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 Views per day Location of main server Censorship Multilingual Ad revenue sharing Video downloadable
Break.com Break.com 1998 own TOS Yes Unknown Unknown  United States Yes[1] No Unknown No
Citytv.com.co El Tiempo Publishing March 10, 2009 TOS Yes Unknown Unknown  Colombia Unknown No Unknown No
DaCast DaCast 2008 TOS No Unknown Unknown  United States Unknown No N/A No
Dailymotion Vivendi March 15, 2005 own TOS Yes >10,000,000 ~60,000,000  France Yes[1] Yes Yes No[2]
EngageMedia EngageMedia March 2005 Creative Commons No Unknown Unknown  Germany Yes Yes N/A Yes
Flickr Ludicorp 2004 own TOS Yes Unknown Unknown  United States Yes Yes No No
Globo Video Globo.com 2002 Unknown Yes >500,000 Unknown  Brazil Yes[1] No Unknown No
Internet Archive Internet Archive 1996 own TOS No Unknown Unknown  United States Unknown Unknown N/A Yes
LiveLeak LiveLeak 2006 own TOS Yes Unknown Unknown  United States Yes[1] No Unknown No
Metacafe Metacafe July 2003 own TOS Yes Unknown 17,000,000  United States Yes Unknown No No
MetaCDN MetaCDN 2012 TOS No Unknown Unknown  United States Unknown Yes N/A Yes
MoboVivo MoboVivo June 2006 Premium TOS No 2,500+ TV episodes Unknown  United States Yes Unknown Paid Content Revenue Share Yes
MyVideo MyVideo April 2006 Unknown Yes 5,400,000 ~7,000,000  Germany Yes Yes Unknown No
Nico Nico Douga Niwango December 12, 2006 own TOS Yes >3,200,000 Unknown  Japan Yes Yes No No
OneWorldTV OneWorldTV 2001 own TOS No Unknown 10,000  United States Yes[3] Unknown N/A Unknown
Pixorial Pixorial 2009 own TOS No >1,000,000 Unknown  United States Unknown No No Yes
QQ Video Tencent own TOS Yes Unknown Unknown  China Yes[1] Yes Yes Unknown
Rutube Rutube 2006 own TOS Yes >3,000,000 >1,100,000  Russian Federation Unknown No No No
SAPO Vídeos SAPO Unknown Yes Unknown  Portugal No No No No
ScienceStage Polarmedia UG September 2008 Creative Commons Yes Unknown Unknown  Germany Yes Yes[4] Unknown Yes
Tudou Tudou April 15, 2005 own TOS Yes Unknown 55,000,000[5]  China Yes[1] Unknown Unknown Yes, with official tool only
Tune.pk tune.pk December 2006 own TOS Yes >100,000 >500,000  Pakistan Yes No Yes Yes[6]
U-verse AT&T 2010 own TOS Yes 180,000 Unknown  United States Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Vimeo Connected Ventures November 2004 own TOS Yes >1,000,000 1,000,000  United States Yes[1] Yes[7] Unknown Not all videos allow download [8]
vzaar vzaar Limited September 2007 own TOS No >100,000 Unknown  United States Yes[1] Unknown N/A Yes
Youku Youku 2006 own TOS Yes Unknown >150,000,000[9]  China Yes Unknown Unknown Yes, with official tool only
YouTube Google February 15, 2005 own TOS, optional Creative Commons Yes[10] >461,000,000[11] 7,000,000,000[12]  United States Yes Yes Yes Officially “Selected Videos Only”.[13]

Supported input file formats[edit]

