Google explica sistemul in baza caruia va functiona vizualizarea offline a clipurilor video YouTube


  V-am spus acum cateva saptamani de zile ca aplicatia YouTube pentru iOS ne va permite sa vizualizam clipuri video in modul offline, iar cei de la Google au inceput deja sa le explice partenerilor cum va functiona totul. Pentru inceput, utilizatorii vor trebui sa specifice in contul YouTube dispozitivele pe care vor sa utilizeze aceasta functie si sa adauge clipuri video intr-o lista predefinita, iar cand nu au disponibila o conexiune de internet vor putea vizualiza acele clipuri video, insa numai intr-un timeframe de 48 de ore.

  Dupa trecerea celor 48 de ore clipurile video vor deveni indisponibile, iar utilizatorii vor fi nevoiti sa se conecteze la internet pentru a le vizualiza. Practic veti fi nevoiti sa selectati continutul pentru vizualizare inainte de a trece in modul offline, astfel ca aplicatia YouTube pentru iOS va descarca in prealabil acel continut si il va salva in terminale pentru ca voi sa il vizualizati. E greu de spus cat de benefica va fi aceasta functionalitate, insa va fi interesant de vazut cati o vor considera utila.

Dear Partner,

We’re writing to let you know about a new functionality that is currently scheduled to launch in November that impacts your content. This functionality is part of ongoing updates to give users more opportunities to enjoy videos and channels on YouTube mobile. The functionality is launching with all partners enabled but if you wish, you can disable now. Below is more information on the functionality and directions for how to disable.

What’s happening
On the YouTube app, users will be able, through “add to device” functionality available on videos and playlists, to designate certain content that they can watch for a short period of time when an internet connection is unavailable. With this, if a user experiences a loss of connectivity, they will still be able to watch the videos that they’ve added to their device for a limited period of up to 48 hours. If the device is offline for more than 48 hours the content cannot be viewed offline until the device reconnects. Once connected, the offline window refreshes and the viewer is able to watch the content again.

How it works for viewers
From the watch page through the “add to device” functionality feature, viewers will be able to designate certain content that they can watch for a short period of time when they do not have connectivity. At the time when the user no longer has connectivity, they will be able to watch the videos and playlists they have added to their device by accessing the videos through an “on device” section of their guide.

How it works for partners: ads and viewcounts
Google in-stream ads will run in connection with the content, and views will be added to the total view count. Please note that other ad formats will not be supported, and, videos for rental or purchase will not be included in this functionality.

All content is enabled. But you can disable now
By default all of your content will be enabled for the functionality, but you can disable now before the functionality launches. You will be able to disable by: partner, and available before launch, by asset, video and country. When you disable at the content owner or partner level, we apply this policy across all your videos, regardless of whether they are enabled at the asset, video and country level. To ensure all your content is disabled, you should disable at the content owner or partner level.