flickr for videos ::: THE VERDICT

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after weeks of “sussing it out” here is my definitive list of the top 16 “flickr for video” websites.- ie, websites that let your upload and store, share, sort your originally made videos…

i need to tell you what i am looking for / what i don’t want.
– my bias-
my ideal dream for a “flickr for video” thing-

>free.
der. how can you beat that?
>unlimited storage.
another der. that’s the best.
>it is broswer based.i don’t want to have download a program.
i don’t mind downloading an uploader etc, but it needs to be not dependent on that
{hence grouper.com is out.}
>it is Apple Mac friendly.
you all know how i feel about the apple / microsoft deal…
if it is made for windoze XP exclusively… yech.
even worse; if it’s made for internet explorer…blech!
>supports files from my cameraphone.
i have a wicked sony ericsson k750i cameraphone and it’s native video file is .3gp
>supports some sort of Flickr integration.
i am fully commited to flickr with my pictures so i’d like some sort of love.
>looks good.
doesn’t hurt my eyes.
>little to no crap.
i hate porn, i hate “wacky videos” from 1998. i hate “i am sexy and i have a webcam” stuff. i want a family friendly – clean and cool.

so let me count down the websites that are doing this-

    from the worst to the best.

number one being, in my opinon, the best….
here goes.


gasping as it crosses the finish line- number 16- in last place;

eVideoShare – www.evideoshare.com

What eVideoShare says about itself:

eVideoShare was started to help solve a simple problem faced by each one of us. We all record videos – whether it be a birthday party, son’s soccer game, cousin’s wedding, baby’s first steps, parents’ wedding anniversary, summer travel and so on…. We’re all proud of our productions (piece-de-arts). Videos really are about freezing those fleeting moments of time, capturing the joys, dreams and hopes. The goal being to watch the videos over and over again in the coming years and relive those joys, dreams and hopes.
Most of the times, we also wish we could share these joys with our beloved ones instanteously. And in today’s world of high technology – why not!
Further, the popularity of text blogging and blog reading is entering into high gear with video blogging. Videos can express view points in a much different way than plain text. eVideoShare’s objective is to make it very easy for bloggers to join this new wave of Video blogs as well as for blog readers to watch those video blogs.
The world of videos is a complex maze of gadgets (video camcorders, digital cameras, video-cell phones, etc.), formats (analog, digital) and acronyms (AVI, MPEG, etc.) eVideoShare takes the pain out of sharing and blogging your videos. We provide a simple service allowing you to share and blog your videos easily, securely and fast.
Enjoy sharing your videos!

a] the look/the vibe
horrid design. nasty. the fonts are horrible. yuck.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
5 out of 10 – weird pop up window things.
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
100mb storage 1GB bandwidth per month.
e] downloadable / sharing
yes downloadable.
f] crap/porn
yes
g] tags
no
djp’s comment:


coming at number 15- 2nd last;

PixParty – www.pixparty.com

What PixParty says about itself:

Welcome to Pixparty, the picture and video blogging site!
We launched Pixparty in Spring 2004 as we wanted to give people the opportunity to share all their pix and videos with their friends online, for free!
Over the last few years we have taken hundreds of pix and videos with our camera phones, digital cameras, PDA cameras but we couldnt find an easy way to share pictures and videos. So we decided to create a site which allows people to upload their pix and videos easily by email, from their phones or PCs without a headache. The result is Pixparty!
To upload pictures or videos, simply create a free account. You will get your own URL which you can forward to friends. You will then be given three email addresses, one public, one just for friends and one that is completely private. Use your phone to email pix to the email address (see our help pages on how to set this up) or simply email the pix from your mail program to these special email addresses. You can also just upload direct from your hard drive. It’s that simple! Read our getting started section in the help menu for more info.
Please send us feedback on what you like about the service and what we can improve!
Have fun and enjoy the pictures!
The Pixparty Team
Tenara Media
Legal Department
16 Gainsborough House
Battlebrook Drive
Chipping Camden
Gloucestershire
GL55 6JX
Fax Number: +44 7092 399 889
ENGLAND/BRITAIN

a] the look/the vibe
UGLY. pop up ads. it is cluttered and horrible and has that dodgy British website vibe.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
3 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
it says no limits- max file size is 10mb!
e] downloadable / sharing
downloadable. and simple sharing. lots of crappy ads
f] crap/porn
yes
g] tags
yes “keywords”
djp’s comment:


and at number 14;

