YouTube Increases Video Limit To 15 Minutes

Filed as News on July 29, 2010 11:00 pm

YouTube Video - 15 minute increaseNon-Partner content developers uploading videos to YouTube can now provide multimedia up to 15 minutes in length. The company announced today that they have extended their 10-minute time limit effective immediately.

YouTube has announced that the extension is being given since they now have more copyright controls available for content providers, which means it is less likely that users will upload copies of TV series, movies and other copyrighted materials without being censored.

To promote the new 15-minute extension YouTube has launched “15 Minutes Of Fame” a contest in which users can tag their 15 minute videos with the tag “yt15minutes”  at which point winners will be features on the homepage of YouTube. The 15 Minutes of Fame contest includes videos uploaded up until August 4th.

So is 15 minutes going to help create stronger content or just give idiots a reason to rant more about nothing? I’ve guess more ranting is on the way.

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  1. By Online Marketing Blog posted on July 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm
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    Video is getting more and more popular. Youtube (sorry Google) knows how to invest in the future. Certainly video marketing will make a huge difference sooner or later on the web and online marketing!

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  2. By Frank Adams posted on July 31, 2010 at 3:17 am
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    Oh, now another 10 million users will definitely sign-up an account in YouTube (number is just a quick guess LOL) because of the video length limit increase! Now, even though I am not that of a YouTube user, I got really curious and will check out the feature being implemented. LOL. Weird but I am on it right now.

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  3. By Sean - Blogging Strategies posted on August 1, 2010 at 11:11 pm
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    That’s an exciting space if your product can inspire your users to that length extended. Because sometimes users would like to watch a video more than 10minutes rather visiting to their website or to the next video clip which would be an extension of couple of minutes to the first video. Now with this option being enabled I hope companies being able to create a video longer than 10minutes would help people to see all the video content at a time!

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  4. By Mike posted on August 2, 2010 at 6:49 pm
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    This is great news! A 50% increase. I have to redo some videos now.

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