List of video hosting services

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Video hosting services are platforms which 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, with 1.8 billion logged-in users per month 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 June 2019:
Name Language Alexa global ranking
AcFun Mandarin 1,329[2]
Afreeca TV* Korean 855[3]
Aparat Iranian 107[4]
Bilibili Mandarin 39[5]
BitChute Multilingual 4,070[6]
Dailymotion Multilingual 134[7]
Godtube English 37,092[8]
IQiyi Mandarin 96[9]
LiveLeak Multilingual 2,134[10]
Metacafe Multilingual 19,552[11]
Mixer* English 2,409[12]
Niconico Japanese 101[13]
Periscope* Multilingual 3,291[14]
Rutube Russian 1,150[15]
SchoolTube English 109,945[16]
Smashcast.tv* Multilingual 132,286[17]
Trilulilu Romanian 114,866[18]
Tudou Mandarin 1,663[19]
Tune English 8,587[20]
TV UOL Portuguese 101,382[21]
Twitch* Multilingual 26[22]
VBOX7 Bulgarian 16,437[23]
Veoh Multilingual 32,967[24]
Vimeo Multilingual 129[25]
Youku Mandarin 187[26]
YouTube Multilingual 2[27]
* Website predominately hosts live streaming video.

Websites dedicated to adult and pornographic video sharing[edit]

Alexa global rankings as of 11th of February 2019:
Name Language Alexa global ranking
Chaturbate Multilingual 144[28]
LiveJasmin Multilingual 44[29]
Pornhub Multilingual 27[30]
PornMD Multilingual 1,699[31]
RedTube Multilingual 266[32]
XHamster Multilingual 60[33]
XNXX Multilingual 93[34]
xtube Multilingual 951[35]
XVideos Multilingual 45[36]
YouPorn Multilingual 211[37]

Larger websites which allow the hosting of videos[edit]

Alexa global rankings as of 11th of February 2019:
Name Language Alexa global ranking
Archive.org Multilingual 247[38]
Facebook Multilingual 3[39]
Flickr Multilingual 350[40]
Instagram Multilingual 16[41]
MySpace Multilingual 4,244[42]
Newgrounds English 2,349[43]
Photobucket Multilingual 3,378[44]
Rediff Multilingual 524[45]
Sina Weibo Mandarin 17[46]
Tencent Video/Tencent QQ Mandarin 6[47]
Twitter Multilingual 11[48]
VK Multilingual 15[49]
Wikimedia Commons Multilingual 279[50]

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.
HD share English  United States Service ran from July 2008 to 2011. Focused on HD videos. Acquired by United Social Networks LLC in 2011.
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.
Mevio English  United States Service ran from October 2004 to May 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Videolog Portuguese  Brazil Service ran from May 2004 to January 2015.
Vidme English  United States Service ran from January 2014 to December 2017.[51]
Vine 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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