Twitter’s poor video high quality has been a long-running frustration for customers on the platform, however on Friday, the corporate shared some probably promising information: movies uploaded to the service will now “appear less pixelated for a better watching experience,” Twitter mentioned in a tweet from its help account.

Twitter eliminated a pre-processing step in its video pipeline once you add, the corporate tells The Verge. After we printed this text, the corporate clarified that this eliminated step cut up movies into smaller chunks for ingestion, which might cut back high quality due to the extra processing.

App researcher Jane Manchun Wong uploaded a video supposed to place the supposed enhancements to the check. (The sound on this video is a little bit loud, so that you may wish to flip down your quantity earlier than you watch it.)

Whereas it would seem higher — and it did, in my eyes — Twitter informed us after we first printed this that the modifications introduced Friday aren’t but supported in Twitter Media Studio, which is what Wong used to add the video.

If you wish to see a video that Twitter says does use the improved video high quality, try the video in this reply to Wong (which, I ought to warn you, can also be loud).

This second video does appear considerably improved, however it’s exhausting to inform precisely by how a lot with the mostly-black background. Each movies are clearly not as crisp as a high-quality video that you simply may watch on YouTube or Twitch, although. And this improve solely applies to newly-uploaded movies, so older movies gained’t see the enhancements.

That mentioned, it’s promising to see that Twitter is placing some effort into enhancing its video expertise. And the upgrades could lengthen previous video high quality, as earlier this week, Wong’s analysis urged that Twitter can also be engaged on video playback speed options.

Replace September twenty fourth, 8:33PM ET: Added further element from Twitter and a second video that the corporate says takes benefit of the video enhancements.


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