Vine hikes video quality to 720p; iOS users can record HD clips, Android users will have to wait

Vine hikes video quality to 720p; iOS users can record HD clips, Android users will have to wait
If you like to watch the looping, loopy videos on the Vine app, we have some good new for you. Starting today, Vine has upped the resolution of the six-second videos that it plays over and over again to 720p from the previous 480p. If you have an iPhone, the new HD resolution will show up in videos that you upload and ones that you watch. Android users will be able to view videos in the higher resolution, but will not be able to upload video in the new resolution right now. But Vine promises that it will eventually send out the update necessary for Android users to take advantage of the higher resolution when uploading video.

By raising the resolution of videos uploaded to the site, it will allow Vine users with an action camera to post some exciting videos in HD. And yes, you can certainly tell the difference between video shot in 480p and those shot in 720p. It isn't clear whether the higher resolution will carry over to the Vine Kids app, which is a version of Vine designed for the little ones.

Vine says that the update will be rolling out in the next few days for both iOS and Android users. When you see the difference in detail on your phone or tablet, you'll be glad that Twitter decided to do this.

source: Vine (iOS|Android) via SlashGear

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15 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Lol..talk about FINALLY

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Meh its 2015 I'd except at least 60 fps 1080p and 4K soon (vines are very short, so size isn't an issues)

2. Sauce5 unregistered

I'm sick of waiting.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

lmao, it didnt support 720p previously? HAHAHAHAHA!

5. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

I've been doing that. I just record it on my iPhone 6 in 60fps then upload it on Vine lol, easy.

6. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

Wow 720p finally

7. Rager722 unregistered

Why do app Devs still favor iPhone first

8. Sauce5 unregistered

-Android's market share is strongest in relatively lower income countries -

9. Sauce5 unregistered

Tried copy pasting but ran out of edit time. Check this link out, scroll down for bullet points. thestreet.com/story/12759340/1/why-developers-pref​er-apple-over-google.html

10. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Money talks..

12. AlikMalix unregistered

There are Pro's and Con's for owning any phone. Getting Apps/Updates first and sometimes exclusive is a Pro. Android has it's own Pro's... It's not much of a big deal unless you really need an app like Hyperlapse or games like BioShock...

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

...and the recently launched Layouts, Periscope and Meerkats. Yea, it has to suck

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

When 70% of your market is 'low end' people in the 100$ sector of phones are not looking to spend 80bucks on the next game for gems etc. But if you just spent 800$, you are sending a signal you have more cash to throw around. Makes sense in mass, but not perfect for individual tastes. I would break that mold slightly as well as probably many android users here, but then again we dont make up the bulk of users either.

11. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

IPhone users first because of developers and famous people mainly having IPhones to keep them alive

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

My daughter plays vine videos all the time. So far all I've seen are Juvenal, and uncomfortable racist videos...

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