The Motionbox video sharing service is giving away three Roku digital video players randomly to three new users who register for free Motionbox accounts before November 30, 2009. That said, why should you be excited?
Well, Motionbox is a free-to-join video sharing site where you can upload and share videos either using a simple browser-based uploader, or an express uploading program that allows you to easily copy videos right from your desktop to the site. They also provide entirely Web-based editing tools to fine-tune your videos before presenting them to the world. You can even choose with whom you share your videos, be it a group of specific users you define, or the entire Internet community. They also provide support for HD video uploading and playback in multiple formats, as well as embedding those videos elsewhere if you so choose. For those looking for professional video hosting and unlimited storage and downloading, they offer subscription-based premium hosting for small businesses and organizations. Motionbox is currently the hosting provider of choice for Shutterfly, Bebo, and AOL Video.
As for the Roku HD player, it connects your TV to the Internet (wired or wirelessly), and will soon be featuring a channel devoted solely to Motionbox video. This way, you can view your uploaded videos without everyone having to huddle around the computer screen.
To enter the contest, swing by Motionbox's site, sign up for a free account before the end of November, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Roku Giveaway," and you'll be entered to win a Roku HD Player. For more information, please check out their site.