Microsoft enters user generated video race

    September 20, 2006

Microsoft has launched user-generated video content area Soapbox, in beta, on the MSN Video site (again a bit late bill) .

Microsoft’s Soapbox on MSN Video site aims to compete with already established Youtube, and Reever. Soapbox as of now will not have any advertisements.

Users will be able to watch videos together via Windows Live Messenger, and Windows Live Spaces users will be able to link their videos to their profiles and control who can watch them, reports Media Post.Users can rate, comment on and tag videos, create RSS feeds, share links and embed the Soapbox player in their own sites or blogs. There’s a 100-megabyte upload limit, but none on video length or number of videos users can upload; videos can be full-screen size.


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