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 Country Alexa ranking Notes
AcFun Yes Mandarin  China 1,894[1]
Aparat Yes Persian  Iran Most popular video hosting website in Iran.
Archive.org Yes N/A  United States 271[2]
AfreecaTV Yes Korean  South Korea
Bilibili Yes Mandarin  China The most popular ACG video hosting website in China.
BitChute Yes English  United States Uses peer to peer technology.
Break.com Yes English  United States
Buzznet Yes English  United States
Commons.wikimedia.org Yes 287 languages  United States 95,724 videos as of 1 March 2017[3]
DaCast Yes English  United States
Dailymotion Yes English  France 122[4]
Daum Yes Korean  South Korea
EngageMedia Yes Indonesian & English  Australia &  Indonesia Launched 2005.
ExpoTV Yes English  United States
Facebook Yes 102 languages  United States 3[5] Video since 2007.
Flickr Yes Mandarin, German, Spanish, French, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Indonesian & English  United States 360[6] Video since 2008.
Fotki Yes Russian & English  Estonia
Funnyordie.com Yes English  United States 45,342[7]
Funshion Yes Mandarin  China
Gfycat Yes English  United States Short content only.
GoodnessTv Yes French & English  Canada
GodTube Yes English  United States Formerly tangle.com
LeTV Yes Mandarin  China
LiveLeak Yes English  United Kingdom 1,457[8]
Mefeedia Yes English  United States Launched 2004.
Metacafe Yes English  Israel ->  United States 3,591[9] Launched 2003. Acquired by Collective Digital Services in 2012.
Myspace Yes English  United States 4,383[10] Launched 2003.
Naver Yes Korean  South Korea
Nico Nico Douga Yes Japanese  Japan
Newgrounds Yes English  United States Animated content only.
OneWorldTV Yes English  United States
Ora TV Yes English  United States
Photobucket Yes English  United States
QQ Video Yes Mandarin  China Popular video hosting site by Tencent.
Rediff Yes Indian & English  Australia
Rumble Yes English  Canada Launched 2013.
RuTube Yes Russian  Russia 531[11]
Sapo Videos Yes Portuguese  Portugal
SchoolTube Yes English  United States
ScienceStage Yes German  Germany Launched 2008.
SmugMug Yes English  United States
Tape.tv Yes English  Ireland Music video sharing only.
Trilulilu Yes Romanian  Romania
Tudou Yes Mandarin  China
Tune.pk Yes English  Pakistan Launched in 2012
Twitch Yes 28 languages  United States 33[12] Launched 2011. Formerly known as TwitchTV. Over 2,000,000 broadcasters (February 2018).
TV UOL Yes Portuguese (Brazilian)  Brazil Over 1,000,000 videos (January 2014).
Vbox7 Yes Bulgarian  Bulgaria
Veoh Yes English  United States 10,510[13] Acquired by Qlipso in 2010.
Viddler Yes English  United States Enterprise video hosting
Viddsee Yes Mandarin, Indonesian & English  Singapore 204,210[14] Specializes in short films from Asia
Vidyard Yes English  United States 31,665[15]
Vimeo Yes English  United States 140[16] Privacy controls, engagement analytics, video marketing tools
VK Yes 86 languages  Russia 17[17] Launched 2006. Acquired by Mail.ru in 2016.
Wistia Yes English  United States 5,867[18]
Youku Yes Mandarin  China 334[19]
YouTube Yes 75 languages  United States 2[20] Largest and most popular video sharing website
Zing.vn Yes Vietnamese  Vietnam 802[21] Sixth most popular website in Vietnam.[22]

Adult content[edit]

Hoster Available Language Notes
Pornhub Yes
RedTube Yes
xHamster Yes
Xtube Yes
XVideos Yes
YouPorn Yes
PornMD Yes

Discontinued[edit]

Offline websites
Hoster Available Language Country Notes
Blip.tv No English  United States Service ran from May 2005 to August 2015. Acquired by Maker Studios in August 2013.
BlogTV No English  Israel Service ran from June 2004 to March 2013. Acquired by YouNow in March 2013.
Google Video No English  United States Service ran from January 2005 to August 2012.
HD share No English  United States Service ran from July 2008 to 2011. Focused on HD videos. Acquired by United Social Networks LLC in 2011.
MaYoMo No 11 languages  The Netherlands Service ran from October 2009 to 2013.
Megavideo No 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.
Mevio No English  United States Service ran from October 2004 to May 2014.
MyVideo No German  Romania ->  Germany Service ran from 2006 to April 2016.
MUZU.TV No English  Ireland Service ran from July 2008 to October 2015. Music videos only.
Openfilm No French, German, Italian, Spanish & English  United States Service ran from June 2008 to August 2015.
Pixorial No English  United States Service ran from 2009 to July 2014. Acquired by LifeLogger Technologies Corp. in 2016.
Revver No English  United States Service ran from October 2005 to 2011. Acquired by LiveUniverse in 2008.
Sevenload No 12 languages  Germany Service ran from April 2006 to April 2014.
TroopTube No English  United States Service ran from at least 2008 to July 2011. US DOD Military OneSource communications platform.
Vessel No English  United States Service ran from January 2015 to October 2016. Acquired by Verizon in October 2016.
Videolog No Portuguese  Brazil Service ran from May 2004 to January 2015.
Vidme No English  United States Service ran from January 2014 to December 2017.[23]
Vine No 25 languages  United States Service ran from January 2013 to January 2017.

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]

References[edit]

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