ZippyVideos – www.zippyvideos.com

What ZippyVideos says about itself:
{note- it doesn’t say much about themselves!}
ZippyVideos allows you to host any video under 10MB without registration – just upload your file and you’re done! Register for a free account and you can upload videos up to 20mb. Use ZV to share videos with family and friends. The service is also useful for linking great and funny videos on message boards, posting videos on personal websites, and on blogs. The greatest part, we’re 100% FREE!

a] the look/the vibe

not TOO ugly, but has horrible nasty smilies. props though for country of origin flags in their user profile. i liked that.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
8 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes, BUT no sound.
d] account limits / size storage
20mb per file -unlimited?
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to windows media player-crap- can get links to thumbnails
f] crap/porn
yes
g] tags
yes
djp’s comment:


at unlucky number 13;

ClipShack – www.clipshack.com

What Clipshack says about itself:
ClipShack is a community for videophiles; a destination where people can post their video for general public viewing and comment, share clips with friends and family, post video to blogs, share information and feedback with other videophiles and wireless media aficionados and gain industry information relevant to digital video creation. The mission of ClipShack is to be the easiest, most fun site for sharing and playing with video.
ClipShack was developed by the team at Reality Digital, Inc. After many years of building business applications for managing video and other media we figured that if we can make it easy for corporations then we can certainly make it easy for real people!
ClipShack is currently in beta and welcomes your feedback and comments. Use the Tell Us page to let us know about your ClipShack experience.
Reality Digital creates products for managing media. Our video sharing portal, ClipShack™, is an easy and fun community for sharing digital video. The site has garnered significant press and is growing quickly as one of the leading user-generated content (UGC) sites on the web today.
Reality Digital, based in San Francisco, is a software development company providing products for sharing, storing and managing digital media. Founded in 2003, the company released their media management platform, Reality Digital Opus™ in January of 2004 and launched a video sharing portal, ClipShack™, in June of 2005. more

a] the look/the vibe
YUCK. this ugly old looking bad design. it is not nice. when u go to the main page it repeats some crappy clip over and over- very annoying. no ads though.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
4.5 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes, but sound was out of synch with image.
d] account limits / size storage
100mb per account
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash. simple sharing options
f] crap/porn
yeah
g] tags
yes
djp’s comment:


stumbling across the line at number 12;

CastPost – www.castpost.com
castpost


What CastPost says about itself:
Castpost is a service created by a team of experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Castpost’s founders previously started a venture-backed software company that was acquired by Oracle.
We are currently alpha testing. Alpha as in pre-beta. Alpha and beta software can be unstable and buggy. This means that you may occasionally encounter problems with the service. It also means we are working hard to resolve issues and add new features. So try out the service and let us know how it goes.
We will use our forums to communicate news and updates. The forums are also the best way for you to alert us to your needs and desires.
• If you encounter a problem or an error, post on Problem Report.
• If you want to request a new feature, post on Feature Request.
And as always, you can reach us at help@castpost.com for product issues or at info@castpost.com for general inquiries.
Thanks for your support and patience.
The Castpost Team
Broad Holdings, LLC
3145 Geary Blvd, #105
San Francisco, CA 94118

a] the look/the vibe
simple and clean, maybe a little too simple and clean, not amazing.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
5 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
100 mb per account – 50mb upload per file.
e] downloadable / sharing
downloadable.
f] crap/porn
not obvious.
g] tags



just out of the top ten at number 11;

