List of online video platforms

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Online video platforms allow users to upload, share videos or live stream their own videos to the Internet. These can either be for the general public to watch, or particular users on a shared network. The most popular video hosting website is YouTube, 2 billion active until October 2020 and the most extensive catalog of online videos.[1] There are some countries in the world which place restrictions on YouTube, so some of these respective countries have their own regional video sharing websites.

Notable examples[edit]

Specifically dedicated video hosting websites[edit]

Alexa global rankings as of 29th of November 2021:
Name Language Alexa traffic rank
AcFun Mandarin 5,792[2]
Afreeca TV* Korean 1,924[3]
Aparat Persian 51[4]
Bigo English 19,516[5]
Bilibili Mandarin 144[6]
BitChute English 1,347[7]
Dailymotion Multilingual 335[8]
DLive Multilingual 10,874[9]
Godtube English 48,060[10]
IQiyi Mandarin 519[11]
Niconico Japanese 429[12]
Odysee Multilingual 1,705[13]
Rumble English 900[14]
Rutube Russian 5,534[15]
SchoolTube English 209,359[16]
Trilulilu Romanian 135,051[17]
Tudou Mandarin 239[18]
Tune Multilingual 125,702[19]
Twitch* Multilingual 37[20]
VBOX7 Bulgarian 27,286[21]
Veoh Multilingual 34,373[22]
Vimeo Multilingual 160[23]
Youku Mandarin 934[24]
YouNow Multilingual 31,498[25]
YouTube Multilingual 2[26]
* Website predominately hosts live streaming video.

Websites dedicated to adult and pornographic video sharing[edit]

Alexa global rankings 29 November 2021
Name Language Alexa traffic rank
BongaCams Multilingual 34[27]
Chaturbate Multilingual 48[28]
LiveJasmin Multilingual 88[29]
ManyVids Multilingual 952[30]
Pornhub Multilingual 79[31]
PornMD Multilingual 20,250[32]
RedTube Multilingual 1,118[33]
XHamster Multilingual 102[34]
XVideos Multilingual 97[35]
YouPorn Multilingual 521[36]

Larger websites which allow the hosting of videos[edit]

Alexa global rankings as of 29 November 2021:
Name Language Alexa traffic rank
Archive.org Multilingual 171[37]
Facebook Multilingual 6[38]
Flickr / SmugMug Multilingual 350[39]
Instagram Multilingual 22[40]
MySpace Multilingual 1,406[41]
Newgrounds English 8,017[42]
Photobucket Multilingual 2,200[43]
Rediff Multilingual 711[44]
Sina Weibo Mandarin 14[45]
Tencent Video/Tencent QQ Mandarin 4[46]
Twitter Multilingual 35[47]
VK Multilingual 31[48]
Wikimedia Commons Multilingual 306[49]

Discontinued[edit]

Offline websites
Hoster Language Country Notes
Blip.tv English  United States Service ran from May 2005 to August 2015. Acquired by Maker Studios in August 2013.
Google Video English  United States Service ran from January 2005 to August 2012. The website has been repurposed to serve as Google's video search engine.
HD share English  United States Service ran from July 2008 to 2011. Focused on HD videos. Acquired by United Social Networks LLC in 2011.
Justin.tv English, Catalan, Spanish & 17 more  United States Service ran from March 2007. Acquired by Twitch Interactive in March 2014. In August 2014, Justin.tv was officially shut down so that the company could focus on Twitch.
LiveLeak Multilingual  United Kingdom Service ran from October 2006 to May 2021.
MaYoMo 11 languages  The Netherlands Service ran from October 2009 to 2013.
Megavideo Cantonese & English  Hong Kong Service ran from March 2005 to January 2012. It got seized by the FBI for Copyright infringement on January 19, 2012.
Metacafe Multilingual  Israel Service ran from July 2003 to August 2021
Mevio English  United States Service ran from October 2004 to May 2014.
Mixer Multilingual  United States Service ran from January 2016 to July 2020.
MyVideo German  Romania Germany Service ran from 2006 to April 2016.
MUZU.TV English  Ireland Service ran from July 2008 to October 2015. Music videos only.
Openfilm French, German, Italian, Spanish & English  United States Service ran from June 2008 to August 2015.
Periscope English  United States Service ran from March 2015 to March 2021.
Pixorial English  United States Service ran from 2009 to July 2014. Acquired by LifeLogger Technologies Corp. in 2016.
Revver English  United States Service ran from October 2005 to 2011. Acquired by LiveUniverse in 2008.
Sevenload 12 languages  Germany Service ran from April 2006 to April 2014.
Smashcast Multilingual  United States Service ran from the merger of Azubu and Hitbox in May 2017 until November 2020.
TroopTube English  United States Service ran from at least 2008 to July 2011. US DOD Military OneSource communications platform.
Vessel English  United States Service ran from January 2015 to October 2016. Acquired by Verizon in October 2016.
Vevo English  United States Service ran from December 2009 to May 2018. The company website is still available, but its content is now consolidated on YouTube, only.
Videolog Portuguese  Brazil Service ran from May 2004 to January 2015.
Vidme English  United States Service ran from January 2014 to December 2017.[50]
Vine 25 languages  United States Service ran from January 2013 to January 2017.
Xtube Multilingual  Canada Service ran from March 2006 to September 2021.

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." A few 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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