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August 27, 2010

YouTube to launch free movie service

YouTube is to launch a free movie service after striking deals with US studios including Sony Pictures and UK service Blinkbox.
YouTube, which already delivers TV through deals with Channel 4 and Channel 5, will initially make more than 400 titles available for free and on-demand. (more…)

July 12, 2010

YouTube now supports 4k-resolution videos

YouTube on Friday announced that its player now supports 4k, a standard resolution for films that measures 4096×3072 pixels.

As YouTube Engineer Ramesh Sarukkai explained in the announcement on YouTube’s official blog, “4K is nearly four times the size of 1080p,” and it dwarfs even Imax, which projects films in the slightly smaller 2k format, with its 2048×1080-pixel resolution.

June 29, 2010

Rumblefish Launches Friendly Music: Tunes For YouTube Videos At $1.99 A Pop

Music licensing company Rumblefish last week announced a new music program for YouTube users, enabling them to buy a lifetime, worldwide music license on a selected music track at $1.99 a pop and fully edit the music into their videos.

The online store, dubbed Friendly Music, has just been pushed live.
YouTube users can use the website to access Rumblefish’s catalog of copyright-cleared songs (about 35,000 tracks strong), which they can use to create soundtracks for their videos.

June 17, 2010

YouTube adds cloud-based video editor

The YouTube editor lets you combine multiple videos, trimming them as you go

In a significant philosophical shift, Google has added a basic video-editing system to YouTube, giving a new creative aspect to the video-sharing site.

The YouTube editor isn’t going to put Apple’s Final Cut Pro or Adobe Systems’ Premiere Pro out of business anytime soon, but the tool is useful. With it, you can trim videos and combine multiple videos into a single composite. (more…)

March 31, 2010

YouTube’s big redesign goes live to everyone

YouTube’s new look tweaks a number of things around the video. The video player itself though, remains untouched. (Click to enlarge.). Photo: CNET

SAN BRUNO, Calif.—YouTube is rolling out a new coat of paint on Wednesday.

Its video page redesign, which went up as a beta test to users in late January, will be going out live to everyone by the end of the day. The cleaner look is part of a bigger plan to simplify the site based on user feedback and testing, as well as to keep people from ever leaving. (more…)