Shorts takes audio samples from any YouTube video
Shorts takes audio samples from any YouTube video

YouTube offers audio samples of short videos so that users can sample the audio of any content uploaded through the video platform.

One of the biggest advantages of TikTok is the ability to sample videos of other users.

This feature allows users to discover new content by watching videos with the same audio.

YouTube officially announced this feature in a community support post last month.

With the introduction of the shorts in the UK, Canada, and select Latin American countries (including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela), this feature is now expected to be introduced to a new market for the first time.

The YouTube sampling tool will be rolling out to other short film markets, including the US, in the coming weeks.

Shorts users can try other short clips as well as the licensed music libraries. But this update significantly expands the audio they can easily access.

This function redirects YouTubers to the shorts function via the newly created button in the mobile application.

It will appear below the video next to the "Like" and "Dislike" buttons. Click on it and the user can test the sound of the video in shorts.

Short movie viewers can also click the audio on any video to go back to the original YouTube source.

"This feature allows long-time content creators to benefit from the community by finding interesting things in their videos," YouTube said.

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Not all creators seem happy about this. After YouTube users noticed that a new checkbox in the video upload settings allowed shorts users to access audio, several people complained that it allows people to steal audio content.

It appears that the permissions box was introduced before shorts users could sample audio from YouTube videos.

It currently has to be manually deselected for each video. However, YouTube has clarified that it is considering options to opt out of groups.

YouTube sampling can cause other issues as well. Over the years, YouTube has uploaded a huge amount of content, mostly personal content.

Downloaders of this content do not wish to sample their videos as this may lead to harassment or abuse.

However, the sampling is the opt-out function, not the opt-in.

This means that by default all YouTube videos can be sampled. Content creators need to decide which videos they don't want to use in short films.

The platform first launched Short in India last September and then launched the feature in the US in March.

Last month, the company announced that it would pay short content creators $100 million. It's good that it's not clear how much money a single designer can make.

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