Uploads to YouTube increase to 1GB

Yesterday I posted about micro-casting website 12seconds.tv. And thanks to Kyle and Ron, I now have my very own 12seconds channel with nothing on it (paging Bruce Springsteen ).

Today, I’m heading in the opposite direction, sharing the latest news from the biggest name in online video.

YouTube announced this week that it users can now upload videos as large as 1 gigabyte. Up till now, users were limited to a measly 100 megabytes for their uploads. The new video uploader is now available to anyone who wants to opt in. It also lets you edit your clip’s metadata during upload.

This is good news to anyone who desires to post longer or higher-quality video to the service.

Thanks to TechCrunch and LifeHacker for the info. As TechCrunch points out, YouTube is actually playing catch-up with some of the other services.

Much of these features were already available from other services, but it indicates that YouTube really does have a view of what’s going on in the market and wants to stay competitive in that space even though it’s still the de facto leader.

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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