When it comes to video discovery, the thrill of the hunt is only really fun when you're viewing more good than bad. You could scour your feeds for entertainment, but the fodder you'll file through is enough to feel like work. Tomorrow is a Friday, and we all know that you're going to mentally check out from your desk at about 1pm. With ReadWriteWeb's list of easy video aggregation services you can spend the afternoon curating your corporate videos, scouring for media clips or sharing amusing videos with friends:
1. Vodpod: This service offers users a chance to collect and share videos from popular services like YouTube as well as specialized sites like the Daily Show. Users can click a browser button to flesh out their collections and their Vodpod profiles auto-sync across all of their related domains. The Gawker Screening Room is one example of the premium Vodspot TV solution.
2. Popscreen: Popscreen allows users to import videos from a number of services via your video site username. From here you can save all of your videos from sites like Vimeo and YouTube to your Popscreen homepage and share them with friends. The fact that I could aggregate and add more than 45 ReadWriteWeb videos in under a minute makes this an easy solution for media clippings. PopScreen also lets you follow live shows from Kyte, Justin.tv. Boxee, Facebook and iPhone integration are currently in the works.
3. Yubby: Yubby allows users to search for videos via keyword and drag and drop those videos into a single embeddable player. ReadWriteWeb covered the company earlier in the month as the group that powered the backend of this year's BlogWorld site. The solution is an easy one for those looking to showcase multiple videos without having to customize a page.
4. Redux: Redux offers users a chance to share entertaining links in a channel. As we've displayed in the past, Redux can be used for more than just video; however, the autoplay TV mode makes it great for passive viewing - think Chumby but with better Twitter and Facebook integration. The site is best used for personal entertainment rather than corporate videos.
5. Magnify.net: Magnify.net offers users a chance to create and customize their own channels. Upon registration, users are given the opportunity to purchase a domain to match their channel. One of the interesting features of this site is the fact that in addition to aggregating pre-existing videos, the channel also offers a web cam capture option.
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