Megavideo is a fairly new video sharing website that is aiming to replace YouTube as the leader in online video. According to the site, Megavideo wants you to stop using YouTube and instead give this new Hong Kong based video sharing website a try. Obviously they have their sights set high if they want to take on the worlds largest video sharing website but there are some pretty cool and notable features.
"We allow our partners and users to keep 100% of all advertising earnings. Your content, your money. We just charge a little fee for bandwidth and coffee" - from their site.
Here are the 10 self-proclaimed reasons to use Megavideo instead of YouTube.
- You can make money through Megavideo Rewards Program
- Premium video publishers can earn revenue through Adbrite's in-video advertisements
- Full control over video playback will let you seek video from anywhere you want
- Megavideo is available in 20 supported languages
- Several Custom video players can be used to match your blog or website
- No maximum playtime for your uploaded videos
- Easily convert videos within no more than 30 minutes
- Batch Upload videos fat and easy with resume capability
- Original video files can be downloaded if you have premium membership
- Megaupload loves you more than YouTube
Megavideo also premium membership to its users for a fee of $10 per month. Obviously the premium members receive more features... e.g. they can upload videos of file size up to 5 GB and their video requests are given priority. They are also permitted to download videos from the site and earn revenue from advertisements and the rewards program. You can visit the MegaVideo reward page to read rules about the eligibility and criteria required to claim your reward points and the money you make from it.
Joe Whyte provides and excellent detailed review about Megavideo on the search engine journal where he concludes that, "However the site can be used to gain good SEO value for videos submitted and can help generate revenue for you or the client who hired you to submit videos for them."
Thanks to Silzopedia, we know that there are many ways to download videos from Megavideo. ClipNabber which is a service that helps you download videos from YouTube, DailyMotion etc. In addition however, with ClipNabber, you can also download movies from Megavideo directly. Just put in the URL of the video you want to download and Nab it. 5 seconds of processing and you are good to go!