YouTube’s Move to AVC


Since mid-June, YouTube Mobile has been live. 

Recently Dave Zatz blogged about YouTube going mobile, 

While YouTube’s growth has been spectacular, that growth was heading towards a brick wall; the wall around its garden of proprietary  format (Flash) video streaming. Something would eventually have to be done for YouTube to escape into the outside world. Ironically, Google Video already had as an option downloadable mpeg-4 files.

YouTube will convert its entire catalog of videos to AVC (h.264) by this fall and publish all its new videos in the format

Some might think YouTube’s move to AVC is a big win for AppleTV, but it is a win for every DMR maker.

Moreover, the big winner is YouTube, for escaping the walled garden which would have stymied its future possibilities, and the video viewers.


One Response to “YouTube’s Move to AVC”

  1. What’s Happening? « HDTiVo Blog Says:

    […] for TiVo in Australia. Megazone.  Especially interesting is the plan to include YouTube videos. YouTube recently started going AVC for iPhone; this may indicate TiVo boxes will have access to AVC content from places like YouTube – and why […]

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