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For me personally seems youtube videos crisper in 1080 or "original size".

Vimeo seems a little fuzzy when HD is on.

Do they use the same encoding technology.

If so, why the difference?

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They both are powered by flash, which can read most file types, so I think it really has to do with the way and speed it is buffered.

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