February 13, 2009

YouTube testing paid downloads + zzizzl

YouTube is testing options that gives video owners the ability to permit video downloading and offline playing:

"Partners could choose to offer their video downloads for free or for a small fee paid through Google Checkout. Partners can set prices and decide which license they want to attach to the downloaded video files..."

There's more on Arstechnica, TechCrunch and Mashable, while Beet.TV notes that Blip.tv Pays Emerging Video Producers Well in to Five Figures.

Over on NewTeeVee, keywords (metadata) and search results are considered in The Great Video SEO Frontier.

Update: FreshDV mentioned zzizzl: The Indie film store with the unpronounceable name:

"zzizzl is a new marketplace for content creators that bills itself as the “iTunes for indie creators.” Independent filmmakers can upload their latest masterpiece and sell it in iPod and other portable media player formats. Profits are split 50/50 with the site."

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