Which is better it depends on user’s priorities, but a month ago I found really awesome video search engine. I can audaciously say the best one. It’s fast and efficient, but above all it has some pretty unique features. Here they are.
The best feature of VideoSurf I see in the ability to jump easily from different video portals (YouTube, Vimeo, Spike, MySpace…). In the left navigation bar you can select “video sources” and that way you can search movies only from particular website (for example, only YouTube), select more than one or search from all (about 30 video websites), just a little bit different from the list of top 30 video communities.
In the first moment I thought this video search engine displays series of different clips horizontally next to one another. Actually, a list of searched movies goes vertically. Horizontally it displays frames of the same video so you can visually navigate through videos’s frames (hovering your mouse over each frame) and find a specific scene. That way you can jump into scene. Further, when you start watching the video you can still jump to any frame in the clip. Pretty awesome.
Further you can refine the search results through categories and content type (slideshows, full episodes, web series or trailers).
As a top video search engine I certainly can add well established truveo with most visitors in this market, but now VideoSurf I see as a better way to search for video clips with their search engine based on visual identification, rather than text alone.