Sharkle – www.sharkle.com

What Sharkle says about itself:
What is Sharkle?
1. Watch videos!
Watch great video clips shared by users throughout the world.
2. Share videos!
Simple and Easy
Submit your video by uploading
Share with your community or the world.
3. Build Your Own Community!
Invite your friends and family to join your personal community so you ALL
can share videos amongst yourselves.
Building an interactive community is fun and just keeps on building!
4. Vote! Blog! Forum!
Let the producer know what you think of their video creation.
Critique, comment and vote on each one.
watch Videos – Share Videos – Build Community – Vote – Absolutely Free!!!
ABOUT SHARKLE, INC
Sharkle is the premier online video sharing community. Users can watch videos, share videos, build community, and vote.
Sharkle, Inc. Is a privately held corporation, headquartered in Marin County, Ca. The company was founded in 2004 and is privately funded.
MANAGEMENT TEAM
CEO, President
Trevor Wright
“Great White Sharkle”
Trevor is the creator of Sharkle and responsible for the day to day operations and the strategic development. Trevor also runs Black Bag Advertising, an online advertising agency representing Toyota Dealers, Pacific Coast Feather, Heald College, and Nor Cal McDonalds. Previously, Trevor was VP of Sales for Justarrive, VC funded by Mohr Davidow Ventures, where he worked with such teams as the NBA Golden State Warriors, MLB San Francisco Giants, and NCAA University of Miami. Prior to those ventures, Trevor was an original of the Flycast Network growing from 10 to 500 people experiencing and IPO in 1999 and an acquisition by CMGI in 2000. When not working on a project he spends his time with his 3 children: Noah, Jonah, Natalia.
VP Sales
AJ Vernet
“ReefTip Sharkle”
AJ is the “ReefTip Sharkle” because he spends most of his free time surfing off the coast of Los Angeles. AJ has been online since 1997 and has been a leading sales and business development guy for Klipmart, MySpace, and a host of other companies. He has managed accounts such as Electronic Arts, Sony, Warner Bros, and many other entertainment-focused companies. AJ used to own his own clothing company which he sold off in 1997 so he could focus on the world of digital media. AJ likes to travel to anywhere warm and has a subtle talent for getting him and his friends into places where they shouldn’t be. AJ also likes to spend his time between New York and L.A.
VP Technology
Anton Bondarenko
“SawSharkle”
Anton is responsible for development and hardware architecture as well as filling the role of product marketing. His expertise has guided Sharkle since inception and his vision sets Sharkle apart from the competition. His technology team has built the premier online video sharing service and his team has constructed other complicated web offerings that have provided Anton exposure to cutting edge web technologies. In his spare time, Anton vacations to exotic locations and builds his photography portfolio.

a] the look/the vibe
this looks cluttered to me, and very cheap, it has a cheap look. it has banner ads, a very annoying talking one when i looked at it.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
8 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes, BUT – no sound?!
d] account limits / size storage
1GB per account. 100 MB per file.
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash- with THEIR LOGO IN CORNER. poo. desent sharing tools.
f] crap/porn
not obvious.
g] tags
yes.
djp’s comment:


now to the tope ten- scraping in at 10;

Bolt Folio – www.boltfolio.com
boltfolio


What BoltFolio says about itself:
With all the excitement about file sharing, and ‘bigger pipes’, and blogging, and camera phones, and ‘Really Simple Syndication,’ and social networks, and movies on ipods, we starting daydreaming about an online portfolio- a place where you could store, organize and share all the media you create in the course of your digital life. A place where home movies can attain cult status. Where snapshots from your last vacation might inspire a stranger to make the same trip. Where the most timid voice can find a listener, and the most obscure subject, an audience. We built it, and called it Boltfolio.
‘We’ are Bolt Media, a media company that for ten years has been creating and managing some of the most popular youth-oriented sites online. From our inception we’ve been focused on enabling people to interact and express themselves in original ways. We think Boltfolio is a fitting new addition to that legacy.
So enjoy the site! Take it for a ride. Wear it like a good pair of jeans, but only with the condition that you let us know how to make it better. We’ll do our best to accommodate.
Bolt Meida Inc.
304 Hudson St. 7fl.
New York, NY 10013
By fax: (212) 620-4315
By email: help@boltinc.com.

