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TVibes review: Choose the audience for your personal mobile TV station

J.R. Bookwalter | July 29, 2015
Social media services have come up with a lot of clever ways to share photos, but the process of uploading, tagging, and posting videos has been a bit more daunting. Whether it's lack of storage capacity, no budget for cloud storage, or limited bandwidth, there's a lot of room for improvement in this space.

One feature with potential is the ability to shoot videos directly inside the app without taking up space in your Camera Roll (there's a setting to enable this option, should you want it). Unfortunately, recording is done at a resolution of 480 by 360 pixels-- a far cry from high definition. Uploaded videos are given equally poor treatment, which explains how the app seems to bend the laws of space and time while adding new content.

There are no storage limitations, although I wouldn't recommend the app for archival purposes. The developers call it "VOD (video-on-demand) for your life," but limited to low-quality playback for iPhone or Android smartphone owners with a Facebook account, your potential audience is smaller than you might think.

Bottom line

TVibes has the right idea when it comes to streamlining how we share mobile video, but hamstrings the process nearly every step of the way.

 

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