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 Notes Yes Chinese Yes
AfreecaTV Yes Korean Yes
BlogTV Yes Yes
Buzznet Yes Yes Yes 287 languages 43,765 videos as of 4 May 2014[1]
Crackle Yes
DaCast Yes English
Dailymotion Yes
EngageMedia Yes
ExpoTV Yes
Facebook Yes video since 2007
Flickr Yes video since 2008
Fotki Yes
Frequency Yes Yes
Funshion Yes Chinese
GodTube Yes formerly
Hulu Yes
Lafango Yes
LeTV Yes Chinese
Liveleak Yes
Mefeedia Yes
Metacafe Yes
Mevio No
Myspace Yes
MyVideo Yes
Nico Nico Douga Yes Japanese
OneWorldTV Yes
Openfilm Yes
Panopto Yes
Photobucket Yes
Pixorial No Yes
RuTube Yes Russian
Sapo Videos Yes Portuguese
SchoolTube Yes
ScienceStage Yes
Sevenload No
SmugMug Yes Yes only music videos
Trilulilu Yes Romanian
TroopTube Yes
Tudou Yes Chinese
Tune Yes English
TV UOL Yes Portuguese(Brazilian) Over 1 million videos(January 2014)
Vbox7 Yes Bulgarian
Veoh Yes
Viddler Yes Enterprise video hosting
Videojug Yes
Videolog Yes Portuguese
Vidoosh Yes
Vidyard Yes
Vimeo Yes Privacy controls
Vuze Yes
Vzaar Yes Yes
Wistia Yes
Yahoo! Video No
Youku Yes Chinese
YouTube Yes Largest and most popular
Pornographic websites
Hoster Available Language Notes
Redtube Yes
Xvideos 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]


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