YouTube getting ready for movie services?

YouTube seems serious with its ambitions to offer long-form video content, developing two new viewing options for delivering just that, Theater View and Lights Off.

The first view moves the creator information to the bottom of the screen, portrays the clip in widescreen format and frames it with red curtains, while Lights Off view dims the browser window outside of the video player.

It’s a step in a direction really as right now almost all YouTube users are unable to upload video longer in length than ten minutes. However, the company has been working to attract long video from various content providers.

Meanwhile, the company is offering at least two longer videos, one containing Randall Munroe’s talk at Google the other offering Steve Jobs’ speech at Stanford.

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