People were sharing images online for a long time before GIF animations were created. The problem was that images did not fully convey a touching or funny idea and videos simply took too long to load up for the user to quickly check out. The GIF images perfectly communicate the message in an animation without requiring a lot of loading data and while keeping things succinct.
If there is one flaw to the GIF animation format, it is the lack of audio. Internet users could surely use a new way to easily share short animations, just like the GIF animations, but with the audio. Here to offer exactly that is a new web service called Coub.
Coub is a free to use web service that lets you create and share short videos that can be up to 10 seconds long in length. You can create these videos by uploading your own videos to the website. Alternatively, you can use the URLs of videos that are present on YouTube or Vimeo. After your video has been loaded up, you can select which portion of it you want to be selected for the 10 second Coub.
After your Coub is created, you can share it with your friends or embed it on your own website for a variety of professional and/or entertainment uses.
- A user-friendly web service.
- Lets you create and share short videos.
- Maximum video length is 10 seconds.
- Lets you select short portion of uploaded local video.
- Supports videos from YouTube and Vimeo.
Check out Coub @ http://coub.com