The biggest issues most video uploaders have with YouTube has been their file-size limitations, lack of multiple upload functionality and restrictions on inputting metadata during the upload process. Well, those issues will soon be a thing of the past…today the YouTube team has announced the release of their new video upload interface into public beta – the new video file uploader had been in private beta for a few months.
The new video upload features:
- The ability to enter in metadata (Video SEO!) during the upload process.
- The ability to uploaded multiple files at one time through the video upload interface.
- File-size upload limit has been increased deom 100MB to 1GB.
This is a smart, and predictable move, by Youtube on so many levels. Obviously this increases the functionality and usability of YouTube. However, the most important benefit of the new features are the increased level of monetization this allows. By giving users the ability to upload a video as large as 1GB, Youtube expands past the short-form UGC content and gets more into long-form content that is easier to sell against.
Of course we all know this just means we will see longer clips of guys getting kicked in the nuts…