YouTube Vs. Google Video Vs. Revver

The idea here is that you have to press play on the following videos (in vertical order) so that they all stream to you at the same time. You may need to adjust the volume on each respective network, though. Press play on the top (YouTube) video, then immediately press play on the second (Google Video), and then press play on the third (Revver). Bam, bam, bam – and you should see ’em playing back simultaneously.

And if you think this sounds crazy, you gotta see my Soapbox vs. YouTube vs. vs. Vimeo. vs. Jumpcut vs. vs. Metacafe vs. Revver vs. iFilm shootout after you’re done watching the following video brawl.

For now, on this page, make sure you scroll down far enough so that you can see all three videos on your screen at the same time, then press the play button for each video. This will only “work” if you play these videos on the same page together:

Because of inconsistent timing issues, each time you try this, you should see / hear slightly different results. My secondary interest lies in how many people view the video from the respective video hosting networks (though I believe that YouTube will draw the most eyeballs, Revver the most revenue, and Google the least everything). And if three videos isn’t enough for you, I’ve slapped nine video networks together, too.

To put this series of videos on your own blog or MySpace, copy and paste the following code into your page:

163 thoughts on “YouTube Vs. Google Video Vs. Revver”

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  15. Wow.

    What a great use of the various sites. I imagine we’ll see some copy cats from this, if not across services, at least on the same service.

    A great idea, I’m looking forward to seeing the stats on these in a week or two.

  16. Very funny stuff! Greg at Google played the most consistently. Peter and Bobby at Google and Revver were pretty stop and go, though.

  17. This is exactly why I think you are amazing. People like you make the public education system look like a joke (because they don’t inspire this type of genius). Thanks for the laughs and the inspirational creativity.

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  19. Chris, this is funniest thing that I’ve seen in weeks! So you’re guessing that revenue from revver will be the highest? Is that because they’re built from the ground-up to create revenue?

  20. YouTube loaded fastest and played consistently. Google video was choppy and ended last. Revver had the best picture, but was slower to load than YT. And the bit was about 20 seconds too long. :-)

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  22. I would give my left arm to know how much he is going to make from the revver one. This is just a stunt to get the revenue up on the last video. Brilliant!

  23. Hehe, the best part about that is the Google video stopped playing around 3 seconds into it. :) So you have top Chris and bottom Chris fighting and Chris in the middle staying frozen.

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  25. cool!

    ok, now do the brady bunch opening sequence … it should work if you let them all download first before playing

  26. Heya Chris,

    I came to your blog, after viewing your Wiki via old G4 Hosts, and man
    I miss you man, and the old Call For Help days :(

    That was wickly FUNNY!, keep it up :)

  27. I am a friend of the Scobles recovering from surgery and this advanced my recovery weeks! That was hilarious. The funniest was when you were looking down from UTube and up from Revver while Google was still loading!

  28. Google owns YouTube….literally!
    Nice work, even though revver didn’t come up. Guess it’s not as good as the other two.

  29. I absolutely LOVED it :)
    And for all the need a brain to appreciate imaginative stuff like this!

  30. I first ‘met’ Chris way back in the ’90’s when I subscribed to his little newsletter. I must say, he’s come a long way!

    This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen!!!

  31. Very funny concept. I have 5mgb service so everything loaded and played flawlessly. I was impressed by the video quality of all 3. I laughed my butt off. The dog ran off with my butt afterwards.

  32. since starting my dance blog a while ago,, i’ve been told one of the best things to do is start them all up at once, resulting in a cacophony of pop music and an orgy of dancing

  33. Google Video clearly played the best. YouTube stuttered and buffered and was only 25s in when Google finished. Revver a little better but not much.

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  39. What I know now, is, that Google sux. Both Youtube and Revver videos are easy to watch and were downloaded fast. Google took minutes and needs about 5 seconds per frame.

    Excuse my bad english.

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  42. I am trying to link all my youtube videos so that when one finishes, another will start. Does anyone know how it can be done?


  43. Yeah, I like this. Well I had not heard about Revver before, and it did not win either. I watch videos just at youtube- actually I just don’t like the design of google video :P

  44. was looking at the top (in the revver video) and looking in the top/bottom (in the google video) was so frequently necessary? i mean it was a good idea to know the layout of the page while recording the videos, and act accordingly by looking up and/or down, but it was waaaay overdone.

  45. Before google bribed Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, and Chad Hurley Youtube was way better. Now google owns both except they keep messing up Youtube in every way they can so my vote is for Veoh.

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