Wednesday, December 14, 2011

YouTube for Xbox 360 Spotlight

The YouTube app for the Xbox 360 is here, and YouTube is currently spotlighting the feature.  They even put together a quick video so you can see what it looks like, and how to get it.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

YouTube Analytics Replaces Insight

Have you looked at the new YouTube Analytics page, yet?  It's the replacement for the older YouTube Insight.  It contains most of the same info, but with a new interface.  You can read the official blog entry here.

Analytics has it's share of good and bad compared to the older Insight interface, but overall seems to make the important numbers available faster.  Now, those numbers just need to be updated more frequently.

Monday, November 14, 2011

YouTube Homepage Experiment Update

Have you noticed a dramatic change to the YouTube homepage lately?  Most likely not, but some users have been randomly added to the latest YouTube Homepage design experiment.

Check out this article about what you may (or may not) be seeing on the YouTube homepage very soon.  (Note that the experiment is not directly connected to Google+, which the article may make you believe.  Not saying it isn't inspired by Google+'s design, though.)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

YouTube Medals

For those who know and love the 'YouTube Honors' that identified popular content on YouTube, there will now be 'YouTube Medals'.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Return of the YouTube Blog's Release Notes

Remember when the YouTube Blog would post an entry informing users of it's latest features?  These posts have returned, and you can read the latest here.

A few of the announced features include the official release of the new video 'end screen', an update to the Playlist bar, and more countries added to the list of availability for the YouTube Partner Program.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Would you Buy Pomplamoose Soap?

Would you Buy Pomplamoose Soap?  You might be thinking, "Of course not, I would sell my own!".  If you are a Music Partner on YouTube, you might be able to do that very soon.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Update to the YouTube API

For the many Google Account users who don't actually have YouTube accounts, you will be able to take advantage of using various online applications that use the YouTube API.

To read the long, technical description (which you most likely won't read unless you are an API developer), you can click here.

The short version means that if you or someone else ever ran into a YouTube related app on website, but it couldn't be used without being logged in to a YouTube account, someone's found an official way around that.

Friday, September 30, 2011

YouTube Clears Up Some Policy Myths

Check out YouTube's recent blog entry, which intends to address some various myths about policy guidelines and video flagging. Be sure to check out the Context is King entry, as well.

YouTube Blog: Clearing up some policy myths

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Top Contributor Summit Videos from YouTube TC's

Here are a few videos of the Google Global Top Contributor Summit from YouTube TC's rewboss and TexasHighDef.

New YouTube Features in September

YouTube has launched a few new features over the past couple of weeks.  Do any of them interest you?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Subscriptions Fail?

It appears that there is a problem with subscriptions on YouTube at the moment.  Seems that new videos uploaded since yesterday have stopped appearing under subscriptions.  Keep this in mind if you have recently uploaded any videos, or were thinking about doing so.  You might want to wait for the bug to be fixed, or use one of YouTube's alternate video sharing methods for the time being.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Google Summit Aftermath and Stuff Inbetween

I just got home a bit late last night, from what could very well be one of the most unique and surreal internet gatherings I've ever been a part of.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Going to Google Next Week

Next week, I will be going to California, where I will be meeting with various Google representatives, as well as several Guides and Top Contributors from the YouTube Help Forums.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Upcoming Changes to Deleted YouTube Accounts

Starting September 6th, currently deleted YouTube accounts, as well as accounts deleted after that date, will be deleted permanently. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Uploading your Call of Duty Gameplay to YouTube

If you have about an hour or so to spare, check out this video about how the developers of Call of Duty: Black Ops worked to integrate uploading gameplay footage directly to YouTube with the help of YouTube's Upload API's.  The video also goes further by discussing similar technology that will be used in the near future.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Preview of YouTube's New Embedded Playlist Player

Well, sort of.  As mentioned earlier, the creation of embedded Custom Players has been discontinued, in hopes of increasing popularity of the newer embedded playlists.

You can read how to preview the new embedded playlist player here.  The official launch for the new player is set for July 20th.

Want to know what Channel Branding Options will be in Cosmic Panda?

Seems the answer is, "Not much".

On the bright side, it seems that while channels may be losing some customization, the video watch pages may be gaining something new.

Oh, and no more channel autoplay.  For anyone.  That's mentioned somewhere.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

YouTube Discontinues it's Custom Player

YouTube has recently discontinued it's embedded Custom Video Player, with the announcement being a bit under the radar.

YouTube NextUp for Europe

It seems YouTube has a version of YouTube NextUp open for certain parts of Europe.  More information can be found here.  For anyone interested, this ends very soon (June 28th).

Monday, June 6, 2011

YouTube App Confirmed (for Xbox, anyway)

Microsoft announced at their E3 Media Briefing in Los Angeles today that YouTube will be available through XBox Live as part of an XBox Dashboard update this fall.  No other feature details for the app have been announced at this time.

(As of this post, the app has not been announced for any other console.)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

YouTube Takes You to (Copyright) School

YouTube has recently announced the opening of their new Copyright Help Center.  Along with this announcement is the opening of YouTube Copyright School, which users will have to complete a tutorial if they are caught violating copyright. 

This is hopefully an attempt to keep fewer accounts from being suspended due to accidental or unjustified copyright claims, though it has been made clear that the removal of copyright strikes is still not guaranteed.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

YouTube Adds Features to Video Editor

I don't have too much experience with the feature (never really needed to use it, and I had problems with it when I tried), but YouTube has added a few new features to it's video editor.

Features added include a stabilizer, which attempts to remove unsteady camera shaking from a video, and a 3D editing feature, which is an attempt to make YouTube 3D video much easier to create.

You can check out the full details here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

YouTube Creator Institute and YouTube NextUp

Last week, YouTube announced their YouTube Next campaign.  At that time, it was a bit unclear as to what this actually meant.  Over the past couple of days, the Official YouTube Blog has cleared up some of the confusion, and has announced two programs (or contests) with the hopes of getting people in front of (or perhaps behind?) the camera.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Subscription Buttons Broken Today?

I've heard the subscription buttons were broken today.  Maybe by the time anyone sees this, they will be fixed, but yeah...

Friday, January 14, 2011

YouTube Partner Virtual Meetup...?

YouTube has just announced on their blog that they will be hosting a 'YouTube Partner Virtual Meetup' on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 2PM PST (5PM EST).

YouTube is currently accepting questions on the Official YouTube Channel, where the live event will be streamed.  The event will also accept feedback and questions live via Twitter (using the tag #YTPartner).