When I first saw the Vpod.tv homepage I thought I was seeing a Joost light version on the web. A fullscreen video of the infamous nunchuck guy was shown followed by several others. A menu appeared when I moved the mouse cursor over the lower region of the website showing the next videos in line giving me some options to switch channels, skip videos and to open a secondary menu with more options.
The real beauty of this approach is that videos are played non stop. The interface is really slick and does not need to hide itself behind that of services like Joost or Bablegum. Several categories exist like Comedy, Sports and Animation to name a few.
Videos that are available at the moment should last for some time. I was not able to find information about updates on the site. The real beauty of the system is that everyone who registers may create his own video channels and share them on his website. Every user gets 600 megabytes of content which is great for video blogs for instance.
The site seems to have been relaunched in 2012 which may explain why the video player and content is no longer available. It is not clear if the site operators just forgot to re-add the content, or if it has been taken down on purpose.
Update: The video platform does not seem to be available anymore. When you open the main page of the service you only get a product related home page where the company informs you about their products. The products are video related, but there does not appear to be an option anymore to load a video player to play videos using the slick client interface that the company launched back in 2007. I suggest you check out Dailymotion as an alternative. It may not provide you with the same slick interface but it offers some interesting videos nevertheless.Advertisement
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.