YouTube Doubled Its Online Video Store SelectionAdded: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
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According to Washington Post, YouTube is expanding its online video store making more videos available for streaming while they are released on DVD. The decision was announced a few days ago, making clear that the competition in the market keeps escalating.
Google-owned YouTube is trying to lure business away from the competing services like Apple’s iTunes and Amazon.com, which are also engaged into renting online videos on a pay-per-view basis. Meanwhile, 3 services together are hoping to undercut Netflix, which accounted for over 13 million customers within the past 2 years at its subscription video service.
As today the popularity of watching videos through high-speed Internet connections rather than on DVDs is rapidly increasing, YouTube announced some new licensing deals it reached with a few major movie studios. The service promised to add around 3,000 titles to its rental library. Unfortunately, the library in question is only available in the United States. Thus, the service would account for 6,000 rental selections over a year after it launched the store. Earlier, few of the videos released in this rental store were available at one time with the DVD releases, which apparently put YouTube at a competitive disadvantage.
Now the major part of YouTube’s videos rent for $3-4 per viewing, which is comparable with similar services. At the same time, the streaming library of Netflix accounts for over 20,000 titles, and provides more attractive conditions: the service offers its users an unlimited amount of viewing for only $8 per month. However, few of its titles are available at the same time as the DVD releases.
When YouTube opened its rental store, it was clear that the service has evolved from a website for homemade videos to a large outlet. However, it still takes time to win over Hollywood, as YouTube appeared as a haven for pirated videos right after the service had been launched 6 years ago. After Google purchased YouTude a year later, it imposed more anti-piracy tools. Nevertheless, some movie studios are still unhappy with YouTube: for example, Viacom Inc. is currently trying to revive a lawsuit asking for over $1 billion in damages for alleged piracy, and this is despite the fact that a federal judge has already ruled once that YouTube had not broken the law. Naturally, Viacom-owned movie studios refused to rent their movies through YouTube, but NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, and Sony Pictures have already agreed to do that.
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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
|and there you have it!!! it's netflix, itunes, amazon, and now youtube that are resposible for low dvd sales.....because people are just streaming them to there computers now (13 million customers streamed movies from netflix instead of buying them.) i wonder if the mpaa puts that into their figures for low dvd sales, or if they take the ''less bought dvd's do to legal internet renting revenue'' and add it to the illegal file sharing damages number to make file sharing damages look worse than it really is.|
|posted by (2011-05-10 21:53:39)|
|The Majority of people would rather pay the Netflix $8 a month and stream their movies then worry about getting caught downloading..There is an extremely low percentage that actually saves what they download after viewing the movie or tv shows more than once... They feel that just learning the tech involved with downloading is too much, let alone if it is illegal.. The people like us who do download pretty much would never plop down $10-$20 for a DVD anyway. Its there so we watch it, otherwise we might never see it... If its worthly of a theater ticket, like Transformers 3, then we might, but otherwise, too many lazy options like redbox and netflix are available for those who would rather not learn what a torrent is.... and thats the people they are losing sales too....|
|posted by (2011-05-10 23:09:48)|
|Yeah, this is interesting, but there's also a good & bad view on it. Lots of people I know who watch movies/TV shows, etc., usually look for them online afterwards to own. Kind of like when you rent a movie, you watch it, then it's a 50/50 if you liked it so much you'd consider buying it, but instead, they'll try their luck finding it online. How I see it, I'm thinking this may increase a few downloads because people have a wide selection of videos to rent via streaming, but after that, they want to own a digital copy (or physical copy).|
|You all nailed it except one thing? The bandwidth caps ISP's are now forcing on us; so watching streaming movies for 8.00 per month you now have to figure about another one to two dollars per movie cost in the ISP's fee's if you go over your limit. Thing is they told and sold unlimited use plans like a drug dealer giving away freebie's to get client hooked and then nails them...|
This is off topic; but moderators have been deleting my posts even though they have not violated ET's posting policy. ET has become a place of petty individuals and user their moderator or admin access to censor user's and send stupid messages to these users calling them names and telling them to take two in the morning.. I have and seen a core group of posters who either flame or troll all the time and that include the previously mentioned in that group.
There is allot of useful information people can contribute; but they go else where when this stupidity happens. You then get users who only leech and I see many posters complaining why no one is seeding? I wonder why?????????
The stupid icons I was stuck with is a prime example of what I am saying.... THOSE came from ET admin; who was eventually banned...
|posted by (2011-05-11 18:26:44)|
|Mena, I value alot of what you post, so I would have to say for ET to stop the filtering. As the the Bandwidth caps... I saw the PC World article about it where Netflixs is suing At&T and Comcast calling the caps a Netflix Tax since they own the bulk of the streaming market.|
In my case, I have tested the cap for my Verizon service... I don't know if I was charged for going over any such, but I know within the past month I have downloaded pretty close to 500gig.. I have just about completed a Disney Collection, and someone was nice to have uploaded a collection decade by decade on one of my private sites, plus I had to fill in what they missed. As well as keep up with the normal stuff... I do believe from time to time I am being throttled, but simply reseting my router fixes that (off/on) How does one prove that anyway, without having a 24/7 monitor setup that is..ummm....
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