YouTube allows users to record directly to site

by admin December 9, 2006 at 7:50 am

YouTube quietly added a new feature today to its popular user-generated video site today called Quick Capture, which allows users to record video directly to YouTube from webcams plugged into their computers. This new feature eliminates steps in the process of producing video content, making it easier than ever to publish videos to the web.

The Quick Capture tool uses an Adobe Flash Player API to connect to the user’s webcam. The user must first grant the Flash Player permission to use the camera and microphone?¢‚Ǩ‚Äùand must do so every time?¢‚Ǩ‚Äùbefore using the service. Once the user grants permission, he or she must then select the type of connection being used for the video and microphone: DV, FireWire, or USB.

Full story: Ars Technica