Youtube has become the generic term for a video sharing website!
But there are several such sites now on the web, and not all of them are clones of Youtube in the real sense of the term, since some of them offer many add-ons and embellishments and even show a much better quality videos than Youtube.
Of late, I find that Youtube is not embed-friendly, to wit, when you click on the “Play” button on any web site with Youtube video, you get a solemn message stating “This video is not available”, but the video is available when you visit the youtube page of the video! Weird, what!
Here is an attempt to put together a comprehensive list of such video sharing websites, where you can upload, share or even edit, enhance and change format. Some sites even allow free downloads of the videos.
I have checked each link individually and have listed only the working sites. And I have handpicked the following few as good and hassle-free sites.
- Guba – Very good site, fast loading, better than Youtube
- Blip.tv – Variety shows, up and coming
- Daily Motion
- Google Video
- Metacafe — You can monetize your video clippings on the site!
- Music.com — High quality music videos
- Yahoo Video
- BoFunk funny pics and videos
- Break Funny stuff
- CastPost Good one for adding your media to blogs straightaway
- Current Highly functional
- Heavy Little smutty!
- JibJab — Jokes, cartoons, funny stuff galore
- Live Leak
- MeadiaMax Online storage and share upto 25 gig!
- MSN Video MSN SoapBox
- MySpace MyspaceTV
- My Video
- One World
- Peek Video Categorized and lots of media types
- Put File
- StashSpace — Interesting site
- Street Fire Pics, videos…
- That Video Site
- Veoh – This has also absorbed the now-defunct Stage6
- Video Code Zone
- VidiLife (more of “R” rated stuff :))
- Vsocial A different type of sharing…
- You Are
- Zippy Videos
Here are the rest of them listed alphabetically:
As the internet is highly dynamic and the shelf life of websites being equal to that of a banana, the links may become dead as the sites conk off. If you find any change, please voice it on the comments box, so that I can edit the list accordingly.
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