This Wednesday (on September 21, 2011), YouTube, the global leader of video streaming services on the web, announced
three major updates for its customers. These services, which include support for 3D content, ability to upload long videos and additional tools to manage the video content, are expected to help the content providers leverage YouTube further.
The conversion of 2D videos to 3D is still in Beta, and while YouTube mentions that the quality is not as good as that from a native 3D Camera, this service will still enable people to convert their videos into 3D at the click of a button. The other feature removes the 15-minute upper limit that the video hosting website had put on its customers as long as the customer has a good account rating. Moreover, the uploads of videos have been made resume-able, thus supporting long video uploads better. Finally, two additional platforms Vlix and Magisto have been created to help in better management and editing of video content.
Overall, with its Content Delivery Network already in place, YouTube mentioned that it is now working towards providing their content providers with additional tools to improve their experience.