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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MySpaceTV Launches Direct Video Upload Up To 512mb




MySpaceTV launches a direct video upload

· No apps/installs/downloads necessary, it’s in browser action.
· also announcing a new video upload amount – it’s now 512mb.
· There is also now no limit of video length moving forward.

I asked if MySpace was gong to have any rev share deals for content creators and Jason Kirk, VP of MySpaceTV said,

"at this time there are no immediate plans rev share on advertising video from Direct Upload and Record. That said, if content looks promising or finds an audience on its own we’ll certainly consider taking things further with the creator/content. "

I guess that's pretty much the same answer anywhere, "If you bring us a lot of traffic we might think about giving you some of the money."

I wonder if anyone would go to work at a online video site under those terms:

"Come work for our website and if you bring us a whole bunch of customers we might think about paying you for working here."

I have a few ideas on how I might be able to make some money using this new feature but I need to check it out a little more before I blog about it.

Here's the press release MySpace sent me:


MYSPACETV GLOBALLY LAUNCHES DIRECT VIDEO RECORD & UPLOAD FUNCTION

MySpace Users With Webcams Now Able To Upload Video To MySpaceTV Without Saving Files To Computer

Video Upload Limit Increased To 512MB; Video Length Limit Removed

NEW YORK – September 11, 2008- MySpace, the world's premier social network, today announced the launch of Direct Video Record functionality for MySpaceTV (http://www.myspacetv.com) enabling users with any webcam to directly record and upload videos to MySpaceTV without having to save a single file on their computer.

To access the new feature users simply log into their account and upload a video as they would normally, and click on the “Record a Video Now” button to start the short record and upload process. After recording, users will be able to share videos in the usual fashion throughout the site including bulletins, comments, blogs and profiles. Videos will be processed in the same way and using the same technology as regular file uploads. All videos will still be subject to MySpace’s terms and conditions. Users will be able to preview and rerecord videos before they are viewable by the public or choose to keep them private as with all other content on the site.

In addition to the launch of “Direct Video Record and Upload”, MySpaceTV is also announcing a new video upload limit of 512 megabytes per video with no upload time restriction, users still have no limit on the number of videos that can be uploaded.

“The new direct upload feature is a great addition to our constantly evolving feature set on MySpaceTV. The MySpace community is a creative group of individuals who we expect will fully utilize the direct upload with creative shows, commentaries and vlogs,” said Jason Kirk, VP of MySpaceTV. “Whether you are a musician, videoblogger, budding actor or an everyday user just looking for a job and using this tool to post a video resume, MySpaceTV makes it easier than ever before to with ‘Direct Record and Upload’. Look out for more updates and areas on the site where you can use this new tool in the future.”

Once uploaded, users will be able to share the new content they have created in a variety of ways including embedding messages on bulletins, blogs and sections throughout the MySpace community. Content will also be able to be used and shared off of the MySpace network on blogs, wikis and websites. Future upgrades of the tool will be iteratively rolled out in the next few months and will enable users to share and communicate even faster.

3 comments:

Casey McKinnon said...

Oh Tim... your sarcastic realism is unsurmountable. <3

Daisy Whitney said...

It just seems like videos would get lost there

1 Tim Street said...

For you Daisy it would get lost. You don't live on MySpace. But Imagine if the same feature were on Twitter?

Would you take advantage of that?