YouTube video policy takes on iTunes

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. BackInTheSaddle macrumors regular


    Aug 20, 2002
    Olympic Peninsula, WA
    Nail in the coffin? Nope.

    Another overblown story. People pay for cable and satellite television, in preference to free, advertiser-supported television. In fact, pay television has captured a significant viewership away from free TV. There is a place for free downloads of video and other media, but YouTube is hardly the "nail in the coffin" for iTunes or any other paid service.
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yeah, I suppose. Recently Apple has had this twofer thing where you buy the song and get the video for free. To me I see the music videos more as bonus perks than viable content by themselves.
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Worse for YouTube, this kind of content is offered ad-free by others. AOL do the popular music videos, and (somewhat off the radar for Mac users) both Viacom and Yahoo put loads of stuff out there.
  5. vanzskater272 macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2006
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    All the videos on You Tube are ****** quality, too. Most of them don't even have the audio and video synced.
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    One would assume that if they're working out a licensing deal with the record labels that they'll have decent quality ones available, not the homemade, poorly-compressed jobs.
  8. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    even if this flew, i don't want to own any other device besides the ipod. and it's not out of arrogance, it's becasue ipod is the best device on the market. i don't care that other devices play every format under the sun, and they play ogg and flac and ape [tho, i sorta wish we had that on ipod], those aren't the selling point.

    none of them are the ipod. it's sleek. it's sexy. you can master it in 30 seconds. i have zero fear that youtube can take away from the ipod sales.

    on the other hand, i can tell you right now, if they offer, like google video, the chance to download their format in mp4 format, or even flv, then itunes should watch out. [i'm pretty positive you can convert flash videos into avi and thus mp4]. i know there are already ways to rip youtube videos. once the free movies are there, so am i.
  9. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    Would be great if YouTube sorted out their horrible download speeds.
  10. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    Thats what I thought about iTMS videos, until I found out they were 320x240.
  11. jydesign macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2003
    There's a multi-step process for getting videos off YouTube and into iTunes/iPod:

    1. can help you download the .flv video file
    2. use a tool like iSquint to convert the .flv to your favored video format

    If the music videos are presented in the same way that current YouTube videos are, then the above process might be the ticket to getting 'free' music videos...
  12. SPUY767 macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2003
    Clearly these chaps have never watched a youtube video. There are two groups of people, comprising a very large portion of the people downloading music videos, who will not like this. 1) The pimple-faced teenager who's just trying to wax his carrot to a video of Britney Spears' gyrating abdomen. 2) People who would actually like to see/hear what the hell it is they're listening to.
  13. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    There's also a one-step process: PodTube
  14. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT

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