Metacafe is a file sharing software that has a single purpose: to entertain its viewers. Share videos, games, images, and basically anything you want over the Internet.
Simple installation with required registration and intuitive environment
At first glance, this software might remind you of StumbleUpon, at least when it comes to the principle. While you have to use a browser to access StumbleUpon, this tool only requires installation. The actual setup process is not an issue, yet you are required to create a Metacafe account, which you have to confirm by visiting your e-mail account.
The interface of Metacafe is pretty simple to understand, and it is built with three columns, which grants users a simple means of accessing all available options.
Choose preferences and receive recommendations
To be more precise, in the first tab you can access your preferred categories, and there is also a link to a section called Content Settings where you can specify the type of materials you are interested in, be it videos, images, or games. You also have access to other categories such as articles, stories, riddles, links, and animations, as well as the Family Filter option to make sure youngsters do not accidentally get exposed to adult content.
According to your configuration and selected countries, Metacafe provides you with content you may be interested in, on a regular basis (the first ones have the highest rating). In the second column you can select the content Metacafe has chosen for you, and in the third tab you can actually visualize the respective materials.
Use a full screen option and download items
In addition, all users can upload, rate and comment on each piece of entertainment, save favorite content, and there is also a full screen option available (called TV Mode).
What sets it apart from other similar software is the fact that Metacafe searches and downloads content in the background, without you even noticing this.
Performance and conclusion
The amount of resources necessary is quite low at all times, thus ensuring that your computer's performance is not going to be affected in any situation. The response time is quite good, the interface is intuitive and our tests did not yield any errors, crashes or freezes.
With all these considered, you are bound to like testing Metacafe, as well as the vast community it has built. If you want a different kind of entertainment gateway, then start with Metacafe.