Video Sharing Sites Technical Specifications

Specs of our favorite video sharing sites. Videomaker has been in the video sharing business for some time now, and has been using, testing, reviewing and writing about many sites now available. Below is a list of several sharing sites we’ve explored, and the technical specifications to each.

These specifications are just a few of those we know of, but there are many more out there, if you come across one that you think might be especially nice to add to our list, please contact us at editor@videomaker.com. We are updating this list constantly, please contribute what you know. Use Video Sharing Sites or articles in the subject line of your email.

Blip.tv

Video Compression format: QuickTime, Windows, Flash 8, DivX, 3gp

Any Revenue sharing: Yes

Type of revenue sharing: ad sharing 50/50, choose ad company

Others: built-in syndication to AOL Video, Yahoo! Video, MySpace, iTunes and the Apple TV, Blogger, WordPress.com. UpperBlip- a downloadable program that lets you publish many videos at a time. Supports direct-from-Windows Movie Maker upload.

www.blip.tv

Advertisement

How to Make a

DIY Green Screen

Free eBook

Free

How to Make a

DIY Green Screen

Free

Thanks! We will email your free eBook.


Brightcove

Size (pixels): 320 x 240

Video Compression format: 3gp,avi, dv, flv, h.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime, WMV

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: 2 minutes, recommended

Size (MB): Personal Acct= 100MB, Pro Acct= No Limit

Any Revenue sharing: Yes

www.brightcove.com

Current TV

Size (pixels): 320 x 240

Video Compression format: .3gp, .3gp2, .avi, .dv, .mpg, .mpg4, .mov, .mqv, .wmv, .asf

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: 10 minutes

Any Revenue sharing: Yes

Type of revenue sharing: Sliding scale. $250-1000 per pod for VC-Squared Producers, rates negotiable after four pods are aired on television.

Others: High production value “pods” are 100% documentary. Choice of thumbnail image to attract viewers.

www.current.com

iStockvideo

Size (pixels): Small (320 x 240), medium (640 x 480), NTSC/PAL (720 x 486), HD 720 (1280 x 720p), HD 1080 (1920 x 1080i).

Video Compression format: QuickTime format, compressed with photo JPEG (if file is rendered as a progressive scan) or MJPEG-A/MJPEG-B (if interlaced) with 3:1 compression. Compression should be set to no less than 95%, “High”, or “Best”.

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: 30 seconds

Any Revenue sharing: Yes

Type of revenue sharing: Royalty-based. Earn increased royalties as an exclusive contributor. Diamond level contributor receives 40% royalty on each purchased $50 HD 1080i stock video clip.

Others: Downloadable widget for Mac and PC for monitoring iStock stats

www.istockphoto.com

iTunes

Size (pixels): for Apple TV (up to 1280 x 720), for iPod (up to 640 x 480)

Video Compression format: .m4a, .mp3, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, AAC, and .pdf

Any artificial limits: No

Time: None

Size (MB): None

Any Revenue sharing: Yes

Type of revenue sharing: video sales, music sales.

Others:Video is limited to play at average bitrates from 3Mbps to 5Mbps. Video can be 24 frames per second or 30 frames per second.

www.apple.com/itunes

LiveVideo

Size (pixels): 445 x 334

Video Compression format: QuickTime (.mov)

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: Yes (not specified)

Any Revenue sharing: No

Type of revenue sharing: n/a

Others: LiveVideo XPRESS, a tool for batch uploading and managing, Windows only.

www.livevideo.com

Metacafe

Video Compression format: mpeg, avi, wmv, mov, mpg, divx, asf, mpa, mpe, m1v, wmf, m4a, mp4, flv, 3gp, rm, rmvb, rv, ram, mkv

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: 8 minutes

Any Revenue sharing: Yes

Type of revenue sharing: Producer Rewards, Grade of 3.0 or better, Views of 5,000 or greater

Others: Lets you choose your own thumbnail from a series of stills. Cool!

www.metacafe.com


MySpace TV

Size (pixels): 320 x 240

Video Compression format: .avi, .asf, .dv, .wmv, .mov, .qt, .3g2, .3gp, .3gp2, .3gpp, .gsm, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .cmp, .divx, .xvid, .264, .rm, .rmvb, .flv, .mkv, .ogm

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: n/a

Size (MB): 100

Any Revenue sharing: No

vids.myspace.com

OpenFilm

Size (pixels): 640×360 through 1280×720

Video Compression format: .avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .mov, .wmv, etc.

Any artificial limits: No

Time: n/a

Size (MB): No limits

Any Revenue sharing: 50/50 split once video page has accompanying ads

www.openfilm.com

Veoh

Size (pixels): 320 x 240

Video Compression format: AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, Windows Media

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: n/a

Size (MB): 100MB, for larger use Veoh Player app

Any Revenue sharing: Yes

Type of revenue sharing: video sales and rentals.

Others: Upload via RSS. Downloadable desktop app. Unique syndication using VeohPRO

www.veoh.com

Vimeo

Size (pixels): 640×480, 853×480, 1280×720

Video Compression format: 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, asf, asx, avi, divx, mts, m2t, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, mov, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, ogg, wmv

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: n/a

Size (MB): Basic: 500; Plus: 1GB

Any Revenue sharing: No

www.vimeo.com

YouTube

Size (pixels): 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×480

Video Compression format: YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras, camcorders, and cell phones in the .WMV, .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG file formats. Preferred formats are FLV, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.

Any artificial limits: Yes

Time: 10 minutes for all types of accounts, unless you signed up while YouTube was young. Special promotions may run longer

Size (MB): 100

Any Revenue sharing: Yes

Type of revenue sharing: Selective accounts. If YouTube likes you, look out for the cash falling from the sky.

Others: Offers online editing and titles with YouTube’s Remixer powered by Adobe Premiere Express.

www.youtube.com

The Videomaker Editors are dedicated to bringing you the information you need to produce and share better video.