It’s part of a re-branding exercise to turn itself into a video portal, presumably trying to rival YouTube along with everyone else who’s getting into online video.
Unlike YouTube, though, which has about a ten-minute limit on the length of videos, Lycos Cinema will offer feature length films. By the start of 2007, any idiot will be able to upload hours upon hours of footage of themselves lip-syncing or getting run over…
One thing that is sure to limit Lycos Cinema’s success, though, is the following message i read at their site:
To experience Lycos Cinema, you need a PC running Windows with Internet Explorer 6+, Windows Media Player 10, and Adobe Flash Player 8.