a] the look/the vibe

their logo is great. a nice simple and fresh design. has some cool ajax in their interface. ads by google.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
5 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
no.
d] account limits / size storage
monthly limit 100MB, max file size 50mb
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash
f] crap/porn
not in your face
g] tags
yes.
djp’s comment:


in 9th place;

Flukiest – www.flukiest.com

What Flukiest says about itself:
Flukiest is a fast growing interactive community for sharing and managing digital media by artists, photographers, designers, musicians, writers, directors, producers, and technologists. Flukiest provides a platform for members to share their work and ideas by enabling mobile and web technologies to seamlessly integrate. The Flukiest community combines the best features of an online social network with services such as photo and video sharing, blogging, music listening and reviews, artist interviews, clothing design and print.
Duc Chau
Founder/CEO
Before forming Flukiest, Duc led the quality assurance process at StrongMail Systems. Duc was also responsible for software development, design and professional services in core areas of StrongMail’s flagship products. Prior to joining StrongMail, Duc was lead developer at Responsebase/Myspace where he redesigned and engineered the company’s next generation internal mailing system which was responsible for 90% of the company’s revenue. Duc also led, developed, and launched the initial Myspace community.
Before Myspace, Duc was a network operations engineer at L90, Inc where he developed NetMon, an information system designed to help monitor and aid the day-to-day operations of the Network Operations Center. NetMon was responsible for reporting and notification on all servers on the L90 wide area network. Duc holds a B.S. in computer information systems from DeVry Institute of Technology, Southern California.
David Bailey
Vice President of Sales
David Bailey founded MediaHour in 2004. MediaHour is an online advertising agency that focuses on contextual ads and unique ad formats. MediaHour represents one of the largest contextual companies on the Internet and has a network of over 11,000,000 unique users. MediaHour is a full service media buying agency that has expertise with keywords, rich media, e-mail, contextual pop ups, and standard banner campaigns.
Prior to MediaHour, Mr. Bailey was the Senior Marketing Executive at Friendfinder, Inc. Friendfinder is the world’s largest online dating company and has unique websites for all major dating sectors. Mr. Bailey oversaw the purchasing department and grew online purchases from 100,000 per month to 2,000,000 per month. Mr. Bailey was instrumental in creating the short term/long term ROI model that is still used by Friendfinder today.
Before FriendFinder, Mr. Bailey was the Director, Wholesale Advertising for NetZero (Now UnitedOnline). Mr. Bailey helped create the Wholesale Advertising Department to sell directly to online advertising agencies. The department was responsible for selling 2.5 billion ads per month. Mr. Bailey was also Director, Traffic where he oversaw a team of ten webmasters who managed over 400 media campaigns at any time.
CALIFORNIA LA

a] the look/the vibe
has that “i’m looking to date and flirt” vibe. the design has a bit of that Lomography vibe- neat but a bit cramped.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
6 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
25mb per file- total of 200 clips per account.
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash. very simple html sharing
f] crap/porn
probably-
g] tags
yes
djp’s comment:


coming home at number 8;

