YouTube removed restrictions on video duration
YouTube removed the restriction on the length of videos uploaded by users. This was reported in the official blog of the service.
Permission to download video, whose length is more than 15 minutes will get users who never violated the rules of YouTube. It is planned that later restriction will be removed for all users.
Previously, the ability to publish large videos had only partners of YouTube, such as National Geographic. In particular, the channel National Geographic videos were longer than 45 minutes.
In the previous time limit of duration was raised from 10 to 15 minutes at the end of July 2010. Then the new rules extend to all registered users.
Up, Up and Away – Long videos for more users
Your creativity isn’t bound by a time limit, so why should your video uploads be? Back in July we raised the upload limit to 15 minutes for all users. Starting today, we’ll begin allowing selected users with a history of complying with the YouTube Community Guidelines and our copyright rules to upload videos that are longer than 15 minutes.
So go find that movie you wrote and filmed last year and share it with the world! Or upload your son’s championship high school basketball game or the insightful lecture you just gave on the emerging economics of green tech. As long as it’s your original content, it’s fair game regardless of length.
This launch has been made possible in part by the continued advances in our state-of-the-art Content ID system, as well as our other powerful tools for copyright owners. Over 1000 global partners use Content ID to manage their content on YouTube, including every major U.S. movie studio and music label. We remain as dedicated as ever to building and improving the most sophisticated technology in the world to help copyright owners protect their rights.
Just click the “Upload” button at the top of the site to see if your account qualifies. And remember, if you’re uploading a video that was previously rejected for being too long, go into “My Videos” and delete the old video before uploading it again.
Joshua Siegel, Product Manager, and Doug Mayle, Software Engineer, Upload, recently watched “The Muppets: Beaker’s Ballad”.
- YouTube extends allowed video duration for select users (newstatesman.com)