[kuːb]. Rhymes with boob.
Right now, Coub can import videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, DailyMotion, Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki. You can also upload your own footage if you want.
No. In short, coub is not a file format, it's a looped video which can be set to music. Coubs take less time to process than GIFs, are HD quality, and coubs show the video and audio sources, thus keeping you aware of the content's origins.
A channel is a place where you collect all your coubs and recoubs. You can set up as many channels as you want under one account.
Coub of the Day is the crowning achievement for any Coub user. It's chosen by our editors, factoring in likes and shares. It's posted to the feed of everyone who follows Coub Of The Day, and that's almost every user.
Liking is tied to the channel you're in now. If you want to like from a different channel, switch by clicking the change channel button at the top of the page.
If you want to share a coub with your Coub friends, recoub it. If you want to share it on social networks, you'll find all sorts of sharing options under each coub: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc. You can also embed coubs on your blog or website, here's how
Coub is a discovery portal. Under each coub there's a link back to the original video, except if the user has uploaded the video from their computer or phone.