Yahoo Video never really took off well enough to challenge the likes of YouTube and Vimeo and Yahoo has issued a notice informing users that the service will no longer accept video uploads and will also remove all user-uploaded content as well. The uploading feature has already been cut off and existing content will be removed from March 15th. Yahoo didn’t offer any specific reasons behind the move, but it could be a move intended to push users towards Flickr, which began hosting videos back in 2008. The good news is that if you’re planning to migrate your videos, Yahoo is offering users a tool to download their videos from the site, which can then be uploaded to other services. The statement from Yahoo reads:
Dear Yahoo! Video user,
After careful consideration, we will be removing all general user-generated content upload capability and user-uploaded video from Yahoo! Video. As a result, your videos, user profiles, ratings, favorites, and playlists will no longer be available after March 14, 2011. User video content from Yahoo! Video that remains embedded on third party sites will no longer be playable after March 14, 2011.
Available on your profile page is a software utility that will allow you to download the videos you have uploaded to Yahoo! Video to your computer through March 14, 2011. You can find your profile by clicking on the \’My Video\’ tab or going to http://video.yahoo.com/mypage.
Once you download your videos, you may choose to upload them to another site such as Flickr, which now allows video uploads. You can find out more here: http://www.flickr.com/explore/video.
Thanks for your understanding and thanks for being a part of Yahoo! Video.Follow:Generalyahooyahoo video