Zudeo is a new online service, that allows users to upload, share and download video files.
How is that different to the famous YouTube’s service?
YouTube offers video files in the Flash Video format (.flv). These files usually have a limited size (less than 10mb), so they can be easily downloaded even when bandwidth is not abundant. Moreover .flv files can be embedded and viewed inside a web browser, which is more user-friendly than launching an external media player application. YouTube’s videos are also streamed to the client, in a way that they can be played before a completed download. The drawback of .flv files is that they have a low-resolution, and thus offer poor quality.
Zudeo service intends to offer high-definition videos. The client application is based on Azureus. Video files can be downloaded and shared by multiple users, as well as seeded by the Zudeo servers. This may not be good news for “office” people or public computer users, as they need an extra application installed with permission to access the Internet.
It wouldn’t be appropriate to criticise Zudeo’s Web site capabilities at this moment, as it is still in beta development.
In conclusion, is Zudeo a better service than YouTube?
As explained above, they serve different purposes.
Zudeo offers high-quality video files, while YouTube low-quality, speedy and more accessible files.