I am thrilled about the latest change at flickr: You can now upload videos! Woo hoo! But now the question arises: To stick with vimeo or not… Hmm.
I’d stick with Vimeo for a while. Flickr allows you to upload 90 seconds worth of video, compared to Vimeos 500mb a week with no duration limit.
It will be interesting to see how flickr video plays out once the newness has worn off.
There’s actually a protest group!
I like that flickr is for photography to be honest.. i’m not sure i’d enjoy a flickr with video. With 90 seconds, it’s almost like “whats the point” but any longer and you know the quality appeal will attract a lot of people and it won’t really be about photos anymore.
I’m not sure about this…
Flickr’s player is so similar to Vimeo’s that I thought they must have made a deal with them. Does flickr support HD video. I haven’t played with it yet.
I’m not convinced either – time will tell how people will use video on Flickr over other sites like Vimeo, http://www.12seconds.tv ,etc.
Quite interesting to see that the “Video! Video! Video!” Flickr Group has 26 members- while the “We Say NO to Videos on Flickr” is already past 12,000 members.
I don’t think they’re mutually exclusive.
Flickr Video is great for short clips to include with a photoset – a brief time-lapse video of a sunrise to go with a set of landscape sunrise photos or something neat that happened on a holiday trip. I’ve long wanted to put videos of my friends flying off ski jumps along with the still action photos but had no integrated way of doing it.
For longer “mini-movies” Vimeo’s video capacity and higher quality are better.
FYI “Video! Video! Video!” is invite only.
The key to making this suit everyone is that you can easily filter out video.
This is a bit of change from a company that told illustrators to go jump a couple of years ago because “flickr is for photos only”.
don’t give up on Vimeo! it is totally different! and totally awesome!
and i Love the fact that flickr does short video now. awesome
For video, I currently use Viddler.com
It’s a business model vs community thing. They will enter the growing pains that, say, LibraryThing is going through over whether to add features for video, music and other forms of media cataloging, or sticking to just books… or that Second Life has experienced over adding VoIP.
From a business growth standpoint, all of these things make perfect sense, but that is all out the window if the community you have built around your service doesn’t embrace the direction. From the looks of it, it appears that Flickr is very delicately testing the waters with 90 sec. blurb videos.
Does flickr support HD video. I haven’t played with it yet.
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