Arguably the popular video sharing website for online video watchers and amateur video producers is Youtube.com. It is one of the largest video communities on the web. Owned by Google, this popular video sharing website allows its users to view and upload video files. In addition to hosting videos, this service allows users to rate the videos available on the site, add their comments, and subscribe to their favorite producers.
You Tube was founded in a garage in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in the city of San Mateo, California, USA and was officially launched in December of the same year. Soon after, it became an instant hit with its users.
Adobe Flash technology is the preferred choice for playing a wide variety of video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as hobbyist content such as video blogs and short original videos, providing a great store online for safekeeping. video clips and files. This is a standard format compatible with most browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. The videos can be played on some mobile devices and even on the Nintendo Wii gaming system. During the summer of 2006, YouTube.com ranked as the fifth most popular website on Alexa, far outpacing the growth rate of MySpace. According to a survey, 100 million video clips are viewed every day and an additional 65,000 new videos are uploaded every 24 hours. The website has an average of almost 20 million visitors per month. The preeminence of the video sharing site in the online video market is substantial. In October 2006, Google Inc. announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire the video-sharing giant. The deal was closed on November 13, 2006 even though it was not yet generating a profit.
The videos are hosted and served only from the YouTube website. Videos can be viewed directly on the website or they can be embedded in other locations such as blogs and other websites. This means that you can watch videos without actually being on your site. It also means that you can use the site as your video content store to bring your own website to life. Unregistered users can view almost all the videos available on the site, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. Registration is free. Some videos are available only to users over 18 years of age. In the company’s second year, many features were added to improve the user’s ability to post responses and subscribe to content feeds.
Videos can be found in many ways. You can search by keywords, browse by topic, or even scan the list of the most popular videos. If you like a particular video producer, you can also subscribe to that user’s videos. They claim to foster a sense of community. This community atmosphere has created video stars on the Internet, including mentions in many magazines and television shows.
To upload video content, a free registered account is required. The most popular video formats like .WMV, .AVI, .MOV and .MPG can be uploaded using the registered account. YouTube automatically converts these files to Flash when they are uploaded. YouTube does not allow you to download videos easily. There are third-party tools that allow you to do this, but YouTube does not recommend or endorse them.
YouTube content is not always safe for work or suitable for children. Copyright abuses are widespread. However, this popular video-sharing website is still changing the world, riding the wave of great popularity. Recently, they have planned to share the ad revenue with users, but details are still awaited.