Now vendors say people are buying videos that show the true devastation caused by the storm that left 71,000 dead or missing.
Having glimpsed the 50-cent video himself, he says he couldn't bear to watch the entire thing.
'We started selling these yesterday. Some of the videos are sold out. But I couldn't finish watching this. I felt so sorry for the victims, and it was so scary,' he said.
The videos show the ruins of hard-hit townships like Pyinsalu, Labutta and Bogalay at the mouth of the
Some senior military officers and soldiers are shown delivering food and water to desperate villagers.
Another video shows thousands of victims crammed into a Buddhist pagoda in Labutta asking for food.
'My child and I, we are the only two people left,' one crying woman says on the video.
'The rest of our family died. How can I comfort myself?' -- AFP