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Youtube... A look at the dark future
« on: August 24, 2009, 03:00:01 AM »
The Dark side of Youtube's Fate

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10221459-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1023_3-0-5

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Move over Hotforwords, Lonelygirl15, and all the other YouTube stars. The video site is bringing in more professionally made content and plans to make it a marquee product.

The Internet's largest video site on Thursday announced that it has struck deals with a host of entertainment companies, including Sony Pictures, CBS (parent company of CNET News), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lionsgate, Starz, and the BBC, to acquire "thousands" of TV episodes and hundreds of films. The new content will only be available in the United States.

YouTube executives also said during a conference call that they have redesigned part of its Web site to create separate areas for professionally made content. On the site's front door will be two new tabs.

"The 'Shows' tab allows you to browse shows by genre, network, title and popularity," YouTube said in a statement. "The 'Subscriptions' tab will grant logged-in users one-click access to fresh content from their favorite creators."

At this point, it appears the most significant partnership is with Sony Pictures, one of the largest Hollywood film studios. The studio has agreed to post several full-length feature films and TV shows to YouTube. Some of the TV shows include, "Bewitched," and "Charlies Angels" and among the films are "Blue Lagoon," "Single White Female," and "Nowhere to Run." CNET reported earlier this month that the companies were in talks about a feature-film deal.

Representatives from Sony Pictures declined to comment.

Movies from Sony Pictures will only trickle on to YouTube, at least initially. YouTube has agreed to display the films using a video player from Crackle, Sony Pictures' own video site. The studio will control all the advertising for the films and Crackle will also get credit for the traffic.

Also on Thursday afternoon, Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, suggested during a conference call about the company's earnings that YouTube could someday charge fees.

"With respect to how it'll get monetized, our first priority is on the advertising side," Schmidt said. "We do expect over time to see micropayments and other forms of subscription models coming as well, but our initial focus is on advertising."

YouTube, acquired by Google in 2006, also announced it is launching a test version of Google TV Ads Online. Advertisers will be enabled to insert their advertisements into the ad breaks within TV shows displayed online. But to do this, advertisers must first enter bids for the shows it wants.

YouTube said pre-roll and post-roll ads may also be bid on.

While most of the TV shows and films YouTube acquired are at least several years old, the Sony news marks YouTube's most significant Hollywood deal yet. YouTube was once called a "rogue" by Viacom executives, who claimed in a 2007 lawsuit that the company encouraged the posting of unauthorized copies of its material to the site.

The feeling by many in Hollywood was that YouTube was hostile to content creators. But over the past year, Google and YouTube have made the service more attractive to big movie and TV companies. The site has upgraded the quality of its streaming video and began filtering content to eliminate pirated material.

Another concern was that the site offered no copy protections on its streams, according to film industry insiders. YouTube solved that problem with Sony Pictures at least, by using the studio's own video player.

This saddens me a lot... Youtube is dead for me, I hope that don't happens... Discuss, guys.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 03:10:50 AM »
Youtube has always been lame to me.

That's why I use niconico. Or just not watch stuff online at all.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 04:54:39 AM »
COOLSTORYBRO

This is kind of old news.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 08:07:00 AM »
wait, there's seriously a movie called "single white female"?
Is it a horrble parody analgam of romcoms with lots of farts/poop and gay black guys?
Wotters gonna' wot


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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 04:05:28 PM »
what

they've already done this


also if you use adblock plus you don't get the ads before ad after videos that I've heard about

I haven't seen them anyway
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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 04:52:35 PM »
So uhh

How is this bad again?

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 04:54:26 PM »
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The new content will only be available in the United States.
You lost me.

Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 05:09:36 PM »
Apparently a company that deals with the internet, only cares about America in the least bit.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009, 06:22:31 PM »
Oh great, this is like another Crunchyroll fiasco.
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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2009, 09:39:11 PM »
old news. it was dead long ago

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2009, 10:03:43 PM »
The Dark side of Youtube's Fate
Guess the first thing I thought of.....guess some people like me are hopelessly addicted.

And yeah, it's kind of old news, but I didn't really notice it except for having some videos region blocked.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2009, 10:20:48 PM »
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The new content will only be available in the United States.
You lost me.

My guess would be because of the copyright laws in place in the US.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2009, 10:30:56 PM »

Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2009, 10:58:55 PM »
Meh hard to care when you know leet hackers will just steal youtube's coding and make a new site.
Probably already have too.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2009, 07:44:55 AM »
Hulutube lol.
I'll be honest when I say everyone wants to get rich, that means selling your best asset. Youtube is a bit on the matured product side, I'd say overselling its appeal is what killed it.
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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2009, 05:32:47 PM »
Youtube still keeps wiping out all my subscriptions and favorites.
Kama151a, lance07112000, NicoWatcher7775, & mimikku89.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2009, 07:42:30 PM »
So uhh

How is this bad again?
See the part where youtube may start "charghing a feee" for their services.

Of course this seems like something that could be trivially bypassed, but still, that's kind of annoying and hateful on their part.
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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2009, 08:16:26 PM »
Ha, they should change it to paytube then because the only people on there will be their parents.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2009, 10:22:17 PM »
http://www.viddler.com/

I think this would explain why they may be desperate to begin their step into more money making matters.
Considerably so, youtube is a poor video sharing site compared with nico and this one.
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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2009, 08:43:19 AM »
Youtube still keeps wiping out all my subscriptions and favorites.
Kama151a, lance07112000, NicoWatcher7775, & mimikku89.
It doesn't surprise me they keep on removing the nico uploaders. Youtube's been pissed at nico ever since they branched off and became their own entity. Rather upset over the removal of mimikku89 though, that account had quite a few of my favorite music vids on it.

Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2009, 12:07:14 PM »
He has a new channel here. Sadly he can't upload all his old videos.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2009, 09:37:38 PM »
Cool story bro.

Youtube has always been the darkside. Haven't you been paying attention? :V

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2009, 12:03:43 AM »
YouTube was once cool, anyways.
Blablabla, and it will turn to nothing soon.
Even my small stupid channel has been getting videos suspended.
But yeah, wouldn't bother me too much to change, except for losing my hueg list of favs.
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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2009, 12:07:49 AM »
Well youtube hasn't seem to have fallen as bad as veoh has.
Having commercials at random periods in someones uploaded videos in the worst.
People stopped watching tv to get away from having commercial breaks during a show. 

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2009, 12:09:46 AM »
I don't really get ads on the internet anyway. AdBlock is your friend.
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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2009, 02:03:01 AM »
They are video ads. So there is nothing ad block can really do.
I would be fine with banner ads.

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Re: Youtube... A look at the dark future
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2009, 02:19:58 AM »
If it gets bad enough, I'll probably go exclusively on nicovideo. They have more interesting stuff there anyway-- in not-shitty quality most of the time, unlike YouTube, where if there is decent quality, it takes forever to load for me.

Besides, the comment style on nico is so much cooler than YouTube's. Not only that, but the community is less retarded, too (well, from what I can read, at least. Let's hear it for not knowing how to read more than a few kanji~)