Youtube limitation on video length. Why?

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  1. Airbrushclasses

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    Why Does Youtube only allow 10-15 minute Videos?

    Thanks.
     
  2. senu

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    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!:devil:

    As an aside, even the very elaborate and no doubt costly to produce music videos hardly ever exceed 5-7 mins
     
  3. Paul Cooksley

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    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....
     
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    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.
     
  5. senu

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    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
     
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    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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