What is You Tube?
YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. YouTube was created in mid-February 2005 by three former PayPal employees. The San Bruno-based service uses Adobe Flash technology to display a wide variety of video content, including movie clips, TV clips and music videos, as well as amateur content such as videoblogging and short original videos. In October 2006, Google Inc. announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the company for US$1.65 billion in Google stock. The deal closed on November 13, 2006.
Unregistered users can watch most videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos. Some videos are available only to users of age 18 or older (e.g. videos containing potentially offensive content). The uploading of videos containing pornography, nudity, defamation, harassment, commercial advertisements and material encouraging criminal conduct is prohibited. Related videos, determined by title and tags, appear onscreen to the right of a given video. In YouTube's second year, functions were added to enhance user ability to post video 'responses' and subscribe to content feeds.
Few statistics are publicly available regarding the number of videos on YouTube. However, in July 2006, the company revealed that more than 100 million videos were being watched every day, and 2.5 billion videos were watched in June 2006. 50,000 videos were being added per day in May 2006, and this increased to 65,000 by July.
In August 2006, The Wall Street Journal published an article revealing that YouTube was hosting about 6.1 million videos (requiring about 45 terabytes of storage space), and had about 500,000 user accounts. As of March 19, 2008, a YouTube search returns about 72.1 million videos and 2.89 million user channels.
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DOWNLOADING VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
1) Download YouTube Downloader here.
Note: The file is hosted by easy-share,
if you are having problems downloading
the file please go here for the tutorial.
2) Install the software by double-clicking on it.
If you are successfull you will see a
Youtube Downloader icon on
3) Now, go to youtube.com and search for
the video you want to download.
On the search results, right-click
on the video you want to download,
and choose Copy Shortcut. This will
enable the link to be copied on your clipboard.
4) Click the Youtube Downloader icon
to start the program. If you have the link in
your clipboard, YouTube Downloader will
automatically paste the link/URL in the
Enter Video URL field. Click Ok.
5) A Windows Dialog Box will appear, you have the
option to choose the location and to
change the filename of the file you are
downloading, however don't forget to put .flv
as the extension of the file. If you don't type it,
windows will search of a program that will play it.
6) If you are successful you'll see a downloading box like this.
Note : Download time will differ depending on the length of
the video you are downloading. However sometimes you
thought the download was done, and when you try to play
the file it doesn't play. This is due to corrupted download,
you just have to try downloading the file again.