Tuesday, January 17, 2012

5 important video sharing sites

We all know about YouTube. It's ubiquitous. But there are some other video sharing sites out there that are definitely worth knowing about. Let's run through 5 very important sites.

1.YouTube: Of course, as mentioned, when you think of video sharing websites, YouTube naturally comes to mind.Youtube has thousands of videos on nearly every topic imaginable. Want to watch a Jack Benny clip from the mid fifties? It's there. Want to know how to change the battery in your Blackberry? It's there. Youtube has also become the TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winning video sharing site. It shows popularity around the world. And best of all, no membership is required.

2.Vimeo:Vimeo is a free video sharing website. It offers you uploads of up to 500MB of video content per week. Or with a paid account called Vimeo Plus the maximum weekly upload limit raises to 5GB. Vimeo supports full HD streaming and widescreen format. Note however, Vimeo is very light on video creation tools and resources. The site can accept a wide range of file formats for upload, so you can use any video editing software on your videos without worrying about compatibility issues. The one downside? It's codecs aren't supported on all mobile smart phones. Older Blackberry's especially have an issue running their video content.

3.Metacafe: Metacafe offers quality videos and a dedicated review system that keeps content up to high standards. One of the biggest advantages of this video share site is the lack of duplicates. Metacafe is so popular because it was one of the first sites to pay people for posting videos. Metacafe will pay you $5 for every 1,000 views. The content is great and easy to find.

4.Break: Break is a very useful site for finding your relevant topics because it is intuitive. It offers the option to commit to specific kinds of videos. Break has a list of daily video picks on their homepage and humorous videos are common.

5.Google Video Review: If you are searching for TV shows, music videos, video about a specific topic or just humour, chances are you'll find it on Google video. It provides a myriad of features including the ability to find, rate and comment on videos. On Google video users are able to upload videos either through the Google Videos website (limited to 100MB per file); or alternatively through the Google Video Uploader.

Video sites are changing and evolving rapidly, but there's no denying video is a powerful tool for promoting you and your interests.

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