It’s funny how music publishers are determined to stamp out piracy through lawsuits, pushing hard for new laws, and advertising campaigns to highlight how bad piracy is and then they get caught breaking the law themselves. When it comes to bolstering revenue from YouTube videos, they don’t mind breaking the rules and generating billions of fake views.
Google has caught three music publishers doing just that, and deleted billions of video views in response. The culprits are RCA, Sony/BMG, and Universal. They were all caught using online services in order to generate more views for specific videos to create more interest as the videos are seen as being popular and in turn get more exposure. The views also generate revenue for Google and the music publishers from the adverts positioned next to them.
RCA added 39 million fake views to its videos, Sony/BMG added 847.7 million, but Universal had well over a billion fake views removed from videos. Corporations are truly sickening sometimes.
Quale modo migliorare per raccontare l’anno che sta per finire, se non attraverso un simpatico video made in YouTube? Il popolare sito di video sharing ha creato un video che racconta gli eventi che hanno caratterizzato il 2012. Il tutto in chiave decisamente ironica.
Le canzoni utilizzate non sono state prese a caso. Trattasi di Call Me Maybe di Carly Rae Jepsen e Gangnam Style di PSY. Due tormentoni che ci hanno accompagnato per diversi mesi battendo record su record, anche in termini di visualizzazioni.
iPhone 5 owners and iOS YouTube app users, might be pleased to learn that a new update has been released by YouTube for its iOS application this week.
Bringing with it a number of new features including support for Apple’s new iPhone 5 device and its larger screen, and adding enhanced AirPlay support.
Other new features include a re-designed user interface tailored to the iPad and iPhone 5. Together with new tweaks and performance enhancements to enable videos that start faster, play more smoothly, and improved accessibility with VoiceOver.
The neatest YouTube iOS app is now available to download from the iTunes app stores for free for all iSO devices now.
Activision ha annunciato che Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sfrutterà una funzione di livestreaming per trasmettere in diretta le partite su YouTube. La notizia farà sicuramente piacere a tutti gli appassionati di e-sport, sempre molto attenti e interessati al mondo dei videogiochi trasmessi online.
Finora questa era una prerogativa riservata ai giocatori su PC, grazie ai servizi offerti da YouTube, Twitch.tv e così via. Ora invece anche i possessori di Xbox 360 e PS3 potranno entrare a far parte di questa cerchia, grazie alla funzione di livestreaming integrata nel gioco.
“Quest’innovazione permetterà ai giocatori di trasmettere online le partite multiplayer di Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, oltre che alle immagini delle loro webcam e il loro commento audio”, si legge nel comunicato ufficiale.
Over the weekend Felix Baumgartner successfully completed his Space jump from a massive 24 miles above the earth, following five years of preparation, and equipment testing.
Baumgartner’s space jump now holds world records for : Highest jump from a platform: 128,100 feet, Longest distance freefall: 119,846 feet and Maximum vertical velocity: 833.9 mph (Mach 1.24).
But while he was completing his massive space jump over 8 million YouTube viewers watched as Baumgartner was lifted to the huge 128,000 ft height before jumping and completing his 10minute freefall back to earth. Google explains:
“At peak, you were watching more than 8 million concurrent livestreams of this mission, which intended to break 50-year old records of human limits and break new ground in medical and scientific research.”
Just because your Android hardware hasn’t been upgraded to the most recent (or, next to the most recent) version of the OS doesn’t mean you have to miss new features. Google has shipped a new version of its YouTube app that brings the preloading feature we saw arrive on ICS and above devices back in June to Gingerbread and Froyo. You’ll still have to be online to watch preloaded videos from your subscriptions or watch later list, but they precache while you’re on WiFi and plugged in so you don’t have to wait through buffering to show someone Gangnam Style at the bus stop. Otherwise, the initial Watch page has changed slightly, there are more channels in the Channel Store and you can also queue up videos to play later on any YouTube-enabled TV (Google TV, PS3 etc.) device you’ve paired with your mobile.
Se ancora non ve ne siete accorti – ma è improbabile – una volta aggiornato il vostro iDevice a iOS 6 è scomparsa l’icona dell’applicazione “YouTube”, di default nel pacchetto dell’OS sin dalle prime versioni del software. Le motivazioni e le contrattazioni dietro questa mossa le abbiamo analizzate in precedenza, ma non cambiano le carte in tavolo: ora dobbiamo far rifermento all’App Store per poter accedere al noto servizio di video sharing tramite applicazione. Nel parco applicazioni iOS è già sbarcata l’app ufficiale sviluppata da Google per iPhone, ma gli sviluppatori di terze parti non hanno perso tempo e hanno sfruttato subito l’occasione, rilasciando e scontando le loro app per intercettare l’enorme fetta d’utenza.
