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YouTube Expands Live Streaming To All Channels 71

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An anonymous reader writes "YouTube today announced it is expanding its live streaming service to all YouTube channels. The Google-owned company now only has two requirements: your account must be verified and it has to be in good standing. If you have both, but don't see the feature yet, don't worry as it's rolling out 'over the next few weeks.' YouTube Live was previously only available to a small number of individuals and YouTube partners whom Google deemed worthy to test it out. The video site then opened up the feature to channels with at least 1,000 subscribers, and then at least 100 subscribers. Now it's available to all."
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YouTube Expands Live Streaming To All Channels

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  • by Zombie Ryushu (803103) on Friday December 13, 2013 @12:19AM (#45677415)

    There is likely to be an exodus of Youtube. The thing is, that Youtube's current Copyright regime will destroy Youtube. Youtube is fast becoming a site where we are all gullty until Proven innocent, or guilty until guilty no matter what. Hopefully, other sites will appear and take Youtube's place. Even Mark from Classic Game Room is leaving.

  • by Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) on Friday December 13, 2013 @03:07AM (#45678103)

    When Google started shoving G+ down everyYoutube user's throat, I abandoned my 10+ year old Youtube account and moved all my videos to Vimeo and Dailymotion.

    Youtube is Google is a privacy nightmare.

    The last video I posted on Youtube before letting my account go derelict is a static image with a text describing why I will upload my videos elsewhere, and where to find them, and that video got many, MANY likes and comments from upset users. To me, that says I'm far from being the only Youtube user who's sickened by what Google has turned it into.

  • by 93 Escort Wagon (326346) on Friday December 13, 2013 @04:48AM (#45678425)

    Several month ago we set up a server to live stream some of our faculty lectures. Now we'll have to look into whether it makes sense to continue running our own server - it's not like YouTube is unreliable or costs us anything, and we already post the recordings on our YouTube channel afterward.

    But I must admit the ham-handed attempts by Google to force you into maintaining a Google+ presence to go along with your YouTube channel is highly annoying! And I do wonder if yet another shoe will be dropping soon. If Google thought they could force everyone to share their YouTube videos from their Google+ pages without killing their cash cow, I'm sure they'd have done it by now. At present, all they've succeeded at is annoying people.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 13, 2013 @04:56AM (#45678447)

    Can you provide any examples where the privacy of Youtube/G+ is worse than that of Vimeo? Both want you to provide a Name and an Email address. Both use cookies to track you. And how comes you consider the need for a G+ account a bad thing, but a facebook/Vimeo account is OK?

There is hardly a thing in the world that some man can not make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.