As often as online video is called the wave of the future, it appears most users are less than happy with their options in the medium. According to a survey released last week by Parks Associates, only 16 percent of respondents reported being happy with the selection of available online video, and just 13 percent are satisfied with the price often charged for it.
The survey, of 13,000 respondents in 13 countries, found that only 21 percent of users are “generally satisfied” with the videos they have downloaded from the Internet, a number that drops to 12 percent for those who do not use P2P networks. Also, only 19 percent overall said they plan to download video in the future, and just 16 percent answered “yes” when asked if “the quality of the videos I have downloaded from the Internet is very good.”
The Parks survey refers to downloaded video, and not to streaming or embedded video.