I was browsing the user video forums and it struck me. I will happily sit and watch a decent hour long drama on television, I'll watch a half hour episode of a comedy and have no problems watching a good film.
But when it comes to the internet I won't even consider watching anything near as long, why?
It's not the size of the computer screen, buffering or unwatchable picture quality issues of a few years back, things are dramatically improving on that front. It's not there yet but when it is I still won't watch things like I do on the television.
For me I think because I'm not specifically on the computer to watch video's, I just do while doing other things.
With internet video becoming more legitimate I think it could be usefull to hear views and opinions on what length, quality, content etc. people are happy to watch on the internet.
I think I might be a bit impatient on this one. If I see a video is as long as 2 minutes I'll make a decision within the first 10 - 20 seconds whether to continue watching or not. If it starts good I'll watch a 3 minute clip if it's 4 - 5 minutes I'll possibly watch it but probably note it to watch when I have time. Anything closer to 10 minutes or over I'll only watch if it comes recomended.
I'm curious there what others think.