The New YouTube Settings Update - Changes In YouTube Video Settings
YouTube has updated their terms and policies with new changes in video settings. YouTube's new update comes with a change in video resolution selection. YouTube has changed the video quality in the new settings, which was previously provided in several resolution numbers. Instead of resolution numbers, each mode determines the quality of the video viewed.
Instead of the previous resolution numbers of 144p, 240p, 360p and 480p, you can now see a total of four options. The new options offered are Advanced, Data Saver, Higher Picture Quality and Auto. Let's see what quality each option offers. Auto mode works in the same way as the old format. Video quality varies depending on the speed of the network you are using. Whether you are using mobile data or Wi-Fi, YouTube will detect its speed and determine the quality of the video you watch accordingly.
Video quality is determined by YouTube itself, so you can watch video buffering without slowing down the network. This allows you to watch high quality video when your network has good speeds and low quality when the speed is low.
1) Higher Picture Quality
Higher Picture Quality is the highest quality option as the name implies. By selecting this option your video will only play in high quality. Higher quality does not change with increasing or decreasing network speed. But when the network slows down, the video will stop or experience buffering.
2) Data Saver
Data saver is an option that is the exact opposite of higher picture quality. If this option is used, the videos will only work at its lowest quality, thereby reducing data usage. This is a great option to use when you are on a mittered connection (using mobile data on a computer).
You can see the resolution numbers in the Advanced option. This is an option that can be used selectively for any resolution from 144p to 1080p or higher.