The site's owner, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, filed a lawsuit against You Tube in November 2006 after being regularly overloaded by people looking for You Tube.
It features a simplified user interface, curated selections of channels featuring age-appropriate content, and parental control features.
In October 2015, You Tube announced You Tube Red, a new premium service that would offer ad-free access to all content on the platform (succeeding the Music Key service released the previous year), premium original series and films produced by You Tube personalities, as well as background playback of content on mobile devices.
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 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.
Video captions are made using speech recognition technology when uploaded.
Such captioning is usually not perfectly accurate, so You Tube provides several options for manually entering the captions for greater accuracy.
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.
It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos.