Alba Vid is yet another movie site claiming to offer high-quality video streams of the latest movies. The front page design in stark contrast to other sites is quite clean and bare and presents about 8 movies (4 featured and 4 requested).

There's quite a few movies listed, but it's not easy navigating through them because they're not categorized. So you have to go through them manually through more than 25 pages, or optionally if there's a particular movie you're looking for you can use the search to find it. There's a good mix of movies however, and while they all seem to be from within the last 10 years, you'll find a few movies from slightly earlier.

Each listing has a play movie and play trailer next to it, which is a good touch for getting a grasp of a movie's plot or whether you're interested or not. Amazingly the videos I tried actually worked - but were a little bit slow. The downside was that there was a very garrish ad situated above the video screen which really stands out. Fortunately you can always enable full screen mode and ignore the ad that way. You'll need to install the DivX codec player, since all the movies on this site seem to be hosted on VUPlayer.

The Overall Ratings for Alba Vid:
Show Diversity: (3/5)
Based on the mixture of television shows available on the site.
Loading Speed: (3/5)
The time taken to navigate the site and load videos.
Ease of Navigation: (1/5)
How easy is it to use and navigate.
Advertisements: (2/5)
Based on the annoyance level of advertisements on this site, the amount of ads, and the volatility of ads appearing on the page.
The lower the rating, the less annoying the ads are.

Total Score: 14/20

Alba Vid overall is quite nice, while it doesn't boast as large a collection as many other sites in the field of HD it does seem to have more movies that work, which I guess is more important at the end of the day. One of the main pros about this site is that it keeps things sparse and simple, and while I'm not sure if the creator did that intentionally, it's definately something they should hold on to.

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