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Viddyou starts 'high bitrate video service'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Sep 2008 18:18 User comments (8)

Viddyou starts 'high bitrate video service' Viddyou has announced the launch of a new High Bitrate (HBR) video sharing service available at Viddyou.com that the company says will "allow users to share near original-quality video from their digital camcorder or camera without the quality degradation typically seen in online video."
The company wants to differentiate itself from other online video services such as YouTube or DailyMotion which usually offer poor playback and degraded video quality in an effort to make file sizes smaller and buffering times shorter.

Viddyou says the "HBR service delivers video at more than 1.1 megabytes-per-second at the native 640x480 resolution at which personal video devices commonly record."

"The innovative High Bitrate service introduces a new class of video sharing possibilities, at no cost,"
said Aaron Wadler, CEO and Co-Founder of Viddyou. "We are consistently pursuing new opportunities to push the limits of video delivery on the Internet, providing unmatched technology and capability within our market. Viddyou's High Bitrate functionality is a redefining step in the evolution of personal video sharing."

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8 user comments

111.9.2008 20:24

Share High Bitrate video at "near original-quality" at no cost to you? Really? That sounds incredible. Well, if Viddyou can accomplish this it would indeed be wonderful. However there are the ISPs to contend with. Comcast, as we have seen, will likely cap you off with barely an 11% or so streamed. TimeWarner I hear will start measuring their service as well, or have they started already? The future looks bleak.

Good luckk to you Aaron Wadler.

212.9.2008 0:11

It sucks, it turned a 160MB 5 minute file into a 22MB piece of sht.....

http://www.viddyou.com/viddstream?videoid=41189

they want 3$ a month for vids alone WEAK for alil mroe than and still under 4$ I can get webspace and a fcking site to put vids and anyhtign else I want on and I have full control over it!!

312.9.2008 10:26

Zippy it does look better than on youtube, your video does. also my computer seems to buffer it on the fly.

412.9.2008 12:25

Quote:
Share High Bitrate video at "near original-quality" at no cost to you? Really? That sounds incredible. Well, if Viddyou can accomplish this it would indeed be wonderful. However there are the ISPs to contend with. Comcast, as we have seen, will likely cap you off with barely an 11% or so streamed. TimeWarner I hear will start measuring their service as well, or have they started already? The future looks bleak.


I predict that all of these new emerging online "higher quality" video companies are going to fall on their face. Whether it's the youtube-esque like this or the new HD streaming movie services popping up - as bandwidth caps get tighter in the next 6 months and people start deciding to cut out some of their downloading so as not to pay for a higher tier. Just wait until the 1st bill comes to the average family. People are not going to be happy with their ISP when they are provided no way of tracking their usage and are cut off until they pay more.

512.9.2008 14:02

Originally posted by DXR88:
Zippy it does look better than on youtube, your video does. also my computer seems to buffer it on the fly.
Gametrailers, Veoh and ModDB offer about the same quality, its a joke.

614.9.2008 4:41

High quality? They want to stand separate from you tube? HA! I went on there, and when you enlarge it , it's still a piece of crap. High quality means Stage6 quality period. Give us something that compares with what Stage 6 was and then yes, we can call it high quality.

719.9.2008 22:55

Quote:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Zippy it does look better than on youtube, your video does. also my computer seems to buffer it on the fly.
Gametrailers, Veoh and ModDB offer about the same quality, its a joke.
You uploaded that video in the lowest quality - standard definition - so that's what you get back.

Try HBR or HD to experience the difference on your own videos, or www.viddyou.com/hd and www.viddyou.com/hbr for examples of what the site really can do.

822.9.2008 19:57

Viddyou seems pretty good, but I also like Mivid.net since they don't charge you anything and the videos look a little better. (Or alot depending on what you upload). http://mivid.net

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