12} VidiLife – www.vidilife.com

What VidiLife says about itself:
So what is vidiLife and video blogging all about?
If you watch TV or go to see movies (and who doesn’t) then you know that video images
are the most impressive, effective and long-lasting communication means available.
And if you have ever sent an email, used instant messaging, or have a website for personal or business use, you must have thought how great it would be if you could use a video clip to carry your personal message, experience, family or business communication.
Using the latest video streaming technology, vidiLife has now made it possible for
anyone using the Internet to upload, store and make their video creations visible to anyone anywhere in the world. It requires no special knowledge or training, no struggles with video servers or file size limitations, and maybe best of all, is free of any cost to use.
How does it work for my personal use?
Become a registered member of vidiLife (free of course), create your personal profile and then follow simple directions to upload your video clips. Then invite anyone you wish to visit your profile space and just click and watch your videos. Because you control the access to your works and clips, you can restrict viewing to invitees only, or you can declare any or all your video files “open for public viewing.” It is is up to you and always under your control.
If you have another personal website or space (like www.myname.com or MySpace) then vidiLife membership is even more valuable to you. You can now store your video clips in your vidiLife profile album and link them to your other website or networking space. This means people who visit your website or personal space page anywhere else can click on a link and watch your videos right inside your website or personal page. You can have your streaming videos showing anywhere you want on the Internet. You pick the location and vidiLife will do the streaming for you.
How can it work for my business use?
As a registered vidiLife member, you have the full streaming technology of vidiLife available for use on your business website. Make your video, upload it to your vidiLife profile archive, link it to the exact location in your business website where you want it to show, and each time a user of your site clicks on it, vidiLife will stream your video into a viewing screen which can either be embedded as part of your website page, or can pop up only for this use as it is called. Either way, vidiLife will provide on-demand video streaming for your business use anytime, all the time. You create it, you manage it, vidiLife gives you the no-cost method to use it and show it. It’s a sure winner for any business.
What makes vidiLife the very best personal video streaming service?
* You have total control of content, privacy and use
* You have complete ability to change, edit, delete or grow
* No special knowledge needed to use powerful features
* Uses the latest video streaming technology
* Can stream your video to other personal or business websites or spaces
* It costs you nothing to use anytime….it’s always on and it’s always free
SociallyBlog, Inc.
840 Apollo Street Suite 312
El Segundo, CA 90245

a] the look/the vibe
it comes across as a DATE/meet singles website. Like MySpace- not as putridly ugly as myspace but it has the same vibe.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
5 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
40mb max per file {soon to have 2GB per file upload!} unlimited
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to windows media {yech}- and good linking codes.
f] crap/porn
no- it says it wants to keep the site clean.
g] tags
yes.
djp’s comment:
just found this article-

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_52/b3965027.htm

and yes myspace and vidilife are related.
i HATE myspace.


lucky for some- here is number 7;

Revver – www.revver.com

What Revver says about itself:
Revver connects creators, viewers, and advertisers in a sponsorship marketplace for online video, taking full advantage of the open flow of video on the Internet, rather than trying to fight it. Revver provides all the tools you need to distribute your work online and earn money. Revver benefits everyone by embracing the fact that content can be free and accessible online and still reward creators.
Revver supports video creators by helping them earn money and distribute their work widely. By attaching a RevTag to a video, creators track their content anywhere online and make money every time a user clicks on the ad. RevTags benefit creators, advertisers, and viewers by enabling content to be free and accessible while still rewarding creators– it’s the best of both worlds.
What’s a RevTag?
A RevTag is a clickable, single-frame message that appears at the end of an online video clip. When a video is downloaded, emailed, or shared, the ad comes along with it. This new advertising form takes advantage of the viral nature of the Internet, lets advertisers connect with their audience in a brand new way, and directly supports creators.

a] the look/the vibe
simple, not very nice but not ugly either. no ads on there {yet}
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
6.5 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
no.
d] account limits / size storage
100mb per clip- unlimited* until they stop making money off of it.
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash- sharing via html codes to copy and paste.
f] crap/porn
yes.
g] tags
yes.
djp’s comment:


crossing the line at number 6;

