so drastic that it is like night and day. half the people that responded to this missed the whole point and if you didnt care in the first place about what fps your game of choice runs at, then why even bother responding to my comment?

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@bernard978 @Lhomity @Dannystaples14 i wasnt necessarily talking about pc's that are powerful enough to run games at 60fps at a relatively high resolution, im talking about certain games that are produced to be run at 60fps. take fighting games for example. most that i know of run at 60fps opposed to fps games from the previous gen on console that usually ran between 20-30 fps. the point of the comment was to say that there is a substantial difference between 30 and 60 fps and i see it as clear as 20/20 vision.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@cherublvl99 @sleepyinmorning @berserker66666 @Ripper_TV titanfall's actually 792p but i get what youre saying. id prefer a lower resolution (as long as its not excessively low) and a higher and more stable framerate than a higher resolution and a not so stable framerate. inconsistent framerate tend to interrupt the immersion factor when engrossed in a game.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@AzureBonds76 dont feel bad, i was only able to manage between 50-60 fps but only in 720p. im one of those stubborn ones that still use xp and plus my comp is over 5 years old.

mattcake
mattcake

@cherublvl99 I wasn't talking about Titanfall, it was wrongly assumed. I meant in general, just cos a dev says "watch our 60fps YT video" doesn't mean the game will be running at that - although at least we will be able to see the framerate drops now.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@KimCheeWarriorX My laptop is less than 6 months old and has uber integrated intel graphics...at least I can mess around with the STALKER games on it at 60 fps.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@sleepyinmorning @finyx im well aware of the difference between bits and bytes. when sleepyinmorning used the abbreviation "mbps" i thought sleepyinmorning was referring to a dsl connection which around these parts equals roughly 8 megabits per second aka 1 megabyte.