Last year YouTube 60fps video playback was enabled, and this week has now announced the Imminent arrival of live streaming at the same 60 frames per second and will help the service compete with the likes of Twitch.
YouTube will also be rolling out another highly requested feature providing users with HTML 5 playback and YouTube has worked with game capture technology companies such as Elgato and XSplit for new version of their capture technology.
YouTube explains more :
“When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we’ll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos,” YouTube explained in a statement. “We’ll also make your stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while we work to expand support in the coming weeks.”
“As of this week, YouTube live streams will use an HTML5 player in supported browsers,” YouTube said. “And because our HTML5 player supports variable speed playback, you can skip backward in a stream while it’s live and watch at 1.5x or 2x speed to catch back up.”