How to identify if a video is 720p or 1080p?

As an IT Administrator, one of the common tasks you may encounter is identifying whether a video is in 720p or 1080p resolution. This article will provide an overview of the basic steps you can take to identify the resolution of a video.

First, it’s important to understand what the differences between 720p and 1080p are. 720p is an HD (High Definition) resolution that has a vertical resolution of 720 pixels. This resolution is commonly used for broadcast television and is also the most common resolution used for online videos. 1080p is a Full HD resolution that has a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels. This resolution is the highest resolution available for HDTVs and is also used for Blu-ray discs.

Once you understand the resolution differences between 720p and 1080p, you can start to identify the resolution of a video. The easiest way to do this is to check the video file’s properties. Most video files will contain information about their resolution in the file’s properties. You can access these properties by right-clicking on the video file and then selecting “Properties”. The properties window will show the video file’s resolution as either “720p” or “1080p”.

If the video file’s properties do not contain information about its resolution, then you can use a media player to identify the resolution. Most media players, such as VLC, have the ability to display the resolution of the video. To do this, open the video file in the media player and then select “View” from the player’s main menu. This will open a window that will display the resolution of the video.

Finally, if you are unable to determine the resolution from the video file’s properties or from the media player, then you can use an online tool to identify the resolution. There are several online tools available that will analyze a video file and display its resolution. To use these tools, simply upload the video file to the tool’s website and wait for the analysis to complete. The analysis will display the resolution of the video as either “720p” or “1080p”.

In summary, it’s relatively easy to identify the resolution of a video. You can use the video file’s properties, a media player, or an online tool to determine the resolution. Knowing the resolution of a video is important for ensuring that the video will look its best when it is played back on a display device.

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