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Enhance YouTube Videos – VERY EASY March 17, 2008

Posted by C0Y in Internet, Tips & Tricks, Videos.
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YouTube has been one of the internet’s phenomenon since it came public for all to use. It’s basically a site where everyone can share his/her or even it’s video to the whole internet population, and it can be done with just a couple of clicks, and since it’s free, videos of all sorts of camera, with all sorts of quality (like bad) are there, and can be viewed.

But what if there’s a way to enhance it without using any software or those user unfriendly tutorials with a lot of things to do? Is it possible?

Take note of these characters: &fmt=18

Cause this is all you have to add at the end of the videos URL to enhance (some) videos. Depending on the format from which it was uploaded.

Want evidence? Try this.

Enhanced video using: (with &fmt=18 at the end of url) http://youtube.com/watch?v=W-jEc5UA_Ew&fmt=18
Original Video using: (without &fmt=18 at the end) http://youtube.com/watch?v=W-jEc5UA_Ew

see the difference?

3 Critical:

  1. That Easy? – until now, I still can’t believe it would be that easy.
  2. A Couple of WHY’s – why will it enhance the video? Why didn’t I know this before? Why weren’t we informed by youtube?
  3. YouPorn? – and I guess I speak for a lot of people when I’ll ask this question. Will it also work on YouPorn? (or any other video sites as well?)


1. The Agent - March 17, 2008

wow. who knew – this is a great find. nice job guy!

2. sleepyjane - March 17, 2008


3. strangerswithkandi - March 19, 2008

This is sweet thanks for the tip!

4. Thierry Dambermont - April 21, 2008

This is a video that I edited in Youtube to get rid of the first seconds of the original capture. Funny that with the &fmt=18 the “erased” parts reappears, and the sound is not synchro anymore.

It gave me the same on Facebook… I had to export .mov in .mp4 to fix the problem.

5. Thierry Dambermont - April 21, 2008

Sorry. I meant “This is a video that I edited in Quicktime”

6. sancke - April 21, 2009

great, thanks.

before I started using this ‘&fmt=18’, all the clips I viewed on youtube used to blink. :/

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