Top Ten Video Sharing Websites
Ease of Use: 26 out of 30
File size/Storage limitations: 25 out of 30
Other Stuff: 28 out of 40
Total Score: 79 out of 100
AOL Video has always been a popular Internet destination, because the company and its parent, Time Warner, are masters at providing entertaining content online. But only in recent months has AOL allowed video sharing by way of the Uncut Video portion of its AOL Video portal. (See AOL Unveils Video Portal.)
So to score AOL in video sharing was a bit cheeky of us, because the site is changing nearly every day. Soon AOL's Uncut Video will include video search, mobile uploading, and plenty more distribution options than it has right now.
But as it stands now, we give AOL a 26 out of 30 in the ease-of-use department, because the video sharing portion of its site wasn't all that easy to find, and it required a few too many steps to get to where we could upload and see our own video.
We dinged AOL a little bit for storage limitations, though we suspect it will allow larger files as the site evolves. We also nicked it for poor distribution options and no privacy features to speak of. It's a bit weird, too, that AOL is using VideoEgg's software, yet VideoEgg's site beats AOL on a feature-by-feature basis.
But, again, AOL is really new at this, and it has a huge advantage in that it already has a massive audience of folks trained to go to AOL for interesting online content. The video sharing stuff is icing on an already huge cake.
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