Flickr video vs YouTube

It’s my birthday today, and one of my presents was a Flickr subscription. How cool is that?! 🙂

There’s lots that I want to play with, but my first experiment with Flickr was to upload the same AVI video file that I uploaded to YouTube last week. I was curious to see the difference in picture quality between the two.

I’ve embedded them both below so you can see for yourself. This isn’t meant to be a representative or scientific test, but as first impressions go, I much prefer Flickr video. The interface feels cleaner, and the video quality is better.



Flickr has more restrictions – they limit users to much shorter length videos, smaller video filesizes, and only paid users may upload. Is it just that they can afford the higher video quality?

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