We all know that sharing videos a few years ago was a very difficult task. We have sophisticated equipment such as camcorders, digital cameras, etc. to record videos of absolute precision and pristine quality. However, the problem occurred when these videos had to be shared with other people. This is probably where services like YouTube, MMS, etc. they burst onto the scene to solve the above problems.
As we all know, YouTube is a video sharing platform that has taken the world by storm. Obviously, one can upload videos to his YouTube account and share them with as many friends as he wants. It uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML technology to display a wide variety of video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogs and short original videos. Some smartphones can access YouTube videos, depending on the provider and data plan. YouTube Mobile was launched in June 2007. The supported protocol is RTSP.
So now what have we mentioned about VMS? What is it? How is it different from YouTube? Let’s find out.
VMS stands for Video Messaging Service. It is compatible with the Java platform and can run on any network, platform or protocol. With this high-tech product, one can transmit audiovisual communications to any mobile phone, iPhone, BlackBerry, and personal computers simultaneously. A simple SMS, which is very common in today’s world, will be able to carry an encoded audio and video message to the recipient’s device and play it instantly on the respective media player through a progressive download process (streaming). The transmission medium will be the Internet in general use. A mobile phone that has GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) activation or a PC that has Internet connectivity will be able to provide the service.
A simple reference (looks like a URL) is sent to the mobile user as an SMS. It is actually an encoded form of a video that the user does not need to search or navigate. The user can directly play that video that he receives as SMS. Therefore, the browse and search component is absolutely free. The advantage is that it is less time consuming and a specific video can be sent to the recipient instantly and seamlessly.
There is no size limitation on any video file or attachment sent through the newly invented product. You can also merge any audiovisual commercial with video content transmitted as an SMS, which means that multiple videos can be merged before transmission. Also, there is no need to download a file and waste space on your device as it runs in progressive streaming. Also, if one wants, along with the SMS, the video can also be sent to the inbox. That is not the case, you can also send any attached file in word, excel, pdf or ppt.
Now the most important difference …
In the case of VMS, this service is more specialized for mobile devices and other Internet devices and operates through a simple SMS. However, in the case of YouTube, it is a one-time upload system where others have to visit the website to view the video. Also, YouTube is not compatible with all mobile phones, while in the case of VMS, any device that supports a GPRS connection can share any video. Also, YouTube only supports the RTSP protocol, while VMS is protocol independent. This means that if your devices use the RTSP, HTTP, RTMP or MMS protocol, it will run on everything. Another big difference is that, in the case of the former, a video cannot be merged on a mobile device. That is why on the mobile device you never see any ads on YouTube, however, in the case of the latter, multiple videos can be merged and played.
So why is YouTube so popular?
YouTube has been around since 2005, while VMS is relatively new and not many people know about it. Therefore, the latter has a long way to go before it is tested and used by people all over the world. The only common theme that both technologies need is the Internet connection. Without which none of them would work.