Top Ten Video Sharing Websites
Ease of Use: 27 out of 30
File size/Storage limitations: 30 out of 30
Other Stuff: 30 out of 40
Total Score: 87 out of 100
Breathing down YouTube's neck is Veoh, a solid site backed by the likes of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and The Tornante Company, the investment firm run by former Disney biggie Michael Eisner.
Veoh's most distinguishing feature is that it has a brazenly generous upload policy, which allows for "unlimited distribution capacity for full-screen, TV-grade video content available to anyone with a broadband connection, including high-definition videos."
With some rudimentary editing functions and some cleaner distribution options (no one wants to just cut and paste code), the site's overall rating would have been slightly higher.
That said, the unlimited uploads policy rocks, and Veoh's responsiveness, even when watching a two-hour movie, is a testament to the company's proprietary P2P technology, which it claims to be more secure and better at penetrating firewalls than the likes of BitTorrent Inc. 's software and other popular P2P applications. It's worth noting, too, that other companies have designs on using P2P technology for video delivery, search, and all kinds of other applications. (See Skyrider Sees Profits in P2P.)
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