IndyaRocks adds widescreen video platform, a few nifty mobile features too

Kalyan Manyam, (founder of IndyaRocks), in our earlier poindyarocks videosdcast , hinted on IndyaRocks’ mobile and video aspirations; and am glad to see the first installment out of their factory.

Tomorrow IndyaRocks is announcing the launch of Widescreen videos – their video platform to upload and share video content.

What’s different about it?Why another video platform?
Apart from a few nice features (create your own playlist, play in popup), what really caught my attention is the speed. It’s damn fast and competes with the likes of Rediff’s iShare.

Also, one can upload the videos via mobile by sending the MMS to videos@indyarocks.com.

IndyaRocks has done a smart job of seed feeding the content with interesting videos. Infact, if you visit their videos section, you will atleast spend a good amount of time exploring the collection. Few videos I recommend are: Mahatma Gandhi, clips from Andaaz apna apna (on of my fav movies!), Bill Crystal @ 70th Oscars, the cool amex ad

IndyaRocks has launched a couple of cool mobile features too – Group SMS, Free SMS and M-blogging.

Give the video section a spin and do share your comments. I have a question for Kalyan – Aren’t these videos copyright protected (read the implication here)? What’s the direction do they want to go – a place for illegal copyrighted videos (like any other video site in India, and gain traction) or user generated videos?

Related: Interview with Kalyan, Podcast, iShare
tags: indyarocks, indian startups

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