Long awaited been successful launch of YouTube's now possible to rent movies online. Now for the start of the Sundance Film Festival has come, but this offer seems more of a test (the technology) to be of encouragement: only in the U.S., only 5 of the currently running the Sundance film festival, and this only during the festival (21.1 -31.1.2010) - in the coming weeks will be some non-accidental unspecified videos on health and education. The negotiations with major producers such as film and TV studios are still ongoing. Attractive for this could be the ability to set the rental fee itself - for now selected 5 films he will be around $ 4 for 48 hours borrow. If the steps to be successful, it would be very nice for YouTube, which has not yet found a way to recharge again the running costs even close. Nevertheless, the co-points with the Sundance Festival, and the case started, "Filmmakers Wanted" campaign suggests that the future are a new sales channel for independent filmmakers will be available - and so www.slashcam.de/news/single/Independent-Filmemacher--Selbst-vermarkten-8154.html them more freedom () of large distributors brings: the Filmmakers will be able to rent on the lease and when and where their films can be watched free to decide - without the rights to make them have. HTML5 Also new to YouTube: support for HTML5 video by with our own players. That means the Internet browser, the new video of the day and H.264 (internal support so far only based on the Webkit, Apple Safari and Google Chrome) without plugins (previously the YouTube Flash video H.264) can play. Since the whole is still at an experimental stage, are features such as embedded advertising, captions or comments not yet available. The whole thing can be here tried, provided the right browser.