YouTube Eliminates the 15 Minute Video Limit (for some)

I'm definitely a fan of "shorter is better" when it comes to video. However, sometimes you do need more time. Earlier this year YouTube raised the limit from 10 minutes per video to 15 minutes per video. Now it seems that at least for some accounts they've done away with the time limit all together. There is still a 2GB limit per uploaded movie, but your movie doesn't seem to have a time limit. One user uploaded a 4 hour looping clip just to test it and it worked. 


Another nail in the DVD coffin

Before you get your feathers ruffled, I'm not saying that DVD is dead. I certainly realize that some users still have a need to produce and distribute video DVDs. Not everyone has broadband and DVDs offer a way to watch videos OFFLINE. However, the trend is definitely moving away from optical media as a distribution format. Blu-rays and DVDs will be around for a while, but this move by YouTube certainly makes it MUCH EASIER to distribute your flick to friends and family around the globe without burning a single disc. Keep in mind that YouTube also allows you to share clips privately as well as "unlisted". 


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7 Replies to “YouTube Eliminates the 15 Minute Video Limit (for some)”

  1. Awesome and thank you very much. I have very little Photoshop/Dreamweaver knowledge and I’m currently working my way up your videos to CS5. I’m actually currently watch Working with Illustrator documents in InDesign (09/06/06)….

    Thank you for all the very informative updates

  2. The DVD and Blu-Ray will be around for at least 15 – 20 more years. You must remeber that a third of Americans do not have a highspeed internet connection at home and about the same number of Americans do not use the internet at all.

  3. Found you through Kelby’s blog. Just got CS5 and can’t wait to check out your tutorials. I need all the help I can get. lol All the best for 2011.

  4. Thank you for all your great tips and videos! I can’t wait to try out CS5 after watching this video! 🙂

  5. Yes I agree that DVD and probably Blu-Ray will be around for some time to come, but will still lose dominance. I’m pretty sure most of the 2/3rds that have highspeed internet connections will end up doing downloads. Plus, the ones that have highspeed are much more likely to have spending money than the ones that don’t.

    Since DVD will become the low end market, unless Blu-Ray drops in price a lot, it’s kind of hard for me to see it lasting. My hunch is that DVD and downloading will be around much longer than BR. Only time will tell though.

  6. Did Youtube say why they removed the restrictions on some accounts? Mine was lifted as well. I assume they base it on if you’ve had the account for a long time and haven’t been uploading pirated content.

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