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The popular video site YouTube has been negotiating with record labels to post thousands of music videos online, aiming to move beyond being a site where people mostly share homemade video clips. YouTube, which claims over 100 millions views per day, is reportedly seeking the rights to post current and archive music videos online, and said any commercial model it chooses will offer the videos for free.

"What we really want to do is in six to 12 months, maybe 18 months, to have every music video ever created up on YouTube," co-founder Steve Chen told Reuters. "We're trying to bring in as much of this content as we can on to the site."

Chen also said YouTube intends to differentiate itself from pay-to-view or download services like iTunes and AOL Music, or others like Yahoo Music, which is supported by an advertising revenue share model with record labels. YouTube hopes to integrate the music videos into the community features of its site, allowing users to add the videos to their own profiles and post reviews of them. The business model is reportedly being developed in tandem with all four major record companies.

Now, getting the four major labels to agree to this business model is key since YouTube has run into trouble in the past when users posted copyrighted videos from television shows on its site, including one run-in with NBC over a Saturday Night Live clip. But YouTube says its policy is to take down pirated content as soon as it becomes aware of it. "Right now we're trying to very quickly determine how and what the model is to distribute this content and we're very aggressive in assisting the labels in trying to get the content on to YouTube," Chen said.

Warner Music and EMI both confirmed to Reuters that they are trying to work with YouTube. "We're obviously interested in legitimate use scenarios and trying to broaden those, and our focus with YouTube is how to be partners while protecting our artists and ensuring they get paid," said Warner's SVP of digital and business development Michael Nash

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I was wondering about that last night. I was wondering how the videos we enjoy and post on here from YouTube to share are acquired and if we are doing something illegal.

Can I get off with an insanity plea? :crazy:

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I am under the impression that just posting links to YouTube is okay. We aren't stealing their bandwith, we are just directing people to go to their site, right?

The statement above is the opinion of the individual and is in no way a reflection on Songfacts or any policies the individual may not be aware of. Blame me, not Carl, if I'm wrong.

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I agree with that.

I wasn't trying to open up a can of worms or anything....I was just wondering, since there are a lot of music videos already on there, and this story made me wonder more.

You can all just tell me to shut up now!

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However, some experts believe that Morris' comments were merely a negotiation tactic on behalf of UMG. "This is probably a negotiating ploy," Mike McGuire, an entertainment analyst with research firm Gartner, told the Los Angeles Times. "Nobody really wants MySpace or YouTube to disappear. The music industry needs them too badly. They're just figuring out how to get paid."

so it's either that youtube takes a fee, or more likely that they'll have more advertising... :crazy:

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THE PROS AND CONS OF YouTube.

PROS:


  • Good music videos.(Counts as 33 pros!)

CONS:


  • Un-censored comments/descriptions
    Some people post WAYYYYYY too stupid stuff.
    The inability to downlaod waht you want to burn onto a DVD.

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THE PROS AND CONS OF YouTube.

PROS:


  • Good music videos.(Counts as 33 pros!)

CONS:


  • Un-censored comments/descriptions
    Some people post WAYYYYYY too stupid stuff.
    The inability to downlaod waht you want to burn onto a DVD.

It's easy to download the videos. Just watch a video on YouTube, then go to the Temporary Internet Files folder on your computer and find files named like "get_video?video_id=i-Hhu6_tD6Q" and copy them to another location. Rename them with an .flv extension and you can watch them with the VLC Media Player for example.

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Whoa, Peaches, that playlist thing is awesome. My MySpace must have one! I could be doing homework... but I have a playlist to make!

Yay for the playlist! The wise and all-knowing Earth Angel taught me about that. Hey, you have a page? Feel free to add me as a friend. Unless you are ashamed to be associated with me... :(

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It's easy to download the videos. Just watch a video on YouTube, then go to the Temporary Internet Files folder on your computer and find files named like "get_video?video_id=i-Hhu6_tD6Q" and copy them to another location. Rename them with an .flv extension and you can watch them with the VLC Media Player for example.

What's the VLC media player?

Can you do this on WMP and burn the videos to a DVD?

How do you get to your temporary files folder?

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What's the VLC media player?

Can you do this on WMP and burn the videos to a DVD?

How do you get to your temporary files folder?

you don't have to do the searching and renaming, just use this link

the videos on youtube are in a Flash format (.flv), which can't be played e.g. in the Windows Media Player, the VLC Player is a freeware, basic media player that can play mostly any format

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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