Tuesday, November 25, 2008

YouTube Switches to Widescreen Video Players

YouTube is going wide screen in advance of hosting more professional content. The bigger picture here is that YouTube is going to start cutting deals with content producers–the Hollywood types. CNET News reported that YouTube will soon start offering feature films. A widescreen player makes a lot of sense for feature films. In the end YouTube is obviously seeing the threat from the likes of Hulu. By offering a widescreen player, YouTube can better compete and support professional content owners. I’m sure there are some amateur videos that will look swell in a widescreen player, but YouTube’s latest move is all about the pros.

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