Video Website Datasheets #6: Revver

February 7, 2008

Vista busy cursor By special request I have made Revver.com my next target for technical analysis. I had started going through the list in alphabetical order but ruled out Break.com and Broadcaster.com on the grounds that they appear to push adult material. Clickcaster has also been overlooked because it is not free other than for trial purposes.

So to Revver. Subjectively the results are pleasing, broadly on a par with vimeo. Revver is known for its revenue sharing model based on inserted ads.


A. Output Quality

File Format: flv (Flash video)

Video Codec: On2 VP6

Video Resolution: 480 x 360

Video Bitrate: 447 kbps

Max. GOP: 120 frames

Frame-rate: as source

Always re-encoded: yes

Audio Format: MPEG-1 Audio layer 3 (mp3)

Audio Channels: stereo

Audio Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz

Audio Resolution: 16 bit

B. Input Flexibility

Input File Formats/Codecs include: MOV, MPEG, MPG, MP4, WMV, ASF, AVI (including DIVX).

Max. Video Length: none, but minimum of 4 seconds to accommodate ads.

Max. File Size: 100Mb maximum.

C. Comments

  • Not a lot to say. A good overall compromise within the usual constraints and hard to fault. Similar to vimeo.

Summary of just the key data affecting video quality for all websites analysed can be found here.

For all Video Datasheet posts click here.

For once Vodpod let me down and wouldn’t embed the Revver video for me, but you can see it on the Revver site here.

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