In questo articolo abbiamo deciso di raccogliere le alternative più valide all’app a cui eravamo abituati, che si interfacciano con il servizio di YouTube e ne sfruttano le sue funzioni, sia per iPhone che per iPad. Questa lista é specialmente indicata per i possessori di iPad, che per ora possono accedere a YouTube solo da browser, e non trovano al momento un’app ufficiale nello Store.
When Apple released the first versions of their new iOS 6 operating system for their devices, which revealed Apple had removed the dedicated YouTube application, many users were a little disappointed.
If you were one of those disappointed iOS users, you will be pleased to learn that YouTube has this week announced the creation and release of a new standalone YouTube iOS app. Together with a tablet tailored iOS app specifically for Apple’s range of iPad tablets.
“The new app is built by YouTube engineers, to give our iPhone and iPod touch users the best mobile experience. “-”Swipe your finger from the left edge of the screen to reveal a guide with your subscribed channels on YouTube, giving you instant access to everything from Alli Sports to YOMYOMF.”
The first YouTube iOS app has been designed for iPhone and iPod touch users and s available from today with the iPad version arriving in the Apple iTunes Store in the coming months. For more information jump over to the YouTube Blogspot for details.
When setting up a gadget for review, delicately unboxing and smelling the carcinogenic whiff of freshly molded plastics, we typically feel some amount of excitement and anticipation to see how it stacks up against the competition. It’s either that or a resigned sense of duty as we run yet another iterative evolution of this or that laptop through the same benchmarks to see just how this year’s model stacks up to the older model now being sold on discount. With the Nexus Q, though, we felt something different altogether: genuine curiosity.
Why? Well, it’s a high-end device with a $299 MSRP, a price that’s multiple times higher higher than media streamers like the Apple TV, anything from Roku and, indeed, Google’s own Google TV. And yet, the Q has considerably less functionality than any of them. Largely because of this, many who witnessed its unveiling at Google I/O were quick to write it off. Despite having our own doubts we pledged to give it a fair swing, a week of solid use at home and with friends. How did it do? Does this high-concept device with high-end componentry make up for some decidedly low-end capabilities? There’s only one way to find out.
As Google I/O 2012 rolls along, the YouTube team is updating its Android app to v4.0 with a load of new features, but you’ll need Android 4.0+ to take advantage of them (at least for now, see below). Available in 47 countries, the new app brings a brand new UI with support for channels that reflects the redesign rolled out on the website last year (not the circle-centric look that it is testing with a select few), and it can precache videos from your favorite channels for viewing later. All you have to do is select “preload” in the setting menu and it will pull down videos from your subscriptions and Watch Later queue when plugged in and on WiFi. To actually view them later you will still need to be online, but they’ll load instantly from the device’s storage instead of streaming.
Another new feature is integrated remote functionality to control playback on connected TVs and other devices. This apparently extends to more than just Google TV, as we’re told to “expect more updates later” on how this feature will become broadly available. If you’re not rocking the latest Android software don’t freak out yet, as the team indicates these features will come to more devices later. Developers should be excited too as there’s a slew of new YouTube APIs available, hit the source links below to check them out or download the app yourself.
Someone at Google must like Airtime as much as we do, because it just added a roughly equivalent YouTube party mode to Google+ Hangouts. As long as everyone has the web app running, they can share individual videos or whole playlists that run in sync. Any set of videos is shareable through Google+ or YouTube proper. Voice chat, mercifully, flips to a push-to-talk requirement to prevent friends from talking over your favorite clip. While there’s no accounting for taste in what you play, Google can at least promise immediate, worldwide support for your group cat video sessions.
With Robocop currently in rotation on both Netflix and HBO Go, you’re probably wondering, “where else can I get my daily dose of media and cultural criticism delivered by a trigger happy law enforcement cyborg?” Well, YouTube and Google Play apparently. MGM has struck a deal with the folks in Mountain View to bring 600 of its titles to the streaming services, including the aforementioned dystopian-Detroit sci-fi classic. Of course, plenty of other top shelf titles will also be available to rent and purchase in the coming weeks — including Terminator, Rocky and Rain Man. Unfortunately for those not in the northern portion of the western hemisphere the deal is only applicable to the US and Canada. This also means that, regardless of whatever struggles Google has had in the content distribution market, it now has four of the five major studios on board. Though, we wouldn’t hold your breath for Fox.
It’s been about a year since YouTube took the betatag off of its live video streams and to celebrate it’s flipping the switch on a few new features. One major way to pull in better content is to allow its publishers to profit from it, and now they can either by charging viewers pay-per-view-style or through instream ads. On the backend they have improvements like a guided flow to follow before events go live and real time data breaking down their viewership by geography and format. Finally, Google is also provided Wirecast for YouTube Live free of charge, a bit of software that it says allows partners to do all the production (capture, switching between sources, live effects and overlays and more) necessary for “professional looking” live events. There’s more information available after the break, but as long as this means we never have to see another jump cut vlog then we’re all for it.
