Review: Rating and experience with the video-on-demand portal Praline-Videos.de
Which man does not know the erotic magazine Praline, which has been bought for decades in gas stations and tobacco stores by men of all ages with their heads down. With the „video on demand portal Praline-Videos.de, the publisher is responding to the changing porn clientele.
At praline-videos.de, users can find mainly erotic films from German-speaking countries. Currently, a good 8,000 films are available for download. Besides the erotic stars Sharaon da Vale, Lulu Lüstern, Markus Waxenegger and Maria Mia, many unknown amateur performers can be found due to numerous smaller video labels.
Since the Praline VoD portal runs on German servers, we were very curious to see how the provider has structured the entire concept. At first glance, we are already somewhat enthusiastic about the user-friendliness and the video variety and would like to present you our experiences and opinions in a comprehensive test report.
Opinion about the preview area of Praline-Videos.de
Somewhat surprised we noticed during our review that www.praline-videos.de is operated on a German server with a German domain. In contrast to numerous German erotic companies that have officially moved their headquarters abroad, Praline obviously takes great pains to adhere to the strict German youth protection restrictions.
In the left menu, you can search for movies in the movie categories or use the free text search function. What is really pleasant is that the category names are almost free of English-language foreign words. Erotic scene-internal English technical terms such as cumshot, squirting, gangbang, etc. are initially hidden in the FSK16 section.
In the upper area of the website you will find two menu bars with links to a help page, to the customer support and to its credit management. Effortlessly, the erotic surfer finds his way back to the start page and can list the purchased, newest and best sex movies. The „Pornstars“ link is also exciting if you are interested in various erotic actors and models.
Without youth protection gate one can look at numerous film descriptions and very clear trailers, although no sexual parts are to be seen. Somewhat harder covers and sexual expressions have been censored, which of course seems a bit ridiculous.
Many German porn movies
In our erotic site test, we noticed that an extremely high percentage of German porn labels are represented on praline-videos.de. This has the advantage that you can find an incredible amount of German porn. Primarily, of course, the porn giants Videorama, MAGMAFILM (Magma), Inflagranti, Beate Uhse, Coupe and PUAKA Video Production are included.
What is particularly exciting, however, is that films from smaller niche producers are also publishing their videos:
BB Video, Trimax, MMV (Multi Media Verlag), DBM (Dino Baumberger), Goldlight, EVS, Blitz ILLU, Altona Produktion, Baronfilm, Foxy Media, Create‑X, Donaufilm (e‑m-s), Eronite, Concrete Jungle, eroticplanet, Lovetoytest, Eromaxx, Erotic Classics, German X, Funmovies, Herzog Video, Spermastudio, Staviss, Rapport, MVW, Ribu Film, Devils Film, Daring Media, John Thompson, KLBR Produktion, Projekt 54, Popp Art, Pornorama.tv, Carmen Rivera, Maniax Media, Muschi Movie, Musketeer Media, MASTER COSTELLO, MJP, Absurdum.
Major international labels are also carried. Here are a few examples: Vivid Entertainment Group, Amateur District, Wicked Pictures, Adam and Eve, PRIVATE, Playhouse, PLEASURE, Paradise Films, Marc Dorcel, Naughty America, New Climax, New Sensations, No Respect, Digital Sin, Animerotica
Basically, you want to finally see everything and sign up „with good cheer“
Rating of the porn sites registration
If you want to register at Praline-Videos.de, click on „Get access now“ in the left menu. A page opens, where you are immediately bombarded with the payment methods and recharge amounts. You are also asked to enter your personal data.
You can pay via Pay2Go by credit card, direct debit and anonymously via Paysafecard. The payment by Paysafecard is recommended if the life partner should not get anything from the porn pleasure – At almost every gas station you can buy a prepaid credit card.
After the payment is made, the already expected parental control question came up. We find the solution very brazen: first collect the money and only then impose the annoying youth protection escapades
One has four methods to prove your age of majority:
- One can verify one’s age via webcam chat with customer service.
- One has to wait for the account to be debited on the first payment and type the PIN from the bank statement into a field.
- One waits for a letter with a PIN from Praline.
- You have to go to a post office to carry out a Postident procedure using your ID card
We tried the 1st solution with the webcam and it fails the execution. Instead of seeing the flash window, with all browsers and virus and adblock protection turned off, we only got to see a blank white page! OFF, the dream of being able to watch porn immediately. It is now a few days of abstinence and you have to click the link „I’ll do the age check later“.
It is a bit strange that variants 2 and 3 do not check age at all and the verification does not comply with the youth protection regulations. The erotic professional’s approach supports our view that the German youth protection clauses are merely wishful thinking by politicians and judges that is far removed from practice. After all, even after 10 years of practice, porn consumers have no desire at all to traipse to the post office and endure the Postident procedure. However, we don’t understand why Praline doesn’t work with AVS systems like X‑Check, Check2Go, etc. either.
Two days later, the Pay2Go booking of the account holder „INTER PUBLISH GMBH“ finally appeared on the account statement and one could enter the eight-digit code (behind INTERNET ID) into the foreseen field under „ACCOUNT PIN“!
