YouTube : You have better rivals

In one of the article in PC World, it compares different video sharing sites. The review clearly explains YouTube ranks way lower than some of the web sites. Top of the list is Blip.tv, even though it is only in Beta, the video quality and functionalities are much better than any other video sharing web sites. For their rankings, they also took into account policies on shared advertising reenue, potential audience size, the entire upload experience, and the design of each embedded player, including the intrusiveness of any advertising, watermarks, and other nonvideo elements. In addition, social networking options, the ability to make videos private are also considered.

Blip.tv gets the impressive 84/100 rating. Its Video/Audio quality considered as 'Superior/Very good', Ease of Upload considered as 'Very Good' , Embedded Player considered as 'Very Good' and Sharing options considered as 'Very Good'. Also the full size of the video can be upto 100 MB and there are no length limits compare to some other web sites limitation. You can store unlimited videos, It offers you revenue sharing, and it converts to your video to Flash 8.

Divx Stage6 Beta gets the second highest rating 83/100. Video/Audio is 'Very Good/Very Good', Ease of Upload is 'Good', Embedded player design is 'Superior', Sharing Options is 'Very Good'. File size/length limits is 2GB/none. User storage is unlimited and No revenue sharing. It converts the video to Divx format.

Brightcove Beta gets 81/100 rating. Video/Audio is 'Good/Very Good', Ease of Upload is 'Very Good', Embedded player design is 'Superior', Sharing Options is 'Very Good'. File size/length limits is 100MB/none. User storage is unlimited and revenue sharing via free upgrate. It converts the video to Flash 8 format.

Revver gets 80/100

Veoh gets 80/100

Microsoft Soapbox Beta on Msn Video gets 79/100

YouTube gets 79/100. Video/Audio is 'Fair/Very Good', Ease of Upload is 'Very Good', Embedded player design is 'Very Good', Sharing Options is 'Very Good'. File size/length limits is 250MB/10 min. User storage is unlimited and revenue sharing to selected users. It converts the video to Flash 7 format.

Vimeo gets 78/100

Jumpcut Beta gets 78/100

MySpace TV Beta gets 77/100

visit PCWorld link for a more detailed chart and comparison videos.

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