Coub Turns YouTube Into Vine

May 31, 2013 | Andy Cush

As you may have noticed, we like Vine. We like it a lot. So much so that I’m inclined to tell you about Coub, a (terribly named) service that isn’t Vine, but behaves a lot like it. On Vine, users shoot six-second looping videos that they can share across social networks. On Coub, users make ten-second loops from YouTube or Vimeo videos (or their own, uploaded work) that they can share across social networks.

After a few minutes playing around, the most obvious drawback is that making a Coub (really, Coub?) takes a really long time. Uploading a video to the service takes a few minutes, as does processing your loop after you’ve finished. Other than that, it’s a lot of fun. Here’s one I made of a child describing just how much she enjoys breast milk: