Comparison of video hosting services

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of current, notable video hosting services. Please see the individual products' articles for further information.

General information[edit]

Basic general information about the hosts: creator/company, license/price etc.

Service Owner Launched Content license Ads # videos (millions) Views per day (millions) Main server location Prohibits pornography Multilingual Ad revenue sharing Video download-
able
Registration needed
Aparat Saba Idea 2011 own TOS Yes >48[1] > 6[2]  Iran Yes No Yes Yes Yes
BitChute Bit Chute Limited [3] 2017 own TOS No Un­known ~0.8 [4]  United Kingdom Yes No Yes [5] some videos downloadable No
Dailymotion Vivendi March 15, 2005 own TOS Yes >65[6] ~60  France Yes Yes Yes No[7] Yes
EngageMedia EngageMedia March 2005 Creative Commons No >0.008 Un­known  Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flickr SmugMug 2004 own TOS Yes >1.2[8] Un­known  United States Yes Yes No No Yes
Globo Video Grupo Globo 2002 Un­known Yes >5.1[9] Un­known  Brazil Yes No Un­known No Yes
Godtube Salem Media Group 2006 Un­known No >0.223[10] Un­known  United States Yes No No No Yes
Internet Archive Internet Archive 1996 own TOS No >8.2[11] Un­known  United States Un­known Un­known Yes Yes
MetaCDN
2012 TOS No Un­known Un­known  Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Niconico Kadokawa Dwango December 12, 2006 own TOS Yes >17.5[12] Un­known  Japan Yes Yes No No Yes
Odysee LBRY 2015 own TOS Yes >10[13] Un­known  United States Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PeerTube Framasoft 2018 Un­known No >0.380[14] Un­known  France No Yes No Yes Yes
QQ Video Tencent own TOS Yes >17.1[15] Un­known  China Yes Yes Yes Un­known
Rumble (website) Rumble Inc. 2013 own TOS Yes Un­known Un­known  Canada Yes No Yes No Yes
Rutube Gazprom-Media 2006 own TOS Yes >1.49[16] >1.1  Russian Federation Yes No Yes Yes Yes
SAPO Vídeos Altice Un­known Yes >0.883[17] Un­known  Portugal Yes No No No
Tudou Alibaba Group April 15, 2005 own TOS Yes >0.0129[18] 55[19]  China Yes Un­known Un­known Yes, with official tool only
Vimeo Vimeo Holdings November 2004 own TOS, optional Creative Commons No >18.2[20] Un­known  United States Yes Yes[21] Un­known some videos downloadable [22] Yes
Youku Alibaba Group 2006 own TOS Yes >9.08[23] >150[24]  China Yes Un­known Un­known With official tool only
YouTube Alphabet February 15, 2005 own TOS, optional Creative Commons Yes (No for YouTube Premium users)[25] >8,530[26] 7,000[27]  United States Yes Yes Yes Officially “Selected Videos Only”. However, third-party programs will download videos for free.[28] Yes

Supported input file formats[edit]

Service MPEG MOV WMV AVI MKV MP4 MOD RA RAM ASF Ogg 3GP QT WebM Audio Other
Aparat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
BitChute[29] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes [29]
Dailymotion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes No No ?
EngageMedia Yes[30] Yes[30] Yes[30] Yes[30] Yes Yes[30] ? No No Yes Yes[30] Yes[30] Yes Yes Yes ?
Flickr[31] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? No Yes ?
Godtube Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
Internet Archive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Any
MetaCDN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Niconico[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No [33]
PeerTube[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [34]
Putfile[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ASX, 3G2
Rumble[35] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No Yes ? M4V, ASX
RuTube Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No FLV
Tudou[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No FLV, M4V
Veoh Yes Yes Yes[32] Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ?
VIXY[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [36]
Vimeo[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [36]
Youku[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No FLV
YouTube[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No [37]
Service MPEG MOV WMV AVI MKV MP4 MOD RA RAM ASF Ogg 3GP QT WebM Audio Other

Streaming video technical information[edit]

