When You Tube was launched in 2005, it was possible to upload longer videos, but a ten-minute limit was introduced in March 2006 after You Tube found that the majority of videos exceeding this length were unauthorized uploads of television shows and films.
The site's owner, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, filed a lawsuit against You Tube in November 2006 after being regularly overloaded by people looking for You Tube.
Universal Tube has since changed the name of its website to In March 2010, You Tube began free streaming of certain content, including 60 cricket matches of the Indian Premier League.
You Tube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
The service was created by three former Pay Pal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005.
All the video formats on You Tube use progressive scanning.
With this new feature, You Tube began a switchover to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC as its default video compression format. In July 2010, You Tube announced that it had launched a range of videos in 4K format, which allows a resolution of up to 4096×3072 pixels.
Previously, viewing You Tube videos on a personal computer required the Adobe Flash Player plug-in to be installed in the browser.
The You Tube site had a page that allowed supported browsers to opt into the HTML5 trial.
Karim could not easily find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.