List of Video Hosting Services

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

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

Notable video hosting services
Hoster Available Language Country Notes
AcFun Yes Chinese  China
Aparat Yes Persian  Iran Most popular video hosting website in Iran. Yes  United States
AfreecaTV Yes Korean  South Korea
Bilibili Yes Chinese  China The most popular ACG video hosting website in China. No  United States Defunct as of August 2015 per resource page/article.
BitChute Yes  United States Uses peer to peer technology
BlogTV No  United States Yes  United States
Buzznet Yes  United States Yes 287 languages  United States 95,724 videos as of 1 March 2017[1]
DaCast Yes  United States
Dailymotion Yes  France
Daum Yes Korean  South Korea
EngageMedia Yes  Germany
ExpoTV Yes  United States
Facebook Yes  United States Video since 2007
Flickr Yes  United States Video since 2008
Fotki Yes Russian, English  Estonia
Frequency Yes  United States Yes  United States
Funshion Yes Chinese  China
Gfycat Yes English  United States Short content only.
GoodnessTv Yes French & English  Canada
GodTube Yes  United States Formerly
LeTV Yes Chinese  China
LiveLeak Yes  United States
Mefeedia Yes  United States
Metacafe Yes  United States
Mevio No  United States
Myspace Yes  United States
MyVideo No German  Germany
MUZU.TV No  Ireland
Naver Yes Korean  South Korea
Nico Nico Douga Yes Japanese  Japan
Newgrounds Yes  United States Animated content only.
OneWorldTV Yes  United States
Openfilm No  United States Shut down per resource page/article.
Ora TV Yes  United States
Photobucket Yes  United States
Pixorial No  United States Shut down July 2014 per resource page/article.
QQ Video Yes Chinese  China Popular video hosting site by Tencent.
Rediff Yes English, Indian  Australia
Rumble Yes  Canada
RuTube Yes Russian  Russia
Sapo Videos Yes Portuguese  Portugal
SchoolTube Yes  United States
ScienceStage No  Germany
Sevenload No  Germany
SmugMug Yes  United States Yes  Ireland Music video sharing only
Trilulilu Yes Romanian  Romania
TroopTube No  United States US DOD Military OneSource communications platform. Closed in 2011.
Tudou Yes Chinese  China
Twitch Yes  United States formerly known as TwitchTV
TV UOL Yes Portuguese(Brazilian)  Brazil Over 1,000,000 videos (January 2014)
Vbox7 Yes Bulgarian  Bulgaria
Veoh Yes  United States Acquired by Qlipso in 2010.
Viddler Yes  United States Enterprise video hosting
Viddsee Yes  Singapore Specializes in short films from Asia
Videolog No Portuguese  United States
Vidyard Yes  United States
Vimeo Yes  United States Privacy controls, engagement analytics, video marketing tools
VK Yes  Russia
Wistia Yes  United States
Youku Yes Chinese  China
YouTube Yes  United States Largest and most popular video sharing website in the world Yes Vietnamese  Vietnam

Adult content

Pornographic websites
Hoster Available Language Notes
Pornhub Yes
RedTube Yes
xHamster Yes
Xtube Yes
XVideos Yes
YouPorn Yes
Tube8 Yes
PornMD Yes


Offline websites
Hoster Available Country Language Notes
Google Video No  United States English
Vessel No  United States English Acquired by Verizon in October 2016
HD share No  United States English Focus on HD videos
MaYoMo No  The Netherlands 11 languages
Megavideo No  Hong Kong
Revver No  United States English Offline since 2011
Vidme No  United States English Shut down December 15th, 2017 [2]
Vine Yes  United States

White-label providers

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

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

Web-based video editing

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


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