Youtube allows web-based recording

Wow. This is huge. Arstechnica has an article about the addition of a tool called Quick Capture to YouTube. Quick Capture allows you to record video directly within your webbrowser, storing it to youtube. No more capture->edit->upload steps, just record and go.

Frankly, I was always impressed that so many people were willing to go through the various steps needed to post a video on YouTube. This is going to be a huge addition to YouTube, especially for video bloggers.

They’re making use of the various media abilities of Flash 9 in a pretty serious manner. I’ve seen similar apps for web conferencing (Breeze, etc) but this is a huge deployment. I wonder how they’re dealing with media server licensing…

If only it would let me log in …

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