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Flickr Launches Video Hosting

It appears TechCrunch has the scoop on the rumored Flickr video service.

Here’s what you’re getting:

  • Videos limited to 90 seconds and 150MB in size.
  • Video stills appears alongside images.
  • Videos can be tagged and geotagged–just like images.
  • A clean, embedable video player.
  • Anyone can view videos, but only Pro users can upload (Pro license is $25 a year).

Interesting that videos are limited in size. Is that a bandwidth issue at Yahoo, or part of Flickr’s efforts to set itself apart from YouTube–while keeping purist users happy?

Update: Here’s an example video (from Flickr itself). Where can you upload and view videos on Flickr? We’re still looking–stay tuned.

  • http://www.beardygeek.com Stuart Marsh

    The question is whether users will stump up the $25 to post 90 second videos, when they can do 10 minute vids for free on YouTube and others?

    Stuart

  • http://www.searchengineoptimizationjournal.com Search Engine Optimization Journal

    Agreeing with Stuart, why would anyone pay for 90 second video hosting when there are plenty of free ones for much bigger files? There must be some sort of extra bonuses we simply don’t know about.

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    Here’s my thought on this limit. Flickr anticipates that the videos will be the kind you take with your digital camera–you know the “movie mode”short clips–hence, they want the videos you film alongside your photos, not your Hollywood productions.

  • http://www.vidyosfer.com id

    Why would i pay $25 to upload only 90 sec videos, there is no point of this :( I like the flicker for photos, but file size of videos are really limited.

  • http://beyondbeautybasics.com Paul Baranda

    Though I disagree with the payment model that Flickr is using for uploading videos, I do understand that they are certainly not owned by Google, nor have the funding to allow such bandwidth that video can eat up.

  • http://mp3leben.com Tiffany

    Yeah I think the Pro license cost is not reasonable…I think they should review about this. It affects people interest.

  • http://chasinggoogle.blogspot.com Elections guy

    I а no one can upload video to Yahoo, why would they start this service?

  • http://www.vidyosfer.com id

    Well, youtube is still the best for video storage,

  • http://www.trbr.net Seomotion

    Youtube is the best now. But Flickr service is good for those countries – where Youtube is blocked.

  • http://iemarketplace.net Spencer

    That’s cool. But with so much happening in the area of using video to market product, has anyone started a site where you can get stock video to use? You know like the way the PLR sites let you sign-up and use their content.

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  • http://www.watchfreechannel.com/ Catherine

    Yes. No doubt youtube is still my favorite. Why would anyone pay for a service and there is better service for free.

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