List of video hosting services

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Video hosting services refers to websites or software where users can distribute their video clips. Other sites 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 sharing 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 provide the hosting of their video content (such as Singingfish) are not included in this article. Some services may charge, but the large majority of video sharing sites offer their service 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 video sharing[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
HosterAvailableLanguageNotes
56.comYesChinese
Archive.orgYes
AfreecaTVYesKorean
Blip.tvYes
BlogTVYes
Break.comYes
BuzznetYes
Comedy.comYes
CrackleYes
DaCastYesEnglish
DailymotionYes
EngageMediaYes
ExpoTVYes
FacebookYesvideo since 2007
Funnyordie.comYes
FunshionYesChinese
FlickrYesvideo since 2008
FotkiYes
GodTubeYesformerly Tangle.com
HuluYes
HD shareNoFocus on HD videos
LafangoYes
LeTVYesChinese
LiveleakYes
Mail.ruYes
MaYoMoYes
MefeediaYes
MetacafeYes
MevioYes
MobentoYesFocus on video search
MyspaceYes
MyVideoYes
MUZU.TVYes
Nico Nico DougaYesJapanese
OneWorldTVYes
OpenfilmYes
PanoptoYes
PhotobucketYes
RedtubeYesPornographic website
RevverNo
Rambler VisionNoRussian
ReelTime.comYes
RuTubeYesRussian
Sapo VideosYesPortuguese
SchoolTubeYes
ScienceStageYes
SevenloadYes
SmugMugYes
Tape.tvYesonly music videos
TriluliluYesRomanian
TroopTubeYes
TudouYesChinese
TuneYesEnglish
Vbox7YesBulgarian
VeohYes
ViddlerYes
VideojugYes
VideologYesPortuguese
VidooshYes
VidyardYes
VimeoYes
Vpublic.netYes
VuzeYes
VzaarYes
Wildscreen.tvYes
WistiaYes
XvideosYesPornographic website
Yahoo! VideoYes
YoukuYesChinese
YouTubeYes

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 video hosting 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 video sharing[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:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://jaycut.com/

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