List of video hosting services

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Video hosting services are websites or software which allow users to distribute their video clips. Other kinds of websites such as file hosting services, image hosting services and social network services might support video sharing as an enhancement to their primary mission, but in general they are not listed here. Many services have options for private sharing and other publication options. Video hosting services can be classified into several categories, among them: user generated video sharing websites, video sharing platform / white label providers and web based video editing. Websites that are solely search engines and do not host their video content (such as Singingfish) are not included. Some services may charge a fee, but most are available for free. Some websites offer commercialization features, such as partnership programs and the ability for users to offer pay-per-view for their videos.

User generated[edit]

User generated sites mostly offer free services whereby users can upload video clips and share them with the masses. Many sites place restrictions on the file size, duration, subject matter and format of the uploaded video file. Many sites do not allow inappropriate content though each site makes judgment calls on what qualifies as inappropriate content, usually via its Terms of Service information. Some sites provide access control to adult material where the user must verify that they are of adult age. Some sites screen all their content before it is published and others approve first and use community features to filter out inappropriate content "after-the-fact."

Notable examples[edit]

Notable video hosting services
Hoster Available Language Location of main server Notes
56.com Yes Chinese  China
Archive.org Yes  United States
AfreecaTV Yes Korean  Republic of Korea
Blip.tv Yes  United States
BlogTV No  United States
Break.com Yes  United States
Buzznet Yes  United States
Comedy.com Yes  United States
Commons.wikimedia.org Yes 287 languages  United States 43,765 videos as of 4 May 2014[1]
Crackle Yes  United States
DaCast Yes English  United States
Dailymotion Yes  France
EngageMedia Yes  Germany
ExpoTV Yes  United States
Facebook Yes  United States video since 2007
Flickr Yes  United States video since 2008
Fotki Yes  Estonia
Frequency Yes  United States
Funnyordie.com Yes  United States
Funshion Yes Chinese  China
GodTube Yes  United States formerly Tangle.com
Hulu Yes  United States
islamictube Yes  UAE
Lafango Yes  United States
LeTV Yes Chinese  China
Liveleak Yes  United States
Mefeedia Yes  United States
Metacafe Yes  United States
Mevio No  United States
Myspace Yes  United States
MyVideo Yes  Germany
MUZU.TV Yes  Ireland
Nico Nico Douga Yes Japanese  Japan
OneWorldTV Yes  United States
Openfilm Yes  United States
Panopto Yes  United States
Photobucket Yes  United States
Pixorial No  United States
Rediff Yes English, Indian  Australia
ReelTime.com Yes  United States
RuTube Yes Russian  Russia
Sapo Videos Yes Portuguese  Portugal
SchoolTube Yes  United States
ScienceStage Yes  Germany
Sevenload No  Germany
SmugMug Yes  United States
Tape.tv Yes  Ireland only music videos
Trilulilu Yes Romanian  Romania
TroopTube Yes  United States
Tudou Yes Chinese  China
Tune Yes English  United States
TV UOL Yes Portuguese(Brazilian)  Brazil Over 1 million videos(January 2014)
Vbox7 Yes Bulgarian  Bulgaria
Veoh Yes  United States
Viddler Yes  United States Enterprise video hosting
Videojug Yes  United States
Videolog Yes Portuguese  United States
Vidoosh Yes  United States
Vidyard Yes  United States
Vimeo Yes  United States Privacy controls
Vuze Yes  United States
Vzaar Yes  United States
Wildscreen.tv Yes  Germany
Wistia Yes  United States
Yahoo! Video No  United Kingdom
Youku Yes Chinese  China
YouTube Yes  United States Largest and most popular
Pornographic websites
Hoster Available Language Notes
Redtube Yes
Xvideos Yes
Pornhub Yes
Offline Websites
Hoster Available Language Notes
HD share No Focus on HD videos
MaYoMo No
Revver No
Rambler Vision No Russian

White-label providers[edit]

White-label providers sell the technology to various parties that allow them to create the services of the aforementioned "User Generated Video Sharing" websites with the client's brand. Just as Akamai and other companies host and manage video/image/audio for many companies, these white-labels "host video content". Many of these companies also offer their own user-generated video sharing website both for commercial purposes and to show off their platform. Websites in this category include:

Enterprise providers[edit]

Listed here are video hosting providers exclusively serving businesses wanting to share video content internally with employees or externally with customers, partners, or prospects. Features may include limiting access to authenticated users, tracking of user actions, integration with single sign-on services and a lack of the advertisements normally present on public sites. Among sites in this category are:

Open source[edit]

Web-based video editing[edit]

Web based video editing sites generally offer the "user generated video sharing" website in addition to some form of editing application. Some of these applications simply allow the user to crop a video into a smaller clip. Other services have invested much time and effort into replicating the same functionality that has previously only been available via Windows Movie Maker, iMovie and other client-side applications that run outside of a web page. Some of these applications are based in AJAX and others in Flash. Some of these websites may additionally offer downloadable editors, however this is not a desktop- but a web-based video editor list. Websites in this category include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commons:MIME type statistics