Flickr Video

To compare Flickr video versus YouTube, I uploaded the same video from last week to Flickr. During the process I learned that Flickr only allows clips to be 90 seconds long, and 150 MB in length. This made the upload process an ordeal, because I had to edit out 10 seconds of footage, and then convert the resulting ~300 MB avi file to a more compressed format (I used Super to convert the file to a 14 MB H.264 mov file). The YouTube uploader was smart enough to encode the video as it was being uploaded.

On my system, the Flickr video had better color and detail, but playback was choppy. Here are the results, so that you may judge on your own machine.

Flickr

YouTube

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