Top Ten Video Sharing Websites
Ease of Use: 30 out of 30
File size/Storage limitations: 25 out of 30
Other Stuff: 31 out of 40
Total Score: 86 out of 100
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s video service is easy to use, but we found that the site's popularity may be adding a few dozen minutes to the time it takes Google to transcode its customers' videos. If you upload something, prepare to wait – they've got a lot of viral videos to slog through before getting to your stuff.
We liked Google's unlimited file size allowance, and it's apparent that they're one of the first to throw down the "no limits" edict, a step that was surely influential to a number of sites that have since embraced it. It was disappointing to see that Google doesn't allow visitors to push videos to other sites and blogs as easily as some of its competitors, though, and we nicked a few ratings points for that.
However, one of Google Video's most appealing attributes for content producers is the ability to set a price for its uploaded videos – with no minimum or maximum dollar amount imposed. Also, unlike a lot of places, Google Video lets content owners have the choice to offer their content with or without copy protection, so there's some feeling of distribution control.
All in all, Google is a nice place to share videos and, as the company has with its other software applications and services, it will only improve over time.
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