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

  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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