Sunday, July 10, 2011

YouTube now allows videos of unlimited duration

Long ago when YouTube was born, users could upload videos of any length. Later, restrictions were put in. For a long time, ten minutes was the maximum length for a video on YouTube, until they upped it to 15 minutes very recently.

Now, because "your creativity isn't bound by a time limit", you can upload videos of any length as long as your account is in good standing.
As long as your previous videos have not violated YouTube's Community Guidelines, you can now start posting longer videos.

However, if you start uploading copyrighted movies and stuff, YouTube will detect it automatically using their Content ID system as usual, which has been there all this time.

[via The Official YouTube Blog]