YouTube increases upload limit to 15 minutes for all users

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From the official YouTube blog:
"We want YouTube to be the best place to upload video. Without question, the number one requested feature by our creators is to upload videos longer than 10 minutes. We’ve heard you, and today we’re pleased to announce that we’ve increased the upload limit to 15 minutes.

We encourage you to take full advantage of this new time limit by making a video of your “15 minutes of fame.” Imagine that this video is all the world will ever know about you: what would you want to communicate? What will be the enduring stamp you’ve left on us all? Tag your video with “yt15minutes,” upload it by Wednesday, August 4, and we’ll select a handful of people to truly gain their 15 minutes of fame by featuring them on the YouTube homepage in a future spotlight.

In the meantime, you may wonder “why now?” -- the upload limit for non-partners has been 10 minutes for years. Well, we’ve spent significant resources on creating and improving our state-of-the-art Content ID system and many other powerful tools for copyright owners. Now, all of the major U.S. movie studios, music labels and over 1,000 other global partners use Content ID to manage their content on YouTube. Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today. We will continue our strong commitment to provide advanced technology and tools to protect the rights of small and large copyright owners worldwide. We’ll also do everything we can to release incremental improvements like this one that benefit our video creators.

One final note: if you’re uploading a video that was previously rejected for being too long, you’ll have to go into “My Videos” and delete it before attempting to upload it again. Thanks and happy uploading!"

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  • Profile picture of the author advertisingmonstor
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    So that means longer videos from awesome youtube comedians.

    That's wasup

    “The first draft of anything is shit.” ~Ernest Hemingway

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  • Profile picture of the author paul wolfe
    Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    The only thing to watch out for is if you syndicate your video content - if you do that you probably still want to keep your videos below 10 minutes so that you can upload to TubeMogul and send your content out with one hit and not have to have two separate versions of your video (one for YouTube and one for other sites).
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  • Profile picture of the author IMarketers2500
    Nice, the 10 minute limit was getting on my nerves, personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaneRQR
    This is a blessing and a curse.

    While I've been super-annoyed with having to cut bits out of videos to make them fit the YT time limit, overall, I think it's done me a lot of good.

    I tend to go off on tangents and not be focused enough with the videos I create and a time-limit really helps with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Derwin
    This is really surprising news for me. Now we have not big limit to upload videos longer than fifteen minutes. This is great step carried by you tube. It amazing step. Now we can upload videos longer than fifteen minutes and can share with our friends ll over the world.
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