No doubt, YouTube is the most famous video sharing site, even more popular than TV. Although, its copyright policy is way too strict and prohibits users to upload “any TV shows, music videos, music concerts or advertisements without permission”. Fortunately, YouTube is not the only place where you can upload your videos. Let’s have a look at seven more.
Vimeo is a fast-growing platform with a quite serious traffic. Unlike YouTube, Vimeo mostly holds prof-looking videos and has two options for its users: a basic account with limitations and a paid one ($59.99/yr) with advanced options and bigger space. Here are the principle differences between free and paid accounts.
Vevo is a right place for all music artist and just music lovers. The former can use the site to promote their videos while the latter may find new cool bands to their liking. The quality is usually very high, so you can watch new videos on a TV. Unfortunately, the site blocks some regions from watching certain videos. Moreover, various ads are attached to all your videos. It’s impossible to opt out of them, neither to choose what kind of ads to show.
Dailymotion is a French video-sharing website that allows users to view, browse and upload videos by searching tags, channels, or user-created groups. If you want to upload your video to Dailymotion, you should remember that length of the video files is limited to 2 GB and 60 minutes. Also the upload quality to regular users is limited to 1280*720p. However, these restrictions don’t seem to be a real trouble, and Dailymotion can be a good competitor to YouTube. With Freemake Video Downloader you can download Dailymotion videos free & easily.
Veoh is an Internet television service that hosts studio content, independent productions and user-generated material. Once signed in to Veoh you can upload videos of any length and embed them on your site or blog. Veoh accepts hundreds of different formats and has an extensive community for you to participate in. You may get in touch with other people, rate your favorite videos, leave comments and discuss the videos in channels and forums.
Metacafe is a video-sharing website with more than 40 million unique viewers every month. Here you can find short videos in the categories of video games, sports, music, movies and TV. The website features a special ranking algorithm that ensures that the uploaded videos are of high quality. Besides, unlike YouTube, Metacafe doesn’t host duplicate videos. Each video can be uploaded only once. One more advantage of Metacafe is that it pays people for posting videos. If your content is popular among users and your video hit 20.000 views, Metacafe will pay you $5 for every 1,000 views. Good motivation for making cool videos, isn’t it?
You might be surprised, but Flickr is not only for images. The site does, in fact, offer and provide video hosting. There are also two types of account: a free and a paid one. A free Flickr account allows you to upload 2 videos per month with restrictions of 90 seconds max, and 150MB size each. A paid account lets upload as much videos as you want, but the same restrictions take place.
Break is a highly popular website mainly known for funny videos, movie clips and funny pics. Break accepts major video formats, such as AVI, WMV, MPG and MOV. All videos must be no bigger than 60MB. Break provides its users with three ways to upload videos: right from the site page, from your cellphone or you may send a video to Break via email. It’s also possible to add a photo album in JPG, BMP or PNG formats as an addition to your video.