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Video Site Cheat Sheet II

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Phil Harvey

July 4, 2006

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Video Site Cheat Sheet II

Editor's Note: The Video Site Cheat Sheet has been updated several times since this post was first published on July 4. The most recent version (and all future versions) can be found right here: http://www.lightreading.com/videoshare.

1:00 AM -- Thanks for all the emails about the first Video Site Cheat Sheet. Your comments challenged me personally and professionally, as did your spelling and grammar.

Following is a new, improved version with 13 additional sites added to the list:

Table 1: The Philter's Video Site Cheat Sheet II

Web Site

Does the service offer video editing capability?

What's the file size limit?

How much does it cost?

Can I keep a video private?

Does it require a software download?

Atom Films (AddictingClips.com)

No

100 Mbytes. Clips must be under 10 minutes in length.

Free

Yes

No

No

There's no enforced limit. But the service "strongly recommends" files smaller than 100 Mbytes "for performance purposes."

Free

No

No

No

100 Mbytes

Free

Yes

No

No

100 Mbytes total storage. The site's in Alpha testing at the moment.

From the Web site: "The current Alpha service is free. But we may try to recover some of our costs through ads."

Yes

No

No

100 Mbytes

Free

No

No

No

150 Mbytes

Free

Yes

No

Yes

Max one-time upload limit is seven 50-Mbyte videos

Free

Yes

No

No

25 Mbytes. Note: This site doesn't show the videos. It's more like Streamload and similar sites used for hosting only.

Free

Yes

No

No

None. From the company's user guidelines: "You can upload as many videos to Google Video as you like, without any size or length limitations." WOW!

Free

No

No

Yes

None. This is a P2P video sharing application so there's a short preview for each movie, then users can download what they want.

Free (for now)

Yes

Yes

No

200 Mbytes

Free

Yes

No

Yes

None

Free (share up to 5 hours of video online per month)

Yes

Yes

No

100 Mbytes

Free

No

No

Yes

50 Mbytes

Free

Yes

No

No

None stated

Free

No

No

No

100 Mbytes

Free

No

No

No

100 Mbytes

Free

Yes

No

No

Under 5 minutes in length

Free

No

No

No

Under 5 minutes in length or less than 1 Gbyte in size

$6.95/mo. for unlimited storage

Yes

Yes

No

100 Mbytes

Free

Yes

No

No

I dunno. The site's in French

I dunno. The site's in French

I dunno. The site's in French

I dunno. The site's in French

No

25 Mbytes

Free

No

No

No

100 Mbytes

Free

No

Yes

No

100 Mbytes

Free (up to 1 Gbyte of storage)

Yes

No

No

None. This is a P2P sharing platform where a short clip of up to 3 minutes is shown from Veoh.com and users decide from that whether to download the rest of the whole video.

Free

Yes

Yes

No

No limit

Free

No

No

No

30 Mbytes a week

Free

No

No

Yes (For slideshows only)

200 Mbytes

Free

Yes

No

No

100 Mbytes

Free

No

No

No

100 Mbytes

Free

No

No

No

Under 10 Mbytes

$4.95/mo.

No

No

No

None. From the site's FAQ: "Most videos on YouTube are under five minutes long. There is no specific length limit, but longer videos require more compression to fit in the 100MB size limit, and the quality will go down as the length of the video goes up."

Free

Yes

No

No

100 Mbytes

Free

Yes

No

Sources: Light Reading, the Internet, and a random shoeshine guy at DFW airport



— Phil Harvey, Video Site Chart Thing Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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