Video Sharing Website Comparison

Posted in: Video Tips- Mar 06, 2012 No Comments

You probably already have your favorite video sharing website that you always use. However, there might come a time when you rather focus in on your demographic. There’s a video sharing website for just about everything. From politics and science to reality TV and original web-series, we have compiled a sortable table of some of the top YouTube alternatives. Feel free to Contact Us if you feel we’ve made an error or omission and we’ll do our best to keep this chart updated and useful.


 

NameFocusAccount TypesMax LengthMax ResolutionMax File SizeSupported File FormatsNotes
Blip.tvOriginal WebseriesBasic and ProNone720p1 GBBlip.tv distributes to other video destinations including YouTube, TiVo, iTunes, Time Warner VOD, Roku, Sony Bravia Televisions and more.
BlogTvLive PodcastBasic and ProNo length for Live Shows. 30 minutes for each recorded show.720pN/ALive Broadcast Recording Only
BreakAll VideoBasic and ProNone1080p500 MB3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, asf, asx, avi, bmp, dcr, divx, dv, flv, jpeg, jpg, m1v, m2p, m2v, m4e, m4v, mod, mov, mp4, mpa, mpe, mpeg, mpg, mpv, mpv2, mqv, png, qt, rm, rmvb, swf, vid, wm, wmv
Funny or DieComedyFree10 Minutes720p1.5 GB.AVI, .MOV, .MPG, .MPEG and .WMV formats.Funny or Die combines user-generated content with original, exclusive content. Site was created by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy.
FlickrPhotos and Photography related VideosBasic and Pro90 Seconds720p (pro account only)< 150 MB - 2 Videos / Month.AVI, .WMV, .MOV, .MPEG (1, 2, and 4), 3gp, M2TS, OGG, OGV Flickr refers to their video service as a "long photo" that should be "simple, not over-produced or slick."
LafangoTalent Self Promotion and NetworkingFree15 MinutesNone2 GB.AVI, .DV, .MOV, .QT, .MPG, .MPG2, .MPEG, .MPEG2, .MPEG4, MP4, 3QP, 3G2, .ASF, and .WMVLafango hosts and stages contests on a regular basis in which you can enter your uploaded content by clicking "Enter this Contest"
LiveleakCurrent Events, Politics, Reality Based FootageBasic and PremiumNone720p100 MBwmv, asf, avi, mov, rm, rmvb, 3gp, 3g2, mpeg, mpg, jpg, jpeg, png, gif, flv, swf, wav, mp3, mp4, webm, asxLiveleak focuses on current events and politics. It encourages debates in a video blog format. It is known to have less strict rules on graphic content.
MetacafeShort-length Exclusive, original and curated premium video contentFree< 8 minutes720p2GBMPG, MPEG, MPE, AVI, WMV, WMF, ASF, M1V, DIVX, MOV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, RM, RMVB, RV and RAM
MevioPersonality-driven Episodic EntertainmentFreeNone720p300 MBMP3, M4A, M4V, WMV and MOV
OpenFilmOriginal short or feature films, documentaries and animationsFree, Plus and ProNone720p2 GB - Larger with FTP upload.AVI, .MOV, H.264, AVCBefore publication to the site, each and every film is screened for technical and production quality and possible violations.
PhotoBucketAll VideoFree and Pro10 Minutes720p500 MB3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, 3p, asf, avi, divx, dv, dvx, flv, gif, moove, mov, mp4, mpeg4, mpg4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, m4v, mts, m2ts, f4v, qt, wmv, xvid, rm. All videos are converted to mp4 when you upload them.
Science StageScience, advanced teaching and researchFree???mpg, mpeg, avi, avi, divx, mp4, flv, wmv, rm, mov, moov, asf, swf, vob
SevenloadAll VideoFreeNone720p1.5 GBmpeg4Sevenload offers users a selection of over 1,800 international Web TV shows that can be viewed not only online, but also on modern hybrid televisions and Set Top Boxes. sevenload's IPTV offerings can already be found on the Sony BRAVIA Internet Video, Philips Net TV, T-Home Entertain, Technisat and Loewe.
SmugMugPaid video hostingFree Trial, Paid Accounts20 Minutes1080p3 GBH.264 reccommendedSmugMug is a pay only service that promotes file security and top quality video and photo sharing.
VimeoFilmmakers and original video contentBasic, Plus and ProNone1080p500 MB / Week +1 HD Video / Week for basicasf, asx, avi, divx, dv, dvx, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, qt, wmv, 3g2, 3gp, 3ivx and 3vxVimeo allows original content only, disallows commercial content for all users outside of their paid service.
YouTubeAll VideoFree15 Minutes and Longer with Account Verification1080p20 GBWebM, .mpg4, 3gpp, .mov, .avi, .mpegps, .wmv, .flvFounded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. Now owned and operated by Google Inc.
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