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YouTube doubles video file size to 2G

business Updated: Jul 02, 2009 09:59 IST

Video-sharing site YouTube announced that it was doubling the size limit for uploads to its website to allow users to post more high-definition (HD) video.

YouTube, in a blog post, said the size limit for uploads to the site was being doubled -- from one gigabyte to two
gigabytes.

"The increase means you can upload longer videos at a higher resolution as well as large HD files directly from your
camera," YouTube said.

"The changes allow you to share links directly to the HD version of your video, as well as embed the HD version on your blog or website," it said.

HD video is increasingly popular but the higher resolution results in larger files.

A YouTube spokesman told AFP that while file size for individual videos was being increased to two gigabytes, the
10-minute length restriction for videos posted on the site remains in place.