(YouTube Help Articles – Article by Joe Tracy, copyright 2009)
Many people have high speed internet connections that load videos fast. But when you view YouTube videos, YouTube always shows them in a default Standard mode that is far inferior to the high-quality mode. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could change it so that the default was always high-quality mode?
You can. Here’s how.
Step 1: Log into your YouTube account.
Step 2: Once you’re logged in, click your Account link at the top of the page.
Step 3: On the left-hand menu, click Playback Setup.
Step 4: Select “I have a fast connection. Always play higher-quality video when it’s available.
That’s it! Now the default when you view YouTube videos will be to always see them in high quality!