YouTube’s Shorts rolling out globally and will let users repurpose audio from the videos
YouTube’s Shorts rolling out globally and will let users repurpose audio from the videos. YouTube short video format-Shorts is rolling out worldwide after the successful launch in the USA. According to the reports, the TikTok rival will be launching in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. Moreover, the “Shorts” will also launch in the U.K. as well as in Canada. Since its beta testing the quick video platform aims to give tough competition to the Chinese-owned TikTok. Therefore, after its launch in the US, the USA-owned short video platform wanted it to launch globally. To recall, “YouTube Shorts” was released after seeing the worldwide success of TikTok
Amid its worldwide launch, the app will also come with a most significant feature; the short video format will let creators repurpose audio from the existing YouTube videos. Previously in March, the company initially teased the sample audio feature. The sample audio or repurpose audio feature is the main feature of TikTok where creators or users select particular audio, sound or music on TikTok videos and watch all the videos on the platform that has been created by that soundtrack. The Google-owned company announced that this feature will first roll out to the US then afterward globally. At current, the users can take music from the Shorts and come to the songs from YouTube’s licensed music library.
However, in the case, if the creators didn’t want their videos to be repurposed or sampled due to sensitive issues or PG 18+ then they will be able to opt-out manually for every video in the upload settings of the “YouTube Shorts”. According to YouTube, they are working on a bulk opt-out option after the requests from several YouTube creators.
The sample audio will filter YouTube users into its Shorts feature via a new “Create” button. The ‘Create button’ will appear beside the like and dislike buttons of the YouTube video. By clicking on the create button, a sampling or repurpose option to sample the video’s audio in Shorts will appear. Interestingly, Shorts creators will also able to choose the audio of their choice in any video to head back to the original video on YouTube.
Unfortunately, many creators of YouTube are not happy at all, though. The reason behind their worry is stealing their content (audio). Many content creators are worried about stealing their original content because Shorts users access to their audio. Moreover, many content creators complained that it could let people steal their content.