YouTube has announced a new feature they have added to help users improve their own videos with a simply one-click process. Joining the recently launched editing features on YouTube the new feature provides two automatic fixes to help improve exposure and stabilisation.
So if you had any videos that need a little stabilisation or are a little on the dark side, YouTube’s one click service might be perfect. However being one-click if you are looking for more adjustments and a way to adjust your video footage, you will need to look elsewhere.
The one-click service does offer an easy way to carry out maintenance and if you don’t like the results YouTube has added handy undo option.
“This breakthrough in video awesomeness is possible thanks to our research team who expanded on the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button launched last year, automatically detecting if stabilization or color correction would be helpful for you. The result is a one-click option rolling out over the next few days that cures these two symptoms now, and more planned in the future. “
Source: Tech Radar
Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android-running hardware has had access to HD resolution YouTubestreams since launch (as seen above), but an update to the app that rolled out yesterday finally brings HD to some devices running Froyo or Gingerbread. The catch is that YouTube HD res won’t work on every Android 2.2 or 2.3 phone or tablet, as we’re told it is set dynamically based on screen size and resolution. Another quirk is that some devices still won’t install the updated version directly from the Market, like our Epic 4G Touch. Still, assuming you can snag the update — through official or unofficial means — if you have the pixels to spare you should see upgraded video quality from now on.
Alongside the new additions to Canon’s A-Series of digital cameras, the company is also giving more demanding consumers a similar outpouring of love with four additional shooters in the PowerShot family, which sport a diverse array of features such as WiFi connectivity, 20x optical zoom and rugged designs. Leading the charge for the ELPH lineup is the 530 HS. Along with the 320 HS, it features the ability to wirelessly upload images to Canon’s online portal, where users may then post their latest captures to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The ELPH 530 HS features a 12x optical zoom lens paired with a 10 megapixel sensor and is expected to retail for $349 in April. Meanwhile, the 320 HS delivers a 5x optical zoom lens and a 16.1 megapixel sensor. It’ll carry a $280 price tag and is set to hit stores in March. Both ELPH models feature Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor, capture 1080p video and include a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen.
Those who roll Rear Window style may want to check out Canon’s new SX260 HS, which packs a 25mm wide-angle lens that boasts up to 20x optical zoom. Like the latest ELPH’s, it also offers the DIGIC 5 processor and captures 1080p video. Unique to the SX260 HS, it features GPS for location tagging and a burst shooting mode that captures a continuous 10.3 frames per second. It’ll be available in March for $349 and is set to come in black, green and red finishes. Lastly, the D20 offers up a few ruggedized features for outdoor enthusiasts. It features underwater shooting abilities (including a specific macro mode), and is also said to be shock-proof and freeze-proof — no mention of it tolerating heat, though. The D20 incorporates a 12.1 megapixel sensor, captures 1080p video and features a 5x optical zoom lens. It also offers GPS, but unlike the other cameras here, it uses the DIGIC 4 image processor. If you’re considering the D20 for your next adventure, it’ll be available in May for $349. You’ll discover more about these four additions in the PR, after the break.
YouTube has today rolled out new updates to a number of its services including a refresh to its browse page, to help users easily find more Channels on YouTube. Together with top lists like Most Viewed Today, you can now discover and subscribe to more YouTube Channels on browse pages, which will then regularly update on your homepage.
The new browse features also now enables you to discover more content under categories including Entertainment, People & Blogs, Science & Technology and more. YouTubes Video editor has also received a visual refresh, as well as a new timeline, easier clip trimming and a moving playhead.
Many YouTube users provided feedback to Google regards the Video manager Update back in December, and now some of this feedback has been used to add search history, and improved display of scheduled uploads and claimed videos. Users also requested that likes and dislikes statistics were returned, which has now happened.
YouTube hits 4 billion views per day, deals with 60 hours of uploaded content every minute (Update: Count it in nyans)
It looks like that redesign was worth it. The Google-owned video site has recently revealed that it’s now streaming 4 billion videos every day, up 25 percent on daily views from eight months earlier. According to Reuter‘s report, the site now has to deal with around 60 hours of uploaded video every minute. As long as those education videos are kept separate and the cat content keeps coming, we’ll be happy.
It’s only available to those in the Xbox Live preview program at the moment, but you can officially add the Xbox 360 to the list of platforms that offer access to YouTube videos. Beta participants should be now able to download the app from the console’s new Apps Marketplace, and find all the usual personalized features you’d expect from YouTube, plus the Kinect controls you’d expect from an Xbox app. Still no word about a roll-out to everyone else, nor is there any word on a firm release date for all those other new video services slated to hit the console (they’re still just promised for “later in December”).