Video aggregator

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A video aggregator is a website that collects and organizes online videos from other sources. Video aggregation is done for different purposes, and websites take different approaches to achieve their purpose.

Some sites try to collect videos of high quality or interest for visitors to view. The collection may be made by editors or may be based on community votes. Another method is to base the collection on those videos most viewed, either at the aggregator site or at various popular video hosting sites.[1][2]

Some sites exist to allow users to collect their own sets of videos, for personal use as well as browsing and viewing by others. These sites can develop online communities around video sharing. Other sites allow users to create a personalized video playlist, for personal use as well as for browsing and viewing by others.[1]

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There are many video aggregators. Sites that are estimated to have at least 500,000 unique U.S. visitors per month include:

Video Aggregator est. Monthly
U.S. Unique Visitors
est. Monthly
Worldwide Unique Visitors
atom.com* 752,680
blip.tv 756,100 1,900,000
break.com 10,600,000 19,700,000
crackle.com 2,500,000
dailymotion.com 13,900,000 77,500,000
esnips.com 675,600
liveleak.com 1,700,000 4,000,000
metacafe.com 11,300,000 43,900,000
ovguide.com 5,805,013 13,006,948
revver.com 537,800
sevenload.com 637,500
stickam.com* 804,092
vimeo.com 10,300,000 29,700,000
veoh.com 3,300,000 10,900,000
yidio.com* 6,943,199 12,500,000
Sources: all estimates are from quantcast.com, except for sites with asterisks (*) which are from compete.com. Retrieved 10-24-2010

In 2008, VideoNuze reported that investors had provided more than $366 million in capital to certain "top" video aggregators to date.[3]

Video hosting sites, general media hosting sites, and social networking sites can perform video aggregation as a secondary function, and video aggregators can also serve to some extent as hosting and social networking services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "7 Online Video Aggregators Reviewed", Mashable, retrieved June 19, 2010
  2. ^ "The Web's Most Useful Sites, Video Aggregation Sites", by Ryan Singel, PCWorld, Dec. 20, 2006
  3. ^ "Video Aggregators Have Raised $366+ Million to Date", by Will Richmond, Video Nuze, June 5, 2008