According to You Tube, this was the first worldwide free online broadcast of a major sporting event.On March 31, 2010, the You Tube website launched a new design, with the aim of simplifying the interface and increasing the time users spend on the site.You Tube accepts videos that are uploaded in most container formats, including AVI, MP4, MPEG-PS, Quick Time File Format and FLV.It supports Web M files and also 3GP, allowing videos to be uploaded from mobile phones.Videos with progressive scanning or interlaced scanning can be uploaded, but for the best video quality, You Tube suggests interlaced videos be deinterlaced before uploading.All the video formats on You Tube use progressive scanning.Users who have a good track record of complying with the site's Community Guidelines may be offered the ability to upload videos up to 12 hours in length, as well as live streams, which requires verifying the account, normally through a mobile phone.
You Tube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users.
Videos deemed potentially inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
You Tube earns advertising revenue from Google Ad Sense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience.
The You Tube site had a page that allowed supported browsers to opt into the HTML5 trial.
Only browsers that supported HTML5 Video using the MP4 (with H.264 video) or Web M (with VP8 video) formats could play the videos, and not all videos on the site were available.