60 fps Displayed if Available
When watching a video in the desktop version of YouTube's web app, where a Quality setting includes a framerate of 60 fps, it is noted.
If a Quality option includes a framerate of only 30 fps, nothing is noted.
For example, YouTube lists the following Quality choices for the video, "What is Stack Exchange?":
- You can see the current Quality by clicking the Settings cog
- Or, to see all available options, click on Settings cog, and then Quality
Stats For Nerds
If you are accessing the mobile version of the YouTube web app, or are experiencing issues in the desktop version, or, for any other reason, regardless of the current framerate, you can display it and other stats for the currently playing video by enabling the "Stats for Nerds" overlay in either the mobile or desktop browser versions of YouTube.
A. Enable in Mobile
Tap on the video to expose the controls overlay with the Playback Settings gear icon and select it.
In the Playback Settings dialog select "Stats for Nerds" and OK
The stats overlay will show the framerate on the line labeled "Current/Optimal Res"
B. Enable in Desktop
Right-click (long-press on mobile) the video and in the menu that appears, select "Stats for Nerds"
Similar to mobile, the stats overlay will show the framerate on the line labeled "Current/Optimal Res"