Great news today if you have ever been caught out with online video you wanted to upload to YouTube and were restricted from doing so as it just went over the 10 minutes maximum recording time.
Today YouTube have announced that they have increased their upload length of online videos to 15 minutes for non-partner channels.
As part of this extended service they are also encouraging us to submit video’s to represent your legacy with their “15 minutes of fame” programme. So what would you communicate to the world if you have 15 minutes on centre stage?
You need to tag your video with “yt15minutes,” and upload it by 4 August 2010 and YouTube will be selecting a handful to feature them on the YouTube home page.
If like me you have previously uploaded a video that exceeded 10 minutes and it is less than 15 minutes in length you will need to delete that video before you upload it again.
So despite some sources telling us we should keep our online video’s short, clearly YouTube know that the 10 minutes was a limiting factor to online video producers. But of course we need to have engaging content if we want to ensure that people sick with us to the end of our online video production.