YouTube - Only 100 MB or 10-Minute Clips

You're not allowed to upload videos over this size

By Bogdan Popa on September 7th, 2007 21:06 GMT
If you have ever uploaded a clip on YouTube, you probably know that Google's video sharing service has a strong policy when it comes to the size of the clips or to their length. Because of that, numerous users encounter several difficulties when uploading a clip on YouTube so a more powerful compression is needed. In fact, which are the YouTube restrictions and how long or large can an uploaded video be? Well, the online video sharing service allows only 100 MB clips or a maximum of 10 minutes in length.

"All videos uploaded to YouTube have a 100MB file size limit. The longer the video is, the more compression will be required to fit it into that size. For that reason, most videos on YouTube are under five minutes long and there is a 10-minute length limit for all videos," it is mentioned in the YouTube guidelines.

But there are numerous over 10-minute videos available on YouTube so there must be a chance to upload larger clips. Well, according to the video product, in the past, some of the users were able to upload long length clips but this function was blocked. At this time, only some of the registered members such as Comedians or Gurus might be allowed to upload larger files.

"You can no longer upload videos longer than ten minutes regardless of what type of account you have. Users who had previously been allowed to upload longer content still retain this ability, so you may occasionally see videos that are longer than ten minutes. You can, however, easily change your account type to Director, Comedian, Musician, or Guru, which offer a variety of other features like the ability to add a custom logo, tour date information, and links to other websites," YouTube explains in the same guidelines.
  
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