1. Pete's Avatar
    Probably a daft question here, but the Surface 2 should be able to view full 1080p HD videos on YouTube? I'm using the YouTube RT app and the 1080p resolution option is always greyed out.
    10-23-2013 05:47 AM
  2. Ushae's Avatar
    Would also like to know this, and also what the 'best' Youtube app to install would be. I'm aware Google are complete tools right now, refusing to do any apps for Windows, but there should be some decent 3d party options right?
    10-23-2013 05:58 AM
  3. Daniel Curry's Avatar
    Would also like to know this, and also what the 'best' Youtube app to install would be. I'm aware Google are complete tools right now, refusing to do any apps for Windows, but there should be some decent 3d party options right?
    My favourite YouTube app is Hyper for YouTube. Although that does seem to grey out the 1080p option as well.
    10-23-2013 06:02 AM
  4. CensoredUser's Avatar
    I'm the developer of Hyper for YouTube.
    The issue with 1080p not being available is on the YouTube side of things.
    YouTube has changed the way they serve their videos in 1080p (and some other qualities) to be incompatible with the way Hyper streams the videos.
    This first happened about 7 days ago. All third party YouTube apps I know of no longer have 1080p or 480p available.
    I am looking for a workaround, but it is not looking too good at the moment.

    For 1080p videos you can always switch to the standard YouTube player in the App's settings.
    Dos101, Pete, Gergolos and 1 others like this.
    10-23-2013 09:39 AM
  5. cygnus11's Avatar
    I also would highly recommend Hyper. It's a great YouTube app. Definitely the best I've tried on Windows RT.
    10-23-2013 09:44 AM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    um I'm having no probablem watching 1080p videos on YouTube through IE on my Surface 2. First thing I watched was Titanfall in 1080p
    Last edited by berty6294; 10-23-2013 at 10:03 AM.
    10-23-2013 09:47 AM
  7. berty6294's Avatar
    screenshot-4-.jpg

    (I know it looks blurry thats because when I screenshot (home + volume down) the video begins to pull out of full screen)
    10-23-2013 09:49 AM
  8. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Metrotube has the option for 1080p playback.

    Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk
    10-23-2013 10:00 AM
  9. Pete's Avatar
    um I'm having now probable watching 1080p videos on YouTube through IE on my Surface 2. First thing I watched was Titanfall in 1080p
    Any chance you can fix this up so I can understand you?

    Do you mean:-

    "I'm having no problems"

    or

    "I'm now having problems"
    10-23-2013 10:02 AM
  10. berty6294's Avatar
    Any chance you can fix this up so I can understand you?

    Do you mean:-

    "I'm having no problems"

    or

    "I'm now having problems"
    Sorry my onscreen keyboard is killing me right now. I'm having no problem!
    10-23-2013 10:04 AM
  11. Pete's Avatar
    Metrotube has the option for 1080p playback.
    Well, it has the option for preferred resolution, but doesn't tell you if it's showing a lower resolution when it comes to playing.
    10-23-2013 10:04 AM
  12. Pete's Avatar
    Sorry my onscreen keyboard is killing me right now. I'm having no problem!
    Ah, ok. So maybe the third party apps need to be updated to correctly display full HD content. Or, it's limited by Google's API (would they dare do such a thing...?)
    10-23-2013 10:05 AM
  13. DougB541#CB's Avatar
    I'm the developer of Hyper for YouTube.
    The issue with 1080p not being available is on the YouTube side of things.
    YouTube has changed the way they serve their videos in 1080p (and some other qualities) to be incompatible with the way Hyper streams the videos.
    This first happened about 7 days ago. All third party YouTube apps I know of no longer have 1080p or 480p available.
    I am looking for a workaround, but it is not looking too good at the moment.

    For 1080p videos you can always switch to the standard YouTube player in the App's settings.
    Hey...great app btw...just got it last night.

    I had Youtube RT prior...any reason you moved on from it to work on Hyper? Just curious.
    10-23-2013 02:26 PM
  14. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    I'm the developer of Hyper for YouTube.
    The issue with 1080p not being available is on the YouTube side of things.
    YouTube has changed the way they serve their videos in 1080p (and some other qualities) to be incompatible with the way Hyper streams the videos.
    This first happened about 7 days ago. All third party YouTube apps I know of no longer have 1080p or 480p available.
    I am looking for a workaround, but it is not looking too good at the moment.

    For 1080p videos you can always switch to the standard YouTube player in the App's settings.
    Off topic but I love your app! It's just so good, you keep on finding more features on it all the time.
    10-23-2013 03:06 PM
  15. Viktor Karlsson's Avatar
    Where and how?
    12-13-2013 07:30 AM
  16. JuliaSoftorino's Avatar
    You know, we`ve just released our app - Softorino YouTube Converter
    Although the name is kinda generic, It works lossless and it also saves videos to iPhones directly
    Look it up)
    12-29-2015 10:05 AM

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