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Technical specifications and links to top video sharing sites. This list includes YouTube, Bilp TV, Bright Cove, Current TV, iStockphoto, iTunes, Live Video, MetaCafe, Myspace TV, Revver, Veoh and Vimo.

Specs of our favorite video sharing sites. 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 ron@confluence-is.net. I will update this list from time to time, please contribute what you know. Use Video Sharing Sites or articles in the subject line of your email.

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

DailyMotion

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.dailymotion.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

Motion Box

Player size: 1280x720, but accepts 1080i/p video.
Compression formats: Accepts everything, including AVCHD.
Revenue sharing: Not at the time of this publication
Uploads: Basic (free account): 300MB/file, 750MB total.
Premium (paid): No file size limits, virtually unlimited storage. Pro (paid, for commercial use): no file size limits, no storage limit.
Other Features:
Commercial video service: host commercial videos for small businesses, real estate, training, etc
Online editing and mixing
Ability to rotate and trim videos
Advanced privacy options
HD playback
Videos can be downloaded: original source, mp4 for computer playback and mp4 for iPod/iPhone.
Desktop Uploader that doesn't looks progress (even if you turn off your internet or your computer sleeps)
www.motionbox.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

Twitch

Size (pixels): 640x360 through 1280x720
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
help.twitch.tv/s/?language=en_US

Revver

Size (pixels): 320 x 240
Video Compression format: mov, mpeg, mpg, mp4, wmv, asf, avi, 3gp 3g2 - Audio compression Format: assorted
Any artificial limits: Yes
Time: None
Size (MB): 100MB
Any Revenue sharing: Yes
Type of revenue sharing: ad-based. monthly pay-out after $20 is earned.
Others: Choice of ad content that gets attached to your video. Ability to download a video in its original format.
www.revver.com

LiveLeak

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): 640x480, 853x480, 1280x720
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): 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
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

Photobucket.com

Another resource for marketing your video.

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