NowPublic – www.nowpublic.com

What NowPublic says about itself:
NowPublic is a site where you can publish news about events you care about. It’s easy and let’s face it, you are more interesting than your television.
You can use NowPublic to share your photos and videos, get coverage of news you care about, and read news that you won’t see anywhere else.
At NowPublic you can:
* Point people to news and events that are important to you.
* Add your footage. Make the news better by contributing photos, video or audio to any news story.
* Store your footage, share your photos and videos with the world, and protect your intellectual property – all at the same time.
* Get free news footage to use on your blog.
* Get exposure for your blog by adding your RSS feed to NowPublic.
* Subscribe to email or RSS updates for any subject matter, location or user.
* Customize your account to display news from people, places and things that interest you.
* Subscribe to reports from your favourite NowPublic users.
* Receive updates when new footage is added to stories you are following.
* Use our bulk upload tools to import lots of files at once.
* Search archives by tag or keyword.
* See related stories in the blogosphere.
* See which of your stories and photos people like the best by watching the votes.
So change the news. Find a story. Add something to it. Make the news better. The news is NowPublic.
NowPublic (www.NowPublic.com) is owned and operated by BlueHereNow Technologies, Inc., a private Vancouver-based company. The firm is made up of a seasoned team of Internet professionals with decades of experience building and operating profitable online ventures. For more information about the company and its projects, please contact Michael Tippett at info@nowpublic.com.

a] the look/the vibe
fairly nice, simple understated and blue, simpe flash interface, ads by google.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
6 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
75mb per file. unlimited.
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash, but yes you can download original. great sharing tools. nice flash player. very pro looking.
f] crap/porn
no
g] tags
yes.
djp’s comment:


down to the top 5 {it’s getting exciting} here is 5;

vSocial – www.vsocial.com

What vSocial says about itself:
vSocial is an online community built around the singular objective of providing the fastest, easiest way to upload, watch and share your favorite video clips.
Our focus is on enabling you to work with this dynamic medium to accomplish three primary outcomes:
1. TELL STORIES: If a blog post takes a thousand words to tell a story, and a picture is worth a thousand words, then video shall become the ultimate story telling vehicle on the web. Our mission is to provide you the tools you need to tell compelling stories.
2. START CONVERSATIONS: Unlike TV and cinema, the web is a two way medium. With vSocial, you can rate, review or blog about a movie that moves you, that makes you laugh, cringe, or just think.
3. EXTEND THE WEB: Our vision is a web that is neither bounded by walled gardens nor limited to text and pictures. It is a web of movies and sound, that can be syndicated and subscribed to, shared by email, embedded in web sites and integrated into web services. vSocial makes extending the web to video single click easy.
Our inspirations are services like Flickr, which provided a canvas and palette for working with photos online; Craigslist, which proved that delivering a rich user experience was more predicated on keeping things simple and focusing on community than getting bloated up by “features” for features sake; and eBay, which elevated the lowly offline garage sale to an online marketplace that generates billions of dollars, yields many tens of millions of transactions and has created almost half a million jobs.
Are you an artist with a story to tell? Are there conversations you are looking to start that can best be told with video? Are you looking to express your individuality through moving pictures? vSocial was built for you!
Give us your feedback on how we are doing and how we can do better. We’ll listen.
VISIT OFTEN. WATCH WITH REGULARITY. UPLOAD UNTIL IT HURTS. WITH VSOCIAL.
vSocial is a trademark Custom One Media, LLC

a] the look/the vibe
weird. it is sorta cool, but sorta not, they have very large type. too big. a little confusing.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
5 out of 10 {but hard to find your own clips…}
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
no.
d] account limits / size storage
max file size 100mb- unlimited.
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash. embed, link, email and very limited support for some blogs.
f] crap/porn
yes, but not in your face.
g] tags
yes
djp’s comment:


in a solid 4th place;