However, despite the success message, one is redirected back to the selection window where one is supposed to do the verification. You still can’t watch FSK18 movies! The remedy is to click on „Logout“, which is located at the top of the screen. After logging in again, you are completely unlocked!
Test – Review Member Area
Once you have logged into the member area of praline-videos.de, the silly test and picture censorship is finally lifted. The design and also the menu structure is identical with the FSK16 area.
Motivated, you click and search in the categories and try out some of your own search terms. All results are listed clearly.
If you look at the film descriptions, you will find a clearly structured and user-friendly structure here as well. You immediately know where to click and can read through the German texts. The preview videos and preview images in the form of screenshots give the porn fan an incredibly good insight into the movies.
If one wants to buy a movie, two clicks are enough and a pop-up window with the embedded WMV player opens.
Community interaction of the porn fan community
Very nice and helpful is the voting and commenting function. As a member, one thus has the opportunity to actively participate in the VoD happenings on praline-videos.de. Newcomers can orient themselves faster and easier due to the star ratings. „Old hands“ avoid each other’s bad purchases. However, one should keep in mind that the username is displayed under the comment.
Unfortunately, the movies from praline-videos.de are only offered in WMV format and also with DRM copy protection. This narrow minded way of thinking locks out the Linux and Apple MAC community and can only be viewed on Microsoft Windows systems. Fortunately, at least on the MAC, playing the stream works if you install the Microsoft plug-in Flip4Mac. In our test, however, it was not possible to enlarge the movie to full screen via Flip4Mac.
Some customers may not be satisfied with the exclusive option of only being able to watch the movies as a stream. The license models DTO (download to own) or DTR (download to rent) are not offered at the expense of the video quality.
The only thing we really miss is an advanced search that allows you to search in more detail, for example, by label, model appearance, etc. The virtual rental fee is pretty steep, but there are really great movies to be found.
Opinions on site structure & design
As already mentioned, we like the intuitive structure of praline-videos.de. Unadorned, almost ad-free and equipped with clear links, the VoD portal will not cause any problems even for Internet newbies
The annoying youth protection, the picture censors and also the stupid asterisks in the video titles are now legally required, but the entire age verification concept is cleverly solved.
Color-wise, we like the bright, white-grey-yellow design quite a bit. It is easy on the eyes and facilitates research on the erotic site.
By the way, Praline-Videos.de also offers so-called white label pages (also called mirror or satellite pages). Under these domains you can find, among others, the identical data stock: blitz-illu.de, moviegroup.tv, coupe-videos.de, schluesselloch.de, magmavideos.de, hotjoy-video.tv, blitzvideos.de, wochenend-videos.de, heisse-videos.de etc.
Experience with subscription cancellation
Praline-videos.de does not offer any subscriptions. Also, cost traps are not to be feared. If you want to cancel your Praline account, simply contact the very accessible support via the contact form.
Review verdict & conclusion of the Praline-videos.de test report
Even though praline-videos.de only offers 24-hour streaming movies, this video-on-demand portal occupies a special position: In addition to the classic major video labels, numerous smaller, German-language porn labels are represented here
Thus, you can find a huge German porn archive with a large amateur share. Another big advantage is the complete German language in the categories, video titles and porn movie descriptions
The site structure is easy to understand and the design is bright and easy on the eyes. Thanks to the preview images and videos, you can see very clearly what is offered in the erotic movies. However, MAC and Linux users need a WMV browser plugin for the streams.
In summary, however, we rate this project rather mediocre compared to other VoD portals. Erotik.com and Aebn.com are considerably better.Visit Praline-videos.com
|Country of operator:|
|Cost:||Billing per film|
|5.99 € / 24 hours|
|6.99 € / 24 hours|
|Test / Demo – Access:||yes|
|Payment methods:||Credit card, direct debit, Paysafecard|
|Photos / Images:|
|Quantity:||0 porn images|
|Image Gallery Control:||-|
|Count:||8,000 porn movies|
|Ø Resolution:||640×480 to High Definition|
|Ø Length:||60 minutes|
|Ø DL-Speed:||4,000 kB/sec|
|DRM copy protection:||yes|
Test report summary for Praline-videos.de
A good video-on-demand portal
Praline-videos.de is one of the first German VoD portals. It is a lot of fun to browse for German porn. A bit annoying are the parental controls, the WMV format and the DRM copy protection.
Image quality – 80%
Video quality – 80%
Sound quality – 80%
Exclusivity – 50%
Models – 100%
Authentic emotions – 80%
Variety – 100%
Extraordinary – 100%
Content quantity – 50%
Fairness – 83%
Promises / Reality – 100%
Sexual stimulation – 100%
Design – 100%
Navigation – 100%
Preview area (Tour pages) – 83%
Updates – 100%
Loading speed – 100%
Costs – 50%
Price-performance ratio – 50%
Payment – 100%
Price transparency – 100%
Advertising / Spam – 100%
Subscription cancellation – 99%
Overall impression – 50%
User Review( vote)
- Mainly German erotic movies
- Porn also in HD (high definition)
- Market awareness: Praline magazine
- Possibility of ratings
- German language
- Age verification after payment
- Youth protection basically ineffective
- WMV-Fomat with DRM – copy protection
- Stream make problems with a MAC
- Videos only 24 hrs & stream only