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Here’s the one big advantage YouTube has over Facebook’s new video platform

by Gizmoration March 28, 2015
Google should worry a little more about Facebook, especially now since the company introduced its own media player that can be shared and embedded on different websites, just like YouTube. But, YouTube has one key advantage over Facebook and other user-generated video sites like Vine: A healthy balance of creators.  Based on recent data from [...]

YouTube now supports 4K video at a super smooth 60fps

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
YouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second at lower resolutions. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two. Videos shot in 4K “Ultra HD” resolution (3840×2160) at 60fps can now be played [...]

YouTube now supports 4K video at a super smooth 60fps

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
YouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two. Videos shot… Read more ›

YouTube is testing smooth 60fps video streaming in ultra high-def 4K resolution

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
After YouTube announced its support for smooth 60 frames per second (fps) video playback last October, TechCrunch reports that the streaming platform is now experimenting with high framerate video at 4K resolution. The effect is nothing short of stunning. In addition to sharper video, movement appears far smoother than at more common framerates of 24fps [...]

YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
 Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback. Now they’re cranking things up to an almost absurd level. 60 FPS video, on YouTube… at 4K. Read More

Facebook is taking a huge swing at YouTube

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
Facebook is launching an embeddable video player, the company announced at its developers conference Wednesday afternoon. Users will now be able to embed Facebook-hosted videos anywhere on the web, just like it’s possible to do with YouTube or Vimeo videos. This embeddable video player will become available to use today.  This is a big challenge [...]

YouTube Live to take on Twitch and be announced at E3 – report

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
YouTube owner Google was reportedly denied a juicy $ 1bn buyout of livestreaming platform Twitch last year. That had been Google’s solution to a growing phenomenon: buy it. But since that didn’t happen, YouTube had to do something else. The solution this time: build a livestreaming platform itself. Build YouTube Live. That’s reportedly the name, [...]

YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement [...]

These 17 YouTube Stars Probably Make Millions Playing Video Games

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
1. Smosh: Up to $ 3 million (annual income estimate) Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox bring us Smosh, one of the most famous YouTube channels in existence. In addition to vids about mobile gaming, the duo have created an entire network of channels including a movie parody channel and an “If Blank Were Real” channel [...]

These 17 YouTube Stars Probably Make Millions Playing Video Games

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
1. Smosh: Up to $ 3 million (annual income estimate) Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox bring us Smosh, one of the most famous YouTube channels in existence. In addition to vids about mobile gaming, the duo have created an entire network of channels including a movie parody channel and an “If Blank Were Real” channel [...]

GS News – YouTube Taking On Twitch; Beards Grow In The Witcher 3?!

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
CD Projekt Red explains plans for facial hair, Dragon Age: Inquisition’s DLC is out, and YouTube might be getting into eSports and game livestreaming.

Report: YouTube Live will launch in 2015 with focus on game streaming

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
The rising popularity of online video game streaming—that is, watching other people play video games live—really hit the mainstream once Twitch, the Internet’s largest game-streaming platform, was bought out by Amazon for nearly a billion dollars last year. Anyone who thought that asking price was insane may not have realized that Google was about to spend [...]

Vessel wants to steal your eyes from YouTube, and you can try it for free

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
There’s a new video service in town, and while it might be a small upstart, it’s being very aggressive against Google’s giant YouTube. The service, called Vessel, is now accepting sign-ups from anyone via its homepage. Content is free to start with, but the firm’s model means that to get early-access to videos before they [...]

Inflame: Nintendo’s mobile move as bad as shaving Mario’s face for YouTube likes, says internet

by Gizmoration March 22, 2015
The world’s been screaming at Nintendo to make mobile phone games for years, and now it’s announced a plan to do just that suddenly no one’s quite so excited about it. The reason for the sudden lack of enthusiasm is the name of the partner the gaming giant has chosen for its first wave of [...]

#Katch For Meerkat Auto-Uploads Streams To YouTube With A Hashtag

by Gizmoration March 22, 2015
 Buzzy live streaming video app du jour Meerkat does include an option to save your video once you’ve killed the stream — but hey, in the slick environs of frictionless social broadcasting who has time for after-the-fact uploading? So here’s Katch to take the incremental strain out of your post-Meerkat experience via a hashtag-triggered auto-upload. [...]

Katch uploads any Meerkat stream to YouTube with a simple hashtag

by Gizmoration March 21, 2015
Meerkat, the app that makes it easy to stream live video to Twitter, lacks one major feature: the ability to quickly upload your video for watching after it’s over. Katch solves this problem; all you have to do is use the hashtag #katch in the title of your stream and it’ll automatically create a YouTube video [...]

Inflame: Nintendo’s mobile move as bad as shaving Mario’s face for YouTube likes, says internet

by Gizmoration March 21, 2015
The world’s been screaming at Nintendo to make mobile phone games for years, and now it’s announced a plan to do just that suddenly no one’s quite so excited about it. The reason for the sudden lack of enthusiasm is the name of the partner the gaming giant has chosen for its first wave of [...]

Google invites you to the 2015 YouTube Music Awards, hosted by Tyler Oakley

by Gizmoration March 20, 2015
With the launch of MTV in the 1980s, music and video became forever linked. In recent years, the name MTV, or Music TV, became quite the misnomer, as the channel ditched the music videos that made it popular, embracing original programming instead. The music video did not die, however, it just moved to the web [...]

Top 10 Branded Videos: Durex’s Secret Bedroom Technology Takes Over YouTube

by Gizmoration March 17, 2015
Durex's clever technology-bashing video is having a reverse effect, racking up 12 million views on this week's Adweek/Tubular top 10 branded video chart. The condom brand's three-minute video punks a group of couples into thinking Durex has found "sexy smartphone technology." Durex has uploaded two copies of the spot to its YouTube page. A Russian [...]

YouTube Is Changing Your Least Favorite Feature: Annotations

by Gizmoration March 17, 2015
YouTube is finally retooling a troublesome feature, making it more useful for content producers and hopefully a bit less frustrating for users. Annotations, YouTube's clickable pop-ups (which, to be clear, are still available for the moment) are being joined in the company's toolbox by a new feature called "cards," which, to every advertiser's delight (and [...]

 
 
 
 

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