DailyMotion – www.dailymotion.com

What Dailymotion says about itself:
Dailymotion is about finding new ways to see and show the world.
What’s a movie good at, if it’s stuck on your video camera, hard drive or mobile phone …
So open up and share your videos with the world!
You can use Dailymotion to:
* share your personal videos, privately with your family and your friends, or with the entire world!
* show your creations to a large panel of people and read the comments made on it.
* videoblog! in a few clicks using the blogthis function, add a video to your blog, even directly from your webcam!
* discover other’s videos, using tags.
We’re a dynamic team, with a strong focus on users:
* Benjamin Bejbaum, founder
* Olivier Poitrey, co-founder and lead programmer
* Nadir Kadem, programmer
* Nath Poitrey, Q&A
Check out our blog if you want to stay updated.
If you like what we do or if you have any suggestions, don’t hesitate to send us your feedback
What are you waiting for? Sign up now and start uploading!

note – the site is from FRANCE, and big chunks of it is in FRENCH.

a] the look/the vibe
great. blue neat boxes with rounded corners, everything in it’s right place. very odered.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
8 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes, but sound was out of synch with image.
d] account limits / size storage
150mb per file – unlimited.
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash. really good sharing tools- works well for bloggers.
f] crap/porn
not obvious at all.
g] tags
yes
djp’s comment:


standing on the platform in thirdplace- 3;

15} YouTube – www.youtube.com

What YouTube says about itself:
{note- not enough!}
Founded in February 2005, YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. Founded by early commerce pioneers of PayPal, YouTube allows people to easily upload, tag, and share personal video clips through www.YouTube.com and across the Internet on other sites, blogs and through e-mail, as well as to create their own personal video network. With investment support from Sequoia Capital, YouTube is set to become the Internet’s premier video service.

a] the look/the vibe
excellent design, simple and makes sence. no ads.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
9 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
100MB per video. no limits.
e] downloadable / sharing
converts to flash- WITH THEIR LOGO IN CORNER. simple sharing.
f] crap/porn
no. clean.
g] tags
yes
djp’s comment:


holding silver at number 2;

OurMedia – www.ourmedia.org

What Ourmedia says about itself:
{note: they say ALOT about EVERYTHING!!}
Welcome to Ourmedia, a community of individuals dedicated to spreading grassroots creativity: videos, audio, photos, text and other works of personal media.
Have a creative streak? This is a place where you can discuss home-brew media, store your stuff for safekeeping, and show off your works to a global audience. (Bonus for video artists and podcasters: free bandwidth.)
Our major partners in this effort are the prestigious Internet Archive, Bryght, Creative Commons and Broadband Mechanics.
All share with us a vision that compelling grassroots creations — now scattered across the Web or hidden away on personal computers — ought to be experienced by a wider audience.
If you’d like to show off your work to a global audience — or know a talented individual who ought to — please participate in this free, not-for-profit venture.
Create. Share. Get noticed. That’s what Ourmedia is about.
Ourmedia is a global community and learning center where you can gain visibility for your works of personal media. We’ll host your media forever — for free.
Video blogs, photo albums, home movies, podcasting, digital art, documentary journalism, home-brew political ads, music videos, audio interviews, digital storytelling, children’s tales, Flash animations, student films, mash-ups — all kinds of digital works have begun to flourish as the Internet rises up alongside big media as a place where we’ll gather to inform, entertain and astound each other.
Ourmedia is several things in one. We are:
* An open-source project built and staffed by volunteers
* A destination Web site that freely hosts grassroots video, audio, music, photos, text and public domain works
* A community space to share and discuss personal media
* A learning toolkit to help our members create rich and compelling works
* An archive so that these works can be preserved for the ages
* A clearinghouse that allows anyone to search for licensed video, audio or music, download it and remix it, with proper attribution. Legally.
Soon we hope to become:
* A 501©(3) non-profit
* A resource and global registry to bring freely shareable media to the desktop so users can create image albums, slide shows, jukeboxes and media libraries with a few mouse clicks
The Ourmedia project was started by members of the creative and technology communities in the summer of 2004. Our major partners in this effort are the prestigious Internet Archive, Bryght, Creative Commons and Broadband Mechanics. All share with us a vision that compelling grassroots works — now scattered across the Web or hidden away on laptops and closed networks — deserve a wider audience.
Ourmedia is open to amateurs, hobbyists and professionals alike. The only requirement is that you must be willing to show off your work to a global audience.
Come join us.
Take part in our community and showcase your works.
Join our team of open-source developers to take us to beta and beyond. Here is what’s ahead.
Volunteer to help build out the site with Creative Commons works or material in the public domain.
What’s the big idea here?
The idea is pretty simple: People who create video, music, photos, audio clips and other personal media can store their stuff for free on Ourmedia’s servers forever, as long as they’re willing to share their works with a global audience.
Ourmedia’s goal is to expose, advance and preserve digital creativity at the grassroots level. The site serves as a central gathering spot where professionals and amateurs come together to share works, offer tips and tutorials, and interact in a combination community space and virtual library that will preserve these works for future generations. We want to enable people anywhere in the world to tap into this rich repository of media and create image albums, movie and music jukeboxes and more.
Who is behind Ourmedia?
Members of the creative community, technologists, educators, librarians and others interested in spreading digital culture are behind Ourmedia. Leading the effort are J.D. Lasica, author of “Darknet,” editor with the Online Journalism Review, and evangelist for participatory media, and Marc Canter, a well-known technologist and open standards advocate who co-founded the company that became software giant Macromedia. This is an open-source, volunteer effort with a small team of paid developers.
What kinds of media will be part of Ourmedia?
Almost any kind of digital media. Ourmedia will consist of video (blog video, music videos, television-style reports, documentaries, underground films, grassroots political ads, animation, machinima), audio (interviews with authors, oral family histories, readings of properly licensed book chapters), original music, photographs, ebooks, games, software and more. You decide what goes up on the site.
A digital repository sounds expensive. Who’s paying the tab?
Drupal, an open-source content management platform, has agreed to host the site for free through its Bryght hosted service. Other sites will also participate in this open registry, storing material on their servers. Most importantly, the Internet Archive has agreed to provide free storage space and free bandwidth for the media files published by our members — forever.

