YouTube Remasters Old Music Videos Into HD

MakeUseOf | 6/20/2019 | Dave Parrack
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YouTube is remastering hundreds of classic music videos. In a partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), almost 1,000 iconic music videos will be remastered. This will upgrade them from SD to HD, and bring these old hits up to modern standards.

In a post on the Official YouTube Blog, YouTube explains why it’s embarking on this ambitious project. The company explains that some music videos are “available only in the outdated standards originally intended for tube televisions with mono speakers.”

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Given that people watch and listen to music videos on a range of different devices, most of which support HD video, this is a problem. Therefore, YouTube is “upgrading videos, vastly improving the viewing experience, whether on mobile, desktop or living room screens”.

YouTube has already published 100 remastered music videos from the likes of Boyz II Men, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Meat Loaf, The Killers, Tom Petty, and the Beastie Boys. And by the end of 2020, YouTube expects all 1,000 titles to be available.

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You’ll know which of your favorite music videos have been remastered as they’ll be labelled as “Remastered” in the description. The remastered versions will...
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