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Dramatic new YouTube change makes videos you have to see to believe

YouTube is a pretty amazing website. It wasn't that long ago, it's videos were squeezed down into little fuzzy boxes a fraction of your screen size. Now it's most of the new video being added can be viewed in full HD resolution as sharp as your HD TV screen. But now YouTube has stepped up the game with a pretty spectacular feature.

I'm talking the "frames-per-second," or FPS. Up to now, YouTube has limited the video you watch to 30 FPS - which was OK for most viewing. But now YouTube is allowing video uploads at 60 FPS. That's twice as many individual pictures displayed every second that your brain perceives as incredibly smooth motion.

So is 60 FPS really a big deal?

Gamers who upload video recordings of their games will tell you - and my son, Ian, is no different - that there's a massive difference between the two. Here are some of the example videos that YouTube has uploaded to show off its newest feature.

Note: Be sure to run these videos at 720p or higher. The video won't play at 60 FPS otherwise.

This Mario Kart pro goes fast and YouTube's new frame rate can really keep up.

Here's a video that demonstrates the difference between 30 FPS and 60 FPS.

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