Originally Posted by Thebarnman
So your saying for the Youtube app, there's a "HD" indicator with no indication of 720p or 1080p.
And your saying with the Zune player, there is a indication that indicates 1080p.
This may have been discussed before, however I'm now wondering if there have been videos streamed (recently) from the Zune app at 1080p? (Does anyone know the answer to that?)
As far as I know, all HD Zune video since it's been called Zune have always had 10 Mbps 1080p encodings. Before Zune it was called the XBL Video Marketplace and the HD titles were 6.6 Mbps 720p, with no available streaming (download only); some of those pre-Zune titles might be still be limited to 720p (I remember downloading 300
and Hard Candy
this way; 300
now has a 1080p stream and Hard Candy
has no streaming preview so I can't tell if there's 1080p or not).
Just go into the Zune player, pick a category (like New Release), pick something from the list and play the preview (select the window to blow it up full-screen) and press the right shoulder button on a pad or the INFO button on a remote to see the overlay.
I took your suggestion and searched for 1080 on YouTube and came up with a list of 1080p clips. Play one and press INFO on a remote to see the overlay; there doesn't seem to be a single button command on the pad to get the simple info overlay (the shoulder buttons are mapped to something else)--you can press START, choose the double up arrow for More Options and choose Info Pane.
If so, is there any way to determine if the Xbox 360 Youtube app plays back videos encoded at 1080p at 1080p?
If I can find a 1080p clip on YouTube that's longer than 10 minutes, I can play it while monitoring bandwidth consumption and determine its 10 minute average bit rate when played at 1080p in the PC player and then determine its average bit rate when played on the Xbox. I'll see if I can find one.