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Can the playback quality of a YouTube video be manually selected?

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The video resolution of a YouTube® video cannot be manually selected. The resolution is determined automatically by the Internet video player.

The following things can be done in order to maximize the way the Internet video device will play back the video:

  • Maximize your Internet video speed by turning off any other Internet device. Playing online games, playing online videos and downloading or uploading online content will affect the speed of the Internet connection.
  • Each YouTube video is unique in the way it was recorded, try a different version of the same video if possible.