Starting today, a shift to offering HD video in Embeddable form starts from the biggest online video providers in competition to YouTube. the first big competitor in place to the race is Dailymotion, the online video provider most remember as the way to go before Hulu existed and that later on when the Oline Video Copyright fallout happened decided to concentrate their efforts in being the first option for the European market.
Dailymotion now is offering HD Video in a Embeddable form but the first impressions are not really good. the bandwith burning is taking a toll more on their side that in the users side and the so called HD Video is being touted as Good Resolution and Very Good Resolution. i agree with these sentiments.
then you have to add the fact that there is no true premium content in HD they can offer to show as a compensation for this shortcomings and the situation turns even worse.
Mybe it is the fact that users can easily compare what a HD video in embeddable forms looks like thanks to Vimeo HD?. and while Vimeo HD donÂ´t has premium content it does have a great community, great platform and a great video player design. so good that now more and more new Vimeo users are break the terms of services of the sites because they want to have premium content in Vimeo Video Players.
You can have a look at it here:
But given the fact that Vimeo is still a smaller operation compared to daily motin, the growing goes are not as severe and the limitations brought by offering HD video also donÂ´t affect their platform. credit must then be given to Dailymotion for stepping up and being the first mayor provider in offering the option.
I do think they have a good shot to improve and thirve faster because of this. because it is costing them a hard time to upgrade to HD. just imagine how hard it will result to YouTube to try to follow into HD. even with Google Back up.