Has anyone heard of the film “409”? No? Me neither, but that’s all I get when I try to visit the new MovieClips.com beta that supposedly launched today.
I could understand if the site had generated so much hype that its servers had overloaded.
I’d be annoyed, but understanding, if it had told me that I was in the wrong territory to watch films from the six Hollywood studios that have authorised them.
Getting a 409 error isn’t quite what I had in mind.
Did I cause the conflict?
Well, no matter. Perhaps it’ll be back up later, then I can search thousands of two-minute movie clips, rate and share them, and maybe even embed them on my own site.
Will it topple the might of YouTube, which now has its fair share of legitimate film clips? Possibly, if film buffs decide it’s a worthy destination and if the social networking aspects / links are up to scratch.
Take a look — MovieClips.com — and see if it works for you.