The Ultimate Guide to Online Video

UPDATE: The updated guide can be found here.

Life Goggles has reviewed all of the major video sharing websites and rated them for quality, and ease of use. What BigBrainBoy called “easily the most useful thing we’ve seen online in a long time“.
So far we’ve looked at: YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe, Soapbox, Revver, Blip, Brightcove, MyHeavy, Vimeo, AOL Uncut, MySpace, DivX Stage 6, Kewego, Yahoo Video, Vidilife, Daily Motion, Ning, Eyespot, YouAreTV, Break, OneTrueMedia, eefoof, FlixYa, MyNumo, VodPod, iFilm, Sumo, Veoh, Cuts, Gotuit, Jumpcut, MotionBox, Veoh, Grouper, Webshots, Fliqz, Lycos Mix, Mojiti, and Dabble.

There are three parts to our guide:

Video Quality Comparison

Our video comparison page currently compares the video quality of over 40 of the most popular video sharing sites.

Video Comparison Page


Video Comparison Matrix

Our Online Video Comparison Matrix quickly allows you to see what features are offered by each of the video sites and what rating we have given them for various aspects of their service.

Video Comparison Matrix


Free Ultimate Guide to Online Video eBook

Our various online reviews and ratings have been gathered together into a Free Ultimate Guide to Online Video eBook that is available for all to download. UPDATE: The updated guide can be found here or via our RSS feed.

Free Ultimate Guide to Online Video eBook
Only available via our RSS feed

More video sites are currently being added, so check back for the latest version. To be alerted when another version is released please subscribe to our RSS feed or weekly email updates.

Praise for The Ultimate Guide to Online Video

Easily the most useful thing we’ve seen online in a long time.


A well-written how-to.


An extremely handy comparison.


If you want to put your videos online and quality is an issue, you should definitely check it out.

Download Squad

An interesting comparison.

Da Vinci Planet

Good guides/reviews on a number of different video hosting sites…. worth a look.


Here’s something real interesting.

Inside Google

A nice comparison page.



7 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Online Video

  1. This guide is great! However I was really looking for information on what compression and settings to use when I export my videos. So that I give the video sharing sites the best possible starting point for conversion to flv. Any ideas?


  2. Thanks mandrake. I tend to do the best compression possible for the file size I’m willing to upload if that makes sense? I usually do a bit rate of 2.1Mbps and frames per second at 25, with a size of 720 x 576. However again, it depends if the video is going to take an hour to upload then I will compress it more.


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