Longest YouTube Video Ever Will Take You 23 Days To Watch

Jonathan Harchick has created and uploaded the longest YouTube video of all time, clocking in at 571 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds. He says, "I challenge anyone to try and make a longer video."

When YouTube lifted the time limit on video uploads last December, allowing users to upload videos of any length, I’m sure they never expected a user to upload a video that would take 23 days and 19 hours to watch, but that’s exactly what Jonathan Harchick of Moldy Toaster Media has done.  Harchick has created and uploaded the longest YouTube video of all time, clocking in at 571 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds.  He says, “I challenge anyone to try and make a longer video.”

The video, which consists of a slide show of photographs of Harchick’s trip to Chile two years ago, may not be great to look at, but let’s face it—nobody is going to watch an entire 571-hour video anyway.  Harchick told the Huffington Post that his goal wasn’t to put together an artistic masterpiece.  “To me, the challenge was about the compression.  Putting that long of a video on YouTube requires a lot of compression because the site only allows 20 gigabytes.  There’s a lot of work that went into this, but I think only the tech nerds will recognize the effort.”  And tech nerds—you may want to sit down for this next tidbit.  The video is only 549 megabytes!  That explains why the pictures look so blurry, I guess.  Wow.

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