How to Search Only High Resolution Videos on YouTube

by on July 19th, 2009

Sometimes we need just High Definition/High Resolution Videos while searching from YouTube. If we search normally from YouTube, we will get mixed results. e.g. Normal Quality and High Quality. Most in the results will be low quality videos. To save our time we have a trick to find just HD/HQ version of YouTube videos in search results. This is very useful when you are collecting video URLs for your presentation but you need only High Resolution videos and you do not want to spend much of your time in exploring.

This easy trick will only display high quality videos in the search results.

  • Go to Google.com
  • Type search phrase and add the following paramters to your search query
  • site:youtube.com “watch in normal quality watch in high quality”

To explain this with a real example, a search for “transformers” related videos on YouTube would look something like this on Google:

transformers “watch in normal quality watch in high quality” site:youtube.com

Click at this link to see the search results:
transformers “watch in normal quality watch in high quality” site:youtube.com

Google can sense the parameters with the video in the HTML so it just gives you the required High Quality videos.

You can try to alter the above search method a bit and try searching with terms/phrases like these.

transformers “watch in normal quality watch in high quality” site:youtube.com

transformers “definition 720p” site:youtube.com

transformers “quality=high” site:youtube.com

transformers “watch in high quality” site:youtube.com

This is the simplest and fast way to just get the High Resolution videos in results.


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