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YouTube Video Fingerprinting And You

August 12th, 2007 by Wai Loong (Add Your Comment)

YouTube Video Fingerprint
In anticipating September 2007, Google will unveil FBI-quality video-fingerprinting technology to thwart mounting copyright lawsuits from media producers.

Incidentally, video bloggers are now very concerned on how this video fingerprinting technology will affect them (and us) in the future.

Resource Link:
YouTube Video Fingerprinting Due In September 2007

So how does that affects you and me?

Well, publishers like me and many others who have enjoyed the advantages of embedded flash animations are quickly looking out to see if there are alternatives.

Honestly speaking, there are many such media sharing sites out there. Will these other sites be under pressure to follow suit?

I really don’t know.

Personally, I prefer YouTube because it has a huge video database – virtually any movies and animations you can imagine are there. The trick is to know what key phrases to use and zoom in on those hidden gems.

What about non-publishers?

Okay, this is a tricky question. If you’re not a video fan, then it makes no difference. If you’ve never heard of YouTube or use its services before, then the upcoming change will not mean a thing to you.

However, if you happen to be a YouTube addict, then this may affect your life – somehow?

Why is that so? You see, media sharing is now so widely popular in the recent years, thanks to the widely availability of powerful and cheap digital video cameras/recorders.

Anyone now can afford to share their own private productions… so the question – will the ones you and I create be protected fairly?

Would you like to collect royalties when someone use your works? 😉

Below is a YouTube video of someone who felt strongly in favor of Google’s latest move to protect (Your) digital copyright laws…

Okay, if you are disappointed by my remarks above, then maybe it is still not too late to check out this cool software “Ashampoo Clip Finder“.

Truly, this gadget is simply amazing but it’s not free. It has powerful search capability to search on all major media sharing search engines (YouTube, iFilm, VideU, MyVideo, Clipfish, SevenLoad,, MetaCafe, DailyMotion and Google Video).

To continue this trial software, you’ll have to pay for it after 10 days. Here is a snapshot of it:

AShampoo Clip Finder

If you’re looking for a great tool to download YouTube FLV files, but want it converted to a different format, then the ImToo YouTube Video Converter is an excellent tool for this purpose.

There are many similar ones available out there and I’ve tested a few of them. Personally, I really like ImToo and its user friendly and intuitive user interface.

ImToo YouTube Downloader

Interestingly, I haven’t found the exact tool that I can use to download an entire selected playlist on YouTube. For your information, a playlist is a list of related media resources that is created by the same user that uploaded one in the series.

Perhaps you may have the answer I’m looking for?

Anyway, I trust that you can benefit from my little research today and thanks a lot for dropping by!

Have a wonderful day/week ahead! 😉

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