Service MPEG MOV WMV AVI MKV MP4 MOD RA RAM ASF Ogg 3GP QT WebM Audio Other
blip.tv Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[15] Yes[15] Yes[15] Yes[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes No [17]
Citytv.com.co Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [18]
Dailymotion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes No No ?
EngageMedia Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes Yes[14] ? No No Yes Yes[14] Yes[14] Yes Yes Yes ?
Flickr[19] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? No Yes ?
iFilm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? Yes ? No No [20]
Internet Archive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Any
LiveLeak.com Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes [21]
Metacafe[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? Yes Yes No No [22]
MetaCDN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nico Nico Douga[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No [23]
OneWorldTV Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Putfile[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ASX, 3G2
RuTube Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No FLV
ScienceStage Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes
Tudou[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No FLV, M4V
Veoh Yes Yes Yes[16] Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ?
Viddler[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [24]
Vimeo[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [24]
vzaar[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Youku[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No FLV
YouTube[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No [25]
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 Video bitrate (kbit) Audio bitrate (kbit) Stereo sound 3D capable 60 FPS support
blip.tv HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash On2 VP6 1,024 unlimited 1,280x720 ? ? Yes ? ?
Break.com HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash On2 VP6 500 ? 464x352 340 kbit/s 30 frame/s mp3 CBR 64.0 kbit/s Yes Yes (red-blue anaglyph only)[26] ?
Citytv.com.co Flash H.264, Sorenson codec 2,048 11 1,280x720 ? ? Yes ? ?
DaCast HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264 unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes No ?
Dailymotion HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash Ogg Theora/Vorbis or H.264, Sorenson codec 2,048[27] 60[28] 1,920x1080 ? 96~192 Yes ? No
EngageMedia HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264 unlimited unlimited 400x320 260 kbit/s 25 frame/s, mencoder mp3 CBR 64.0 kbit/s lavc codec No ? ?
Facebook HTML 5 Open Web Video ? 4,096 120[29] 1,280x720 ? ? ? ? Yes
Flickr HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash ? 1,024[30] 3[30] 1,920x1080[31] ? ? Yes ? ?
Globo Video Flash Sorenson codec, H.264 Download unlimited unlimited 480x360 420 kbit/s 29.97frame/s mp3 96 kbit/s Yes ? ?
iFilm Flash On2 VP6 100 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Internet Archive HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash Ogg Theora/Vorbis unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes ? ?
LiveLeak.com Flash ? 2,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Metacafe HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash ? ? 10 ? ? ? ? ? ?
MetaCDN HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264, MPEG-4 and RTMP unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes Yes Yes
Nico Nico Douga Flash H.264, On2 VP6 100 unlimited 640x384 unlimited[32] ? Yes ? ?
OneWorldTV 100 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RuTube Flash H.264 300 ? 640x480 (4:3), 640x360 (16:9) 1,000 ? ? ? ?
Viddler HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264, 3GP, WebM, MP4 unlimited unlimited 1,280x720 variable, average 1600, max 5000 128 Yes ? ?
Vimeo[33] HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264[34] 512[35] unlimited 1,920x1080[36] variable, average 2000, max 5000 320 Yes ? Yes
vzaar HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264 2,000 unlimited ? ? 128 Yes ? ?
Youku HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash On2 VP6 1,024[37] unlimited ? ? ? Yes ? ?
YouTube HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264, Sorenson codec, VP8, VP9 20,480; 131,072 for verified users [38] 15; 660 for verified users[39] 7680×4320 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]

Service Alexa
Site Rank
Quantcast
Site Rank
Monthly Unique
Visitors (USA)
blip.tv 2,919 812 2,209,322
Break.com 1,503 120 8,162,650
Dailymotion 94 59 17,300,000
flickr 33
iFilm 4,018 1,437 1,600,000
Internet Archive 372 1,582 1,600,000
LiveLeak.com 639 229 7,500,000
Metacafe 182 104 9,192,447
Nico Nico Douga 137 18,250 51,795
OneWorldTV 1,332,511 2,000
Putfile 2,266 3,452 772,083
RuTube 1,261 4,000,000
Tudou 84 6,553 266,022
Vimeo 108 61 15,000,000
Youku 49
YouTube 3[40] 4 52,436,820
Tune.pk 7,709 47 15,000,000

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h No pornography
  2. ^ "Dailymotion legal terms". Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ No sexual content or bad language
  4. ^ English, German, Spanish
  5. ^ For more info, see " Tudou now bigger than Youtube?" Shanghaiist, October 11, 2007.
  6. ^ No possibility to opt-out downloading .
  7. ^ English, Spanish, French, German
  8. ^ can't find the "download video" button?. vimeo.com. 
  9. ^ For more info, see "About Youku"
  10. ^ Users may choose to enable or disable ads. Automatically enabled when video is identified as third-party content.
  11. ^ * - YouTube. youtube.com. 
  12. ^ "4B Vs. 7B: Can Facebook Overtake YouTube As No. 1 For Video Views And Advertisers?". Forbes (Forbes). 
  13. ^ Many external services exist to download YouTube videos, but none are officially sanctioned by YouTube. Some Presidential videos allow MP4 downloading.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l converts to Flash, original available
  15. ^ a b c no conversion
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k converts to Flash
  17. ^ 3G2, DIVX
  18. ^ H.263, H.264, FLV
  19. ^ "Supported video file formats in Flickr". Yahoo / Flickr Help. March 6, 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  20. ^ GVI, FLV
  21. ^ WebM, rmvb, 3g2, MPG, swf, asx
  22. ^ MP2, All formats are converted to WMV, FLV, and MP4
  23. ^ DivX, H.263, H.264, FLV, Xvid
  24. ^ a b 3G2, DIVX, DV. Original file can also be downloaded in original format.
  25. ^ H.263, H.264, FLV
  26. ^ "Break 3D - Break.com". break.com. 
  27. ^ "Upload specifications and encoding settings". Dailymotion. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  28. ^ longer for MotionMaker users
  29. ^ "Uploading & Viewing Videos: Technical Questions". Facebook. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  30. ^ a b "Difference between free and ad free accounts". Yahoo / Flickr Help. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  31. ^ "HD Videos on Flickr". Yahoo/Flickr Help. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  32. ^ unlimited for premium members; 600 kbit/s for free members
  33. ^ Compression Guidelines Vimeo
  34. ^ since May 2009, phasing out VP6
  35. ^ For basic members
  36. ^ https://vimeo.com/help/compression
  37. ^ 200 MB when using the web-based uploader
  38. ^ "Upload videos longer than 15 minutes". google.com. 
  39. ^ "Upload videos longer than 15 minutes". google.com. 
  40. ^ "youtube.com Site Overview". alexa.com.