If you are familiar with YouTube or if you are a youtuber you need to know that your dear Webcam will not be as helpful from now as it was in the past. Actually the end of the direct Webcam uploads on Youtube is approaching fast.
YouTube has announced that uploading a video directly from your Webcam will no longer be possible starting this January. This is only one of the features YouTube has tried but was forced to shut down due to the lack of frequent participants.
The youtubers know how easy it was when all you had to do was connect your Webcam to the computer, turn it on and upload the video without further actions.
There exist some alternatives though for the people who want to keep using their Webcam not only to speak with people on Skype, but also to record videos. Even though you won’t be able to put the video directly on YouTube you will have the possibility to save the video in your computer and upload it manually.
Discussing their decision, the YouTube representatives explained that they had solid reasons to do this since the outdated technology can’t be supported any longer. The technology that YouTube refers to is Adobe Flash that YouTube replaced with HTML5. Another reason they gave for axing this feature is because there are few people who continue to use it.
Youtube’s plans for the near future don’t stop here. They also plan to provide new features that will help their over a billion users. These include YouTube Red and YouTube Music, services through which they will try to increase their profits.
With more and more people vlogging every day, editing has become part of the youtubers work. With the majority of people editing their videos the shutdown of the feature comes as no surprise.
If you are a youtuber and you are still using your Webcam I suggest you should buy yourself a camera as a Christmas present. It will not only improve the quality of your videos considerably, you will also be able to carry it wherever you want and it will certainly bring you more viewers.
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