YouTube Updates Video Uploader, Increases Size Limit To 1GB

Sep 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video, Video Software

YouTube has announced an updated video uploader and bumped up the maximum file size for uploads.

A random sample of YouTube users have already been using the beta version.

YouTube is opening up the streamlined uploader to everyone; just login to your YouTube account and click this link to opt in.

The new video upload tool includes these cool features:

  • You can enter in your video’s metadata (title, description, tags, etc.) while the upload is processing.
  • Upload multiple files at once, without downloading a plugin (separate progress bars will display for each file).
  • The file-size limit for uploads has been raised from 100MB to 1GB.

The updates help keep YouTube competitive with other video sites.

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5 Responses to “YouTube Updates Video Uploader, Increases Size Limit To 1GB”

  1. John Pemble says:

    I was using the beta since July. It works nice. 1g or 10 minutes is the parameter for my account. In fact, two new video went up this afternoon http://youtube.com/johnpemble

  2. James Lewin says:

    1 GB is what one of those Flip cameras can hold, isn’t it?

    Pretty amazing deal that YouTube will host that for free.

  3. A problem is that the maximum allowed video duration is still only 10 minutes. Then what good is that 1 GB? That’s 100 megabytes per minute. Surely folks can compress better than 13 mbps, a little under commercial HDTV MPEG2 quality. It would be more useful to allow longer video duration, with a lower data size limit.

  4. Basil Sands says:

    Yeah, doesn’t make much sense to me either. If the time limit went up that would be worwhile, then I could put my short story podcasts on there at 20 minutes each. Otherwise, it’s still the same.

  5. James Lewin says:

    Basil + Frank

    Longer videos have to be coming – but it will probably be phased in as YouTube figures out how to monetize them.

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