Twitter will launch a competitor to YouTube




The popular microblogging service Twitter will soon launch its own analog video hosting YouTube. It is reported by TechCrunch citing informed sources.


According to the document, hit the Internet, Twitter is developing specialized service Twitter Video Player, which supports MP4 and MOV formats and video with an aspect ratio of 16: 9. The standard uses the H.264 codec with the highest possible settings and the sound is digitized to AAC with a bitrate of 128 kbit / s.

The new project will allow users to shoot and share your own videos through a standard application Twitter. The duration of each video must not exceed 10 minutes, limiting the volume of downloaded file missing.

Unlike YouTube, Twitter Video will not allow users to post advertisements, as well as edit the downloaded videos. However, the latter function, according to the leaked document, later still can appear.

Run your own video hosting partly allow Twitter to solve pressing problems. The advent of self-service for video, in particular, would be a logical step after the failure of the company to cooperate with a number of other social services, indicates TechCrunch.

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