HD Tutorial: Youtube Tags



Here are your tags:

yt:crop=16:9 (Zooms in on the 16:9 area, removes windowboxing)

yt:stretch=16:9 (Fixes anamorphic content by scaling to 16:9)

yt:stretch=4:3 (Fixes 720×480 content that is the wrong aspect ratio by scaling to 4:3)

yt:quality=high (Defaults to a high quality stream, depending on availability)


&fmt=18 — High Quality
&fmt=22 — High Definition



31 replies
  1. fede142857
    fede142857 says:

    According to what they posted on YT forums:

    "This isn't a bug. We removed tags from the watch page, since we were finding that folks weren't clicking on them too often and they presented an opportunity for some for abuse (by copying tags in order to manipulate our discovery systems). When you upload a video or edit an uploaded video, tags can still be set, and they still aid the discovery of your videos just like they always have. The only difference is they don't show up on the video page."

  2. fede142857
    fede142857 says:

    Now they don't work anymore but just because YouTube, I mean Google, thought tags were not neccesary at all and removed them forever. That's why my videos were losing views.

    R.I.P. YouTube

  3. houseoffire72
    houseoffire72 says:

    Hey man great vid! Would you goto my channel and look at some of my vids??? They are from my iphone, seems to be that the sides are always blacked out… I would like to make them fullsize if I can… Will you help a guy out please:)

  4. TheMrage
    TheMrage says:

    so what does laggs mean? and i got a another question all the videos i watch mostly about backyard monsters in the tags place it has backyard monsters and other stuff what does adding that do?

  5. ne_skaju
    ne_skaju says:

    If you want one tag have more than one word, you should enclose them in quotes.

    "high definition" — good
    high definition — bad, it will create too separate tags (high and definition).

    99% of people don't realize that (including your videos, hahaha).


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