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YouTube Adds to HD Viewing Options

YouTube expanded its high-definition viewing options for videos on the site today, the company announced in its blog.

Now if a viewer selects “Watch in HD” for any hi-def-enabled video, the video will immediately start playing in the wide-screen HD format.

The HD player launched earlier this month. Today’s announcement marks an expansion of the capabilities.

In addition, YouTube introduced new capabilities to its e-commerce tools already available in the United States, letting users in the United Kingdom now click from YouTube music videos to download songs from Apple’s iTunes store.