YouTube May Offer Mobile Downloads

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YouTube is one of the most popular web sites allowing people to share their videos. Currently, though, users have to watch these videos on the actual web site, as there’s no way to download them.

This could change before too much longer. Chad Hurley, one of YouTube’s co-founders, said today that his company hopes to "have something on a mobile device" next year, according to Advertising Age.

Most of the videos hosted on the site are rather short, which is one of the reasons why Hurley believes they would be "natural" for a mobile device.

He didn’t say whether the plan was to allow people to download videos to their mobile devices or to stream them as people are watching them.

Instead of charging consumers for its content, YouTube is looking for a way for it to be supported by advertising.

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