How to Feature a Video on YouTube

There are many websites that repost YouTube videos. However, people can only watch a part of low-resolution videos from most of them. In this article, I will introduce how to feature a video on YouTube. Let’s have a look at these methods together.

How to feature a video on YouTube - The history of YouTube

How to feature a video on YouTubeIt concerns many people. YouTube is a video website. Its company is headquartered in San Bruno, California. It was registered on February 15, 2005. It was founded by Chinese American Chen Shijun and others. It allows users to download, watch and share videos or short films. In November 2006, Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion. Google operated it as a subsidiary company. However, Google was very cautious about YouTube’s monetization. YouTube is still very popular around the world. Its users are constantly increasing. On January 3, 2014, YouTube announced the display of its 4K HD video service at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It uses Google’s video codec technology VP9. Non-registered users can still watch the videos directly. And registered users can download an unlimited number of videos. When potential and offensive videos appear on this website, they will only be allowed to be viewed by registered users over 18 years old. As a video service provider, YouTube’s system can handle tens of millions of video clips. It provides thousands of users from all over the world with high-level download, upload, browsing and other services every day.

How to feature a video on YouTube - Videos at early stages

At early stages, how to feature a video on YouTube? Users must install ADOBE FLASH PLAYER plug-in when watching videos on their own browsers. In January 2010, YouTube launched an experimental website. It uses built-in multimedia functions to replace web browsers to meet HTML5 standards. People don’t need to install adobeflashplayer and other plug-ins before watching the film. An additional page on YOUTUBE allows its supportive websites to choose HTML5. But only browsers compatible with HTML5 and h.264 or WEBM can directly copy the video. Not all movies can be watched. Early YouTube only provided movies using the h.263 video codec. Its image quality was 320X240 pixels. Its audio level was the monotonous MP3. In June 2007, YouTube enabled people to select 3GP format videos on mobile phones. In March 2008, a high-quality mode of 480X360 pixels was added; in November of the same year, a 720P high-definition video support mode was added. The player could switch from 4:3 horizontal screen to 16:9 wide screen. With this new feature, YouTube has started to use h.264/mpeg-4 AVC as the default video codec. In November 2009, a new 1080PHD movie support mode was added. In July 2010, YouTube announced its intention to release a series of 4K format movies with a resolution of 4096X3072 pixels. YouTube videos allow users to select the desired pixel level within a range. It uses standard quality (SQ), high quality (HQ) and high definition (HD) to replace data of vertical resolution. Although the h.264/mpeg-4 AVC video codec is widely used today, the audio is replaced by the AAC format.

How to feature a video on YouTube - Upload and Download

On average, 350,000 people upload videos on YouTube every day. YouTube has now lifted download restrictions for some users. The length of YouTube videos was not limited when he first founded it. Until March 2006, YouTube limited the length of the videos to 10 minutes. After that, only users who registered a director account before 2007 or medias who have a partnership with YouTube can upload videos longer than 15 minutes. Since July, 2010, YouTube has increased its video time from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Media cooperating with YouTube can still download videos longer than 15 minutes. Now, YouTube has the ability to monitor violations. So, its time limit has been removed. YouTube supports most common video download formats. It includes AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, DivX, FLV, Theora, MPEG-4, MPEG and WMV. It also supports 3GP. It allows users to download videos through mobile phones. Meanwhile, YouTube also updates its download interface. It can allow multiple videos to be downloaded at the same time. It also optimizes the download function.

YouTube is the world’s largest video featuring platform. It has more than 5 billion video views and 3 million views every day. YouTube almost covers all the video types in the world. It also provides more and more high-resolution video contents nowadays, such as 720P, 1080P or 4K or even 8K.