Service Video Player Streaming Video Format Max size (MB) Max time (min) Resolution (max) Video bitrate (kbit) Audio bitrate (kbit) Stereo sound 3D capable 60 FPS support
BitChute HTML5 H.264 2,048 ? 854×480 ? ? Yes No Yes
Dailymotion HTML5[38] Ogg Theora/Vorbis or H.264, Sorenson codec 2,048[39] 720[40] 4,096×2160 ? 96~192 Yes ? Yes
EngageMedia HTML5 or Flash H.264 unlimited unlimited 400×320 260 kbit/s 25 frame/s, mencoder mp3 CBR 64.0 kbit/s lavc codec No ? ?
Facebook Live HTML5 ? 4,096 120[41] 1,280×720 ? ? ? ? Yes
Flickr HTML5 or Flash ? 1,024[42] 3[42] 1,920×1080[43] ? ? Yes ? ?
Globo Video HTML5 or Flash Sorenson codec, H.264 Download unlimited unlimited 480×360 420 kbit/s 29.97frame/s mp3 96 kbit/s Yes ? ?
Godtube HTML5 or Flash H.264 500 854×480 variable 128 Yes No No
Internet Archive HTML5 or Flash Ogg Theora/Vorbis unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes ? Yes
MetaCDN HTML5 or Flash H.264, MPEG-4 and RTMP unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes Yes Yes
Niconico HTML5[44] H.264, On2 VP6 3,000[45] 360[45] 4,096×2160[45] unlimited[46] 64~192 kbit/s[45] Yes ? Yes[45]
PeerTube HTML5 H.264 8,000, can be changed by admins unlimited 4,096×2160 variable 384 kbit/s Yes No Yes
Rumble HTML5 ? 15,000 720 4,096×2160 ? ? ? ? ?
RuTube HTML5 or Flash H.264 10,000 300 1,280×720 3,600 kbit/s, 25 frames/s 128 kbps Yes No No
VIXY HTML5 or Flash H.264, 3GP, WebM, MP4 unlimited unlimited 1,280×720 variable, average 1600, max 5000 128 Yes Yes Yes
Vimeo[47] HTML5[48] H.264,[49] AV1[50] 500 (Basic)
Higher with paid plans[51]
unlimited 4,096×2160[47] variable 320 Yes Yes Yes
Youku HTML5 or Flash On2 VP6 1,024[52] unlimited ? ? ? Yes ? ?
YouTube HTML5 H.264, VP9, AV1 128,000 for verified users [53] 15 (default), 720 (verified)[53] 7,680×4320 variable 64~192 Yes Yes Yes
Service Video Player Streaming Video Format Max size (MB) Max time (min) Resolution Video bitrate (kbit) Audio bitrate (kbit) Stereo sound 3D capable 60 FPS support

Site traffic[edit]

Specifically dedicated video hosting websites[edit]

