YouTube has brought down the 15 minute maximum time limit of videos put online by amateur contributors. Certain conditions are required though.
Last summer, YouTube increased the maximum video length of clips posted on the site to fifteen minutes for common users. 15 minute publications were now permitted whereas the maximum length previously permitted was ten minutes. Today, YouTube no longer imposes a time limit (like with YouTube partners) but has limited this change to certain users – at least for the moment.
The users will be notified when they add a video. The selection will be made from users who have previously conformed to the YouTube community rules in terms of copyright content. Users who have behaved in a proper manner in the past should therefore have the restrictions lifted.
According to YouTube, it is partly thanks to the Content ID that amateur users can benefit from an unlimited clip length. This technology allows YouTube’s partners to manage their content protected by copyright laws. A lot of trust has therefore been placed in the use of this anti-piracy filter.
The distribution costs of videos is today coming down in price and is not that expensive, with YouTube also trying to offer a television type of experience with longer content to try and keep up with what is being offered on Google TV.
YouTube has also announced improvements will be made to their rating system for videos. These have been presented in the video below: