Been a while since an update was posted, I know. But most stuff has been so minor that it didn't need one. Anyway:
As I'm sure most of you have noticed by now, there is now a gear icon in the player that can be used to select video quality. And of course this now means that all uploads are being encoded.
This brings benefits such as higher compatibility, smoother playback, eliminates cases where video and/or audio would not play, and of course in most cases smaller file sizes even for highest resolution - which means faster streaming downloads.
New uploads will all be given 3 resolution options: 360p, 540p, and choosing 720p or 1080p based on original video. As of right now, anything higher than 1080p will be reduced to 1080p. The higher limit may change soon, if we can allow for example 1440p or higher. Encoding settings were chosen to accommodate the needs for 3D video and should result in satisfactory HD and SD quality with reasonable file sizes. No more bloated videos that are a pain to stream.
Along with this change, download buttons are currently broken but should be fixed relatively soon. Until then, if you really must have something then simply right click inside the player and choose save as.
Feel free to leave any comments, concerns, or complaints in here.