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Flickr opens video for all, and HD video for Pro users March 3, 2009

Posted by andre in Internet & Communities, Multimedia.
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Flickr, while known as one of the main picture hubs on the web, is also a pretty nice place to share videos. Until now, though, that option has only been available to users with “Pro” paid accounts. Today, that changes as the service opens up video uploads to all users while granting Pro members the ability to go high definition with their video uploads.

If you’re wondering why you might use Flickr for videos as opposed to YouTube or Vimeo or any of the other established video sites, Flickr thinks about its offering a bit differently. Because videos are limited to 90 seconds, the service thinks of them more as “long photos,” as it points out in its blog post today. And videos on Flickr tend to be more personal or quirky and have less “viral” aspirations than videos on the high-traffic video sites. […]

via Flickr opens video for all, and HD video for Pro users » VentureBeat



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