Alexa global rankings as of 1 September 2022:
Name Language Similarweb traffic rank
AcFun Mandarin 2,698
Aparat Persian 181
Bigo English 13,510
Bilibili Mandarin 27
BitChute English 2,382
Dailymotion Multilingual 411
DLive Multilingual 26,761
Godtube English 72,780
IQiyi Mandarin 691
Niconico Japanese 165
Odysee Multilingual 2,760
Rumble English 800
Rutube Russian 1,389
SchoolTube English 288,015
Tudou Mandarin 20,521
Twitch* Multilingual 38
VBOX7 Bulgarian 17,259
Veoh Multilingual 60,063
Vimeo Multilingual 615
Youku Mandarin 964
YouNow Multilingual 47,997
YouTube Multilingual 2
* Website predominantly hosts live streaming video.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "* site:aparat.com/v/ - Google Search". www.google.com. Google Search. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  2. ^ Azali, MohammadReza (2016-02-06). "Aparat Is the Next Big Thing in Iran". TechRasa. Archived from the original on 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-01-22.
  3. ^ "*site:bitchute.com". Bitchute Limited. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "*site:trackalytics.com". TRACKALYTICS. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "*site:bitchute.com". Bitchute Limited. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "* site:dailymotion.com/video/". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Dailymotion legal terms". Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  8. ^ "Search: video". SmugMug. 29 January 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "* site:globoplay.globo.com/v/". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "* site:godtube.com/watch/?v=". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Internet Archive Search: mediatype:(movies)". Internet Archive. Retrieved July 5, 2022.
  12. ^ "* site:nicovideo.jp/watch/". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Bookman, Todd (19 April 2021). "From Cooking Videos to QAnon, N.H.-Based Video Platform Attracts Users Banned Elsewhere". NHPR. Archived from the original on 19 April 2021.
  14. ^ "* site:instances.joinpeertube.org/instances/". Framasoft. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  15. ^ "* site:v.qq.com/x/page/". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  16. ^ "* site:rutube.ru/video/". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  17. ^ "* site:videos.sapo.pt/". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "* site:video.tudou.com/v/". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  19. ^ For more info, see " Tudou now bigger than YouTube?" Archived 2017-11-05 at the Wayback Machine Shanghaiist, October 11, 2007.
  20. ^ "* site:vimeo.com/*". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  21. ^ English, Spanish, French, German
  22. ^ can't find the "download video" button?. vimeo.com.
  23. ^ "* site:v.youku.com/v_show/". Google Search. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  24. ^ For more info, see "About Youku"
  25. ^ Users may choose to enable or disable ads. Automatically enabled when video is identified as third-party content.
  26. ^ "* site:youtube.com/watch?v=". Google Search. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
  27. ^ "4B Vs. 7B: Can Facebook Overtake YouTube As No. 1 For Video Views And Advertisers?". Forbes.
  28. ^ Many external services exist to download YouTube videos, but none are officially sanctioned by YouTube. Some Presidential videos allow MP4 downloading.
  29. ^ a b "*site:bitchute.com". Bitchute Limited. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  30. ^ a b c d e f g converts to Flash, original available
  31. ^ "Supported video file formats in Flickr". Yahoo / Flickr Help. March 6, 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Uploading video's to VIXY (source guide)". help.vixyvideo.com. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  33. ^ DivX, H.263, H.264, FLV, Xvid
  34. ^ DivX, H.263, H.264, FLV, Xvid, NUT, M4V, ASX, 3G2
  35. ^ "UPLOAD, SHARE AND LICENSE YOUR VIDEOS". Rumble. March 2, 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  36. ^ a b 3G2, DIVX, DV. Original file can also be downloaded in original format.
  37. ^ H.263, H.264, FLV
  38. ^ "Ad formats". DailyMotion Support. October 8, 2021. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  39. ^ "Upload specifications and encoding settings". Dailymotion. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  40. ^ longer for MotionMaker users
  41. ^ "Uploading & Viewing Videos: Technical Questions". Facebook. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  42. ^ a b "Difference between free and ad free accounts". Yahoo / Flickr Help. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  43. ^ "HD Videos on Flickr". Yahoo/Flickr Help. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  44. ^ "【12/15更新】動画視聴ページFlash版の提供終了について【PC版ニコニコ動画】|ニコニコインフォ". Niconico (in Japanese). Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  45. ^ a b c d e "ニコニコ動画の投稿仕様について". qa.nicovideo.jp.
  46. ^ unlimited for premium members; 600 kbit/s for free members
  47. ^ a b "Compression Guidelines on Vimeo". vimeo.com.
  48. ^ "Flash player deprecation". Vimeo Help Center. July 18, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  49. ^ since May 2009, phasing out VP6
  50. ^ since June 2019, AV1: Setting a new standard for video codecs
  51. ^ Vimeo Basic is limited to 500 MB per video, and 5 GB of total video storage. Plus allows up to 5 GB (5,120 MB) of uploads per week, while Pro allows up to 20 GB (20,480 MB) per week; neither plan has a total video storage limit. Pro Unlimited, Business and Premium have no weekly upload limit, but do implement a total video storage limit of 3 TB (terabytes), 5 TB and 7 TB, respectively.
  52. ^ 200 MB when using the web-based uploader
  53. ^ a b "Upload videos longer than 15 minutes". google.com.