a] the look/the vibe
simple but a bit techy. it is too the point. but a bit wordy, a lot of text. no ads.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
4.5 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
unlimited.
e] downloadable / sharing
yes for downloads.. not good on sharing- no embedded players etc.
f] crap/porn
none.
g] tags
yes.
djp’s comment:


and rocking the gold medel on the top at number 1;

Vimeo – www.vimeo.com
vimeo


What Vimeo says about itself:
Vimeo is a site for organizing and sharing video clips.
The beta version of this site launched in mid February, 2005. We are very serious about continually improving this site.
This site was conceived by me, Jakob Lodwick, and was brought to life when I teamed up with Zach Klein. We both work at Connected Ventures, the company responsible for CollegeHumor, Busted Tees, The Big Shocker, and AllDumb.
If you don’t know any of those sites, you should ask your kids about them.
Some of the technology behind Vimeo includes Apache (server software), PHP (programming), MySQL (database), and FFMPEG-PHP (thumbnails).
The inspiration for this site, most prominently, comes from Ludicorp’s Flickr, Josh Schachter’s del.icio.us, Lev Manovich, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, and Dr. Maria Montessori.

http://www.connectedventures.com/

We develop and manage good websites.
CV was founded in 1999 and maintains an office in New York City. Our network boasts a monthly reach of more than 8 million unique persons, 75% of which are 18-24 year olds. We display 280 million pages each month. Our email-based content reaches more than 240,000 opt-in subscribers.

a] the look/the vibe
clean. really nice design, a little cluttered at times, but cool. no ads.
b] ease of use {on a scale of 1 to 10 – where 1 is evil and 10 is brilliant}
9 out of 10
c] 3gp file support {my phone}
yes.
d] account limits / size storage
here is the only place it bites- 20mb upload per account per week. unlimited other than that.
e] downloadable / sharing
download is simple. embedding code.
f] crap/porn
not much anymore
g] tags
yes.
djp’s comment:

i found the one.

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