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Old 09-07-2013, 05:48 AM
 
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In the past, one could easily find movies, gratis, on YouTube.

Nowadays, however, it increasingly seems as if users are being required to pay. Indeed, many of the gratis movies--especially the more well-known ones--have been removed from YouTube and replaced with those w/paywalls. That's not necessarily a bad thing, per copyright.


Yet, a part of me wonders if this will become a trend on YouTube? I wonder what the future will be like on YouTube.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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If they ask for $ I find a different site. Simple.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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If they ask for $ I find a different site. Simple.
And what other site would that be?
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Chances are that if the owners of the movies charge on one site, they will charge on others.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:26 PM
 
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And what other site would that be?
It varies. I've found full length movies on other sites I couldn't find on youtube. These sites are always wanna-be youtube sites that seem to come and go at will. Some of them are in foreign languages but they have the movies in English (sometimes with subtitles).

There are also cases where I search for a movie on youtube and my first search is a channel requiring me to pay to see it. Then I scroll down and see the video has been uploaded for free by another user. Oops.

Then there were cases where you can find the movie for download on sites that are illegal to name here. There have been cases where I watched the movie for free and then went out and bought it.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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It varies. I've found full length movies on other sites I couldn't find on youtube. These sites are always wanna-be youtube sites that seem to come and go at will. Some of them are in foreign languages but they have the movies in English (sometimes with subtitles).

There are also cases where I search for a movie on youtube and my first search is a channel requiring me to pay to see it. Then I scroll down and see the video has been uploaded for free by another user. Oops.

Then there were cases where you can find the movie for download on sites that are illegal to name here. There have been cases where I watched the movie for free and then went out and bought it.
Those seem to be in violation of copyrights. You don't want to go down that sad path.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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I will probably barely survive without free movies on YouTube, just as long as the other stuff on it isn't eventually removed as well.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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In the past, one could easily find movies, gratis, on YouTube.

Nowadays, however, it increasingly seems as if users are being required to pay. Indeed, many of the gratis movies--especially the more well-known ones--have been removed from YouTube and replaced with those w/paywalls. That's not necessarily a bad thing, per copyright.


Yet, a part of me wonders if this will become a trend on YouTube? I wonder what the future will be like on YouTube.
I liked the old YouTube, from 2005 - 2006. When 100% of the videos were original user created content. More recently I'm kind of starting to like YouTube as a source for watching music videos. If they want to start charging for those, I won't be paying them.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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I imagine it will keep on as it has been with users loading movies on and the YT police coming along and picking them off in time. Funny how some old TV shows have stayed on untouched and others are always a target. If they start taking the music off too then what's left, homemade mostly stupid videos. YT would be cutting their own throat by doing that. I don't know of a site that rivals YT for movies and old TV shows. If you do, clue me in please. I've learned to download the stuff I like as it may not be there tomorrow.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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I liked the old YouTube, from 2005 - 2006. When 100% of the videos were original user created content. More recently I'm kind of starting to like YouTube as a source for watching music videos. If they want to start charging for those, I won't be paying them.
Music videos in YouTube are as supported. I don't see that changing. What I don't understand is the 5 second countdown to skip the ads. That just seems silly to me.
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