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YouTube Testing Live Streaming

Published by pratyushkp on September 14th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

YouTube is testing a new platform that will allow live streaming of content in its site.

YouTube on Monday tested a new live video streaming service that will allow it to expand its Live Streaming platform. YouTube used this platform last year when it showed on its site the IPL (Indian Premier League) matches for fans all over the world. YouTube will now partner with four partner sites Howcast, Rocketboom, Next New Networks, and Young Hollywood to provide more content for users around the world.

According to YouTube product manager Joshua Siegel “This new platform integrates live streaming directly into YouTube channels; all broadcasters need is a Webcam or external USB/FireWire camera. Included in the test is a “Live Comments” module which lets you engage with the broadcaster and the broader YouTube community. For the purpose of the trial, this offering will only be available today and tomorrow. Based on the results of this initial test, we’ll evaluate rolling out the platform more broadly to our partners worldwide.”

What viewers can expect as the testing period progress is a live tutorial on filmmaking, a magician teaching magic tricks and a cooking session with a New York chef courtesy by Howcast.
YouTube will face direct competition from services like Ustream, Livestream and that offer live streaming services. And last not least the biggest competition it will face will come from the Television set which it threatens to replace.

Tags: Howcast, live vedio, Livestream, , Next New Networks, Rocketboom, Streaming media, , Ustream, you tube live,

Now 15 “Extra”-Minutes On YouTube

Published by pratyushkp on July 30th, 2010 - in Technology

YouTube has increased the video length limit from the current 10 minutes to 15 minutes starting from today.

Bowing down to user’s requests, popular online video sharing website YouTube has increased its video length limit from the current 1o minutes to 15 minutes. Previously YouTube first users could not upload clips that were longer than 10 minutes, in order to get away from the time-limit users uploaded videos by splitting up shows into 10-minute separate entries.To promote the change, YouTube is asking users to create their own “15 Minutes of Fame” videos. Users will be asked to submit videos with a 15-minute mark in length, and the winning entries will be featured on the homepage. The deadline to submit a “15 Minutes” video is Aug. 4. Tag it “yt15minutes” and the winners will have their videos featured on the YouTube homepage.

And users who have had their videos rejected for being too long will have to go into “My Videos” and delete the video before trying to upload it again.

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