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July 30, 2008  |  Posted by: The YouTube Team  |  Permalink

YouTube and Omnisio Join Forces

As you probably guessed, we’re big fans of anything that lets people interact with online video and gives the YouTube community the chance to express themselves in creative ways. New features such as Video Annotations, which allow you to insert comments and information into the video itself, are just one example of how we're beginning to expand what you can do with your videos on the site.

It’s in this spirit that we’re thrilled to announce Google’s purchase of Omnisio, a small California-based startup that’s focused on making online video more useful and collaborative. The Omnisio team has tremendous technical expertise when it comes to advanced video tools and having this kind of talent at YouTube should help us further explore ways to enhance your YouTube experience.

We believe we’ve only scratched the surface in terms of what’s possible with online video, so stay tuned for other tools and features that will let you do even more with your videos.

Cheers,
The YouTube Team


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ogoplex123 (3 weeks ago)
Can these annotations be hyperlinked?
BabyCarrierBackpacks (3 weeks ago)
You can make a video... and then ad funny text on top of the video? :)
rayygibb (1 month ago)
Yes, how can we get any benefit from this?
hbsjcd3 (1 month ago)
Great! But,I have not seen any benefit from this purchase yet....where is the collaboration helping us?
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cheetahtech (2 months ago)
how come we can't sign up to omnisio? I want to sign up!!!
zeroapostleforev (3 months ago)
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genericSildenafil (6 months ago)
one day I'll work in YT with you guys :) cheers
genericSildenafil (6 months ago)
one day I'll work in YT with you guys :) cheers
duffyalex (7 months ago)
Youtube you better !@#$ing appeal the Viacom info take over. I am not an American and I will not accept you handing over MY information at the order of an AMERICAN judge. !@#$ Viacom and if you hand over my information you can expect lawsuits. And sure you could delete this. Pretend it never happened but until the message is taken and understood that this is UNACCEPTABLE I will make sure it is pasted everywhere I can get access to a textbox.
AppA (7 months ago)
Improvements come with a higher price no? How would you manage censorship with that sort of technology?
AppA (7 months ago)
Improvements come with a higher price no? How would you manage censorship with that sort of technology?
pcnewsro (7 months ago)
a lot of money! but it is a good acquisition
neomegadyn (7 months ago)
habrá q ver q tanto puede cambiar a YouTube
1MissUNIVERSE (7 months ago)
http://omnisio.com/v/2WbAr_xdj hG/miss-universe-winners-being -announced--crowned ...... our video on Omnisio has become one of the most popular of all time. They ave just disabled commenting
1MissUNIVERSE (7 months ago)
http://omnisio.com/v/2WbAr_xdj hG/miss-universe-winners-being -announced--crowned ...... our video on Omnisio has become one of the most popular of all time. They ave just disabled commenting
1MissUNIVERSE (7 months ago)
This may be the fastest Google acquisition in history........ It makes perfect sense - since most of the videos used are Yoytube
Charbax (7 months ago)
You need to put a lot of weight on the users that post the comments. With participatory moderation, you can filter out the noise and provide each viewer with a personalized stream of invideo comments. So for example I should be able to filter the invideo comments to only include the best ones the most constructive ones posted by the most intelligent users. As well as somekind of color coding option could shows the chronology of the posted invideo comments. But especially it would be interesting to use user invideo comments to improve invideo advertising, to help improve invideo search. And especially, this could lead to automatically generated shorter edits of videos showing only the most relevant parts of a video and only the most interesting parts based on users realtime invideo ratings.
DMR (7 months ago)
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asdesk2 (7 months ago)
one day I'll work in YT with you guys :) cheers
asdesk2 (7 months ago)
heheh nice feature you just added hm?! now people from all countries supported on YT can surf in global or other countries with their native language, congratulations guys :)
asdesk2 (7 months ago)
I just realized you changed the location select menu very recently now it's next to YT logo... anyway keep it improving because I love this site :)
ACE9010 (7 months ago)
Oh God what is going to be "fixed" or "upgraded" now
jf781 (7 months ago)
great job
BigAl109 (7 months ago)
Omniso, huh? Allowing users to place comments in the actual video reminds me of Viddler. Well, I'd love to see what Omniso has to offer!
KOHPelord (7 months ago)
Hiring outside help? :P Well, I await what they can come up with...
gustaf (7 months ago)
Congrats Omnisio!!
chaosX3600 (7 months ago)
Awesome! I'm new to youtube, and just uploaded my first video a couple of minutes ago! I'm glad to see that you guys are improving it!