YouTube used to have a time limit on the length of video it would allow. Gone are those days . . .
Stay tuned, the video wars will continue . . .
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Google-owned YouTube has tossed aside its 10-minute-video limit rule. It is running full-length episodes of TV shows, starting with a test of three CBS-owned shows: Star Trek, MacGyver and Beverly Hills, 90210. The moves are a response to competition from sites offering full-length videos including Hulu, Veoh and blip.tv, which are gaining traction with viewers.
“YouTube is a clip culture,” says Jordan Hoffner, YouTube’s director of content partnerships. “But we saw that there was a demand for longer form, and a market that’s growing, so we decided to try it.”
YouTube announced recently (July 2010) that it has increased its upload limit from 10 minutes to 15 for non-partners.
So why add the extra five minutes now?
That makes it harder to upload parts of TV shows and movies without permission.
Are you glad they added 5 minutes on to bump it to 15? Will that change what you upload?