Monday, 2 August 2010

Upload Limit: Increased To 15 Minutes

We want YouTube to be the best place to upload video. Without question, the number one requested feature by our creators is to upload videos longer than 10 minutes. We’ve heard you, and today we’re pleased to announce that we’ve increased the upload limit to 15 minutes.

We encourage you to take full advantage of this new time limit by making a video of your “15 minutes of fame.” Imagine that this video is all the world will ever know about you: what would you want to communicate? What will be the enduring stamp you’ve left on us all? Tag your video with “yt15minutes,” upload it by Wednesday, August 4, and we’ll select a handful of people to truly gain their 15 minutes of fame by featuring them on the YouTube homepage in a future spotlight.

In the meantime, you may wonder “why now?” -- the upload limit for non-partners has been 10 minutes for years. Well, we’ve spent significant resources on creating and improving our state-of-the-art Content ID system and many other powerful tools for copyright owners. Now, all of the major U.S. movie studios, music labels and over 1,000 other global partners use Content ID to manage their content on YouTube. Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today. We will continue our strong commitment to provide advanced technology and tools to protect the rights of small and large copyright owners worldwide. We’ll also do everything we can to release incremental improvements like this one that benefit our video creators.

One final note: if you’re uploading a video that was previously rejected for being too long, you’ll have to go into “My Videos” and delete it before attempting to upload it again. Thanks and happy uploading!

Joshua Siegel, Product Manager, Upload and Video Management, recently watched "Gulf - Jack Conte VideoSong."

24 comments:

classicmacintosh said...

I'm sorry - that is one of the most pathetic excuses I can think of..

"...creating and improving our state-of-the-art Content ID system and many other powerful tools for copyright owners. Now, all of the major U.S. movie studios, music labels and over 1,000 other global partners use Content ID to manage their content on YouTube. Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today"
The Content ID system works regardless of video length.. just look at Blip.TV for example - they have always allowed HUGE video uploads and they are doing fine.. In reality the reason you have held off increasing the 'limit' on video uploads is as you wanted to separate the 'partners' from 'non-partners' .. *Ugh*


Next..
"Without question, the number one requested feature by our creators is to upload videos longer than 10 minutes. We’ve heard you....."
From day *one* this has always been the case.. How is it that only now, more than four years after the site opened, you have finally 'heard' us... Come on - you have not heard us you have heard your manager.. like when you 'allowed' us to 'choose' between the old channels vs. the new ones and then forced us to use the 'new' channels regardless. Ditto for the 'new' video watch page.. how many hundreds of thousands of people complained about that, and how many were ignored?

It is becoming a total joke, this 'Have Your Say' nonsense. You (YouTube) clearly do not care about what we say.. it all falls on deaf ears.

conster last said...

HAIL FUHRER YOUTUBE!

Smurfy said...

@classicmacintosh The reason the 10-minute limit was introduced was to stop copyrighted videos from being uploaded, because they found the majority of >10-minute videos at the time were TV shows and stuff.

What they're getting at is that now they have Content ID and enough studios have adopted it that it should catch the videos so they can push the limit up.

dv8tion said...

can we tag our channels and videos with "ytgetridofthatlamegreybar" too?
will that work? :)

Slax said...

"We want YouTube to be the best place to upload video." Yeah? 15 minutes won't cut it.

Pete said...

frankly, I wish I'd signed up for one of those old style Director accounts when I had the chance.

louie said...

This is quite historic, I mean I truly didn't see this happening!, a few years ago I'd have been happier with the news but since then I've been able to grasp fully the magic of editing and pace...I hope. But I bet many, many others will relish in the news!

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Bart said...

Wow, 5 minutes extra. How generous of Youtube.
Give me a break will ya?
I see no reason to not allow longer video's.

mion said...

thank you but daily motion still beating you can upload up to 20 min videos on there so if you make it up to 20 it be a lot better but another 5 mins is better than just 10 mins i just thort ill add that in :)

Cr4zy said...

Seriously, why is there even a timelimit?

A resolution limit of 4k and a size limit of 2GB. Surely both of those are enough to limit it? If it's only going to ever be 2GB you aren't going to lose any more bandwidth, just seems stupid.

Waluigimaster64 said...

thank you for being a little bit more generous, now when do we get our channels back? Many of us have had to suffer for nearly a year now.

fsmd11 said...

Is it just me or have Youtube also improved the speed of uploading. this month i have managed to upload videos much faster than before.
is this for everyone or just me?

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Mike said...

The trouble le with this so-called "blog" is that it allows spammers to place messages here, but not serious replies.

Mike said...

Oh, it allowed that one!
Now here is a serious note.
Great to see the time limit extended. However, it will not be of much use if we see the continual degrading of videos which have been on channel for two years and got many thousands of views. Bring back the 480p setting, and cease making our work look like they were shot through the bottom of a glass bottle

Daedalus Young said...

Here's another request: bring back the Insight module on the homepage!

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