Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by Airbrushclasses, Sep 11, 2007.
Why Does Youtube only allow 10-15 minute Videos?
More than likely to limit their bandwidth to reasonable use levels
You Tube video formats are usually small size but even they would represent a big chunk in bandwidth if their length is not curtailed
Perhaps a benefit is that
1) most videos on there should not really reach let alone exceed 15 mins..If edited the message should be conveyed sooner!
2)Its probably a good thing .. some videos get boring after 2-3 min let alone 15!
As an aside, even the very elaborate and no doubt costly to produce music videos hardly ever exceed 5-7 mins
Funnily enough, I noticed, tonight for the first time on You Tube some videos that were just under 30 mins in length - one was 29 minutes long in one go....
There are alternatives to YouTube that have different levels of restriction.
For example, check out dailymotion
It's higher res and 20minute time limit as a 'normal' user... and you can improve the res and have unlimited time limit if you join their 'MotionMaker Beta' program.
Interesting.. Maybe they reviewed thier policy and upgraded hardware..
However Im not sure I for one could stomach watching 30mins god of anything but the most engrossing video
I posted one on YouTube > 10mins and after analysis it was rejected as being over their limit. This was about 6 months ago.
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