Starting Nov 9 YouTube Ad Format Settings Applys to Old Monetized Video; Google Drive Gets Thumbnails for Custom File Types; Dub's Dread Choose Fiber Plan Now!

To help earn more money on YouTube, Google is making some changes based on the default settings for YouTube creators that was introduced earlier this year and include "set defaults on new uploads for privacy, licensing, tags, monetization, and an easier way to control how ads appear on your content by allowing you to set […]

To help earn more money on YouTube, Google is making some changes based on the default settings for YouTube creators that was introduced earlier this year and include "set defaults on new uploads for privacy, licensing, tags, monetization, and an easier way to control how ads appear on your content by allowing you to set default ad settings (ad format preferences) consistently across all newly uploaded videos."

Starting on Nov. 9, 2012, Google will "automatically enable ad format settings on older monetized content in line with current default ad settings of creators." "This change will only affect monetized videos uploaded before Apr. 20, 2012," Google posted.

Google says, as this change will give you more opportunities to make money from your videos, it is recommended to check your default settings for monetization and ad formats.

If you do not want to apply this change to your older videos, you must opt out by Nov. 9, 2012 -- becasue, after that date, "the ad settings on all of your older monetized content will change to reflect your current default settings," Google said.

To opt out if using Video Manager go here. And, those use Content Management System for channels, will see a notification when they login with instructions.

In other Google news, Google today call Dub's Dread to select a Google Fiber service plan as the engineers need to start prepping area for service.

Those want a Google Fiber, go to the website and select a service plan by November 15th. "Remember, even if you've already pre-registered, you still need to go online and select which plan you want: TV + Gigabit Internet, Gigabit Internet or Free Internet," Google posted.

Also, Google extended it Fiber eligibility to approximately 400 homes that weren't originally included in the pre-registration rally.

You can see the new eligibility map here.

Google now allow developers to use the Google Drive SDK to provide thumbnail images for the file type that's not recognized by the Drive when uploading files.

Google explains, that "whenever you upload a file to Google Drive, we try to be smart and understand more about the new file. We index its text content, generate thumbnails and even use Google Goggles to recognize images. However, in some cases for instance when inserting or updating a shortcut, it's impossible for Drive to understand what the file content is and a thumbnail can't be automatically generated."

"As thumbnails must reflect the current status of the file, they are invalidated every time the file content changes, so your application should make sure to always upload a new thumbnail together with the updated content," Google said.

Further, Google explains, "new thumbnail property on the File resource includes two sub-properties that you can set when uploading a new file or updating an existing one: "image" to contain the base64-encoded image data and "mimeType" to specify one of the supported image formats: "image/png", "image/gif", or "image/jpeg"."

For more information on this new feature, refer to the Uploading thumbnails section of the Google Drive SDK documentation.

Google Adds Thumbnails for Custom File Types in Google Drive