Veoh claims to have free online movies and TV shows but it’s a mess of a site. The clips are all short 2-3 minute snippets of shows or parts of movies. There is some full-length content on the site but the thumbnail is no help. Searching for the movie Die Hard I got 545 results. Narrowing that to clips over 60 minutes I got 5 videos, none of which was the movie Die Hard.
Part of the issue with Veoh is that in addition to “Movies and TV Shows” it allows anyone to upload their video clips. Much like YouTube, however the implementation is not good and difficult
You can upload your video and Veoh will convert it. The conversion quality is just so-so. The most annoying this is the abundance of ads. Pre roll and post-roll and BIG mid stream roll over ads.. not to mention ads running all up and down the sides of the page. Listen, I understand ad support, but limit it to ONE ad per clip!
With a Veoh clip you can link to it, embed it and also download it, which is something I wish YouTube would make available.
You can upload any length video in any format, Veoh will convert it.
Veoh is pretty straightforward to use… it’s just… ugly.
Support is done mainly via FAQ page and through the forum, which is a ghost town.
Veoh at a Glance
|Santa Monica, California||Founded 2009|
|Hey V, help out with some love|
Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page
Veoh is a media service allowing users to find and watch major studio content, independent productions and user-generated content with a social twist.
Veoh gives you free access to all TV and film studio content, independent productions, and user-generated videos on the Web.
They are also an open platform for content publishers of all sizes and sophistication who want to reach tomorrow’s television audience.
The Veoh.com site allows viewers to watch streaming web video from across the Web including via their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
|Distribution:||YouTube Sync, and hooks into Smart TVs and Roku|
|Bandwidth:||50 videos – 40 GB – $99/mo, 200 videos – 100 GB – $199/mo, 500 videos – 250 GB – $499/mo|
|Conversion Features:||Upload your file and Brightcove takes care of the rest converting it into multiple bitstreams|
|Branding:||White label player avail in $199/mo plan|
|Ease of Use:||Basics are easy to master and Brightcove has taken a complex process and streamlined it. The learning center gets up up and running quickly|