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YouTube increases video upload limit to 15 minutes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jul 2010 14:05 User comments (5)

YouTube increases video upload limit to 15 minutes YouTube has reported this week that the streaming video giant will soon increase the video upload limit to 15 minutes, from the current 10.
While most uploaded videos are well under the 10 minute current limit, longer form works, (say an hour long movie) will now only need to be chopped into four installments instead of six, surely a welcome relief for some.

Until now, only YouTube Partners and other content owners were able to upload video longer than 10 minutes, leaving amateur filmmakers on the outside looking in.

Joshua Siegel, YouTube’s product manager says removing the limit was the most popular request by YouTube users.

Additionally, the site has started a new promotion dubbed "15 minutes of fame."

Says the site: "Imagine that this video is all the world will ever know about you: what would you want to communicate? What will be the enduring stamp you’ve left on us all? Tag your video with “yt15minutes,” upload it by Wednesday, August 4, and we’ll select a handful of people to truly gain their 15 minutes of fame by featuring them on the YouTube homepage in a future spotlight."

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5 user comments

129.7.2010 14:29

Sweet.

229.7.2010 18:43

Pleasant surprise there.

32.8.2010 17:16

oooohhhhhh, a WHOLE extra 5 minutes. /end sarcasm

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