Which service should I use for future quick look videos?

When I first started adding see it in action video spots to some of my reviews, I would save the video directly to the gadgeteer server. I did the same thing with the first quick look videos too. But I recently decided to start using YouTube. While I really like them for easier streaming and embedding, I’m not that happy with the video quality that YouTube provides. For that reason, I’ve been experimenting with a couple other video streaming services and would like your opinions on which one you think I should go with for future videos…

Please take a look at the following videos and let me know which you like better and why. Also, if you know of other free services that I should be trying, please let me know. I did try to upload this video to my flickr account, but after it finished uploading it told me that it could not encode it. I guess flickr doesn’t like m4v format.





Digital Photo Keychain Review from Julie Strietelmeier on Vimeo.

10 comments… add one
  • Tyler Puckett June 26, 2008, 9:13 pm

    Flickr limits videos to 90 seconds. I have heard some good things about Vimeo. However, of the three you have listed, I ike the Viddler one the best.

  • William Kuch June 26, 2008, 10:14 pm

    You look the best in Viddler.


  • Jackson June 27, 2008, 12:12 am

    Viddler is the best. Particularly with small items like the photo keychain. The small details are definitely lacking with You Tube.

  • Julie June 27, 2008, 10:11 am

    I just added Vimeo. Doubt if I’ll use it as it restricts you to 500mb per month. This last video was 110mb, so I could potential go over the limit. But, I wanted to check out the quality.

    I think I like Viddler best so far. Not sure there are any others to try…

  • andi June 29, 2008, 11:50 am

    here’s my two cents.
    if you ask me (and I wanted to say this since I started seeing quick looks here) you should avoid video reviews.
    the gadget is in the details… and unless it’s HDTV, there won’t be details in this kind of reviews. the good ol’ photos are a far better way to review things.
    of course, if there’s a busy schedule involved, the quick look is a faster way to say that you have reviewed something. ’cause editing photos, resizing them and writing everything in between takes triple the time. at least.
    me? I want to see the imperfections so that I can choose what to buy and what not. if I get a video review I have to go somewhere else to double-check. and honestly, I’d rather not :).

  • Jake Tongue June 29, 2008, 1:36 pm

    I agree with jackson viddler is the best for small details but you tube it still the easiest to use

  • Julie June 29, 2008, 4:21 pm


    The quick look videos aren’t meant to be a comprehensive review. What my main idea for them is that it’s like a first impression of a product. Straight out of the box, with no prior use.


    I have decided that I will most likely upload the videos to all the services that I’ve listed, but will use Viddler in the actual review itself. It has a few features (other than the better video quality) that I like over the others.

  • Darrin June 30, 2008, 8:18 am

    viddler was impressive!

  • norcaljeff July 1, 2008, 11:19 am

    You’ve already got a Flickr account, have you tried their video upload?

    Also may want to try out http://www.ustream.tv where you can stream live broadcasts, or record your broadcast for others to view later.

  • Julie July 1, 2008, 8:51 pm


    I did try flickr, but it didn’t work. It let me upload a 110mb file and then told me that it wouldn’t convert. I later learned that flickr only accepts very short videos.

    I’d not heard of the site you mentioned. I’ll be sure and check it out!

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