flickr Wants To Be The New YouTubeApr 8th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: Streaming Video, Video
Video on flickr just got official – at least if you consider an announcement by puppets to be official.
The service is limited to pro accounts and videos are limited in length to 90 seconds. Here’s what flickr has to say about the 90 second limit:
Video on Flickr grew out of the idea of â€œlong photosâ€ and as such, weâ€™ve implemented what might seem like an arbitrary limit of playing back the first 90 seconds of a video. 90 seconds?
Weâ€™re not trying to limit your artistic freedom, weâ€™re trying something new. Everyone has endured that wedding video, where even the bride will fast-forward to the â€œgood bit.â€ In fact, even Tara at FlickrHQ hasnâ€™t made it past the first 90 seconds of her own wedding video.
It’s hard to say who this is targeting; it looks like flickr may be getting their feet wet before doing a larger roll-out that is more competitive.
What do you think? Are you going to use flickr video?