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Top 5 video sharing sites

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2009/08/26 09:59 AM RssIcon

videosharing The internet has certainly changed our lives. Some would argue that it has improved it. One thing is for sure, we are more connected. We can share more. From photo’s to videos, we can splash it all over the internet for all to see.

In the past, the internet was not that media friendly. We were amazed when we were able to display small pictures on our websites. Now we can show all types of media. From sound to video.

Video share websites are changing the way we view media and the media we view on the Internet. Whether you’re looking for a clip of your favourite movie, an important newscast, a how–to video or just some good entertainment, you’ll find it on the Internet. Maybe you want to share that funny pet video you recorded recently, or perhaps your child's graduation.

Video share sites make it easy to browse, find and watch your favourite streaming video, as well as give you the ability to upload your own masterpieces.

Video is so much part of our lives these days. Everything from cell phones, laptops, even key chain trinkets have video cameras now days. Video sharing sites make it easy to share those captured moments with all and sundry.

There are currently over 60 video share websites on the Internet and the number continues to grow. Video syndication is a hot blog marketing tactic. With a lot of bloggers entering what is now termed vlogging. Blogging with video.

Here is a list of the top five free video sharing sites.

  1. YouTube - YouTube wasn’t the first video share site, but it has become the best video sharing site
  2. Metacafe - Offers quality videos and a dedicated review system that keeps content up to high standards.
  3. Break - The vast majority of the videos on Break are humorous, whether they are bloopers and blunders caught on video or scripted clips created by users. They don’t allow you to just upload anything.
  4. Dailymotion - Most of the videos on Dailymotion tend to be more professional in nature. They have newscasts, commercials and short films.
  5. Vimeo - Is quickly becoming both a popular video share site and a social networking site. It has very little video creation tools and resources. Your video needs to be finished before you upload it.

Honourable mention –ZoopyA south African based video sharing site. Still has a way to go, but impressive. Zoopy brings all four media types into one location.

What video sharing site do you use? Which one do you think is the best? Do you use one that is not mentioned here but is worthy of the mention? Leave your comments in the comment box below.

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Re: Top 5 video sharing sites

Youtube is still the most reliable and the fastest video-sharing site I've used. Its also nice that its sort-of moderated (the efficacy of the moderation is debateable of course) I actually found metacafe to be quite unreliable and painfully slow to load videos.

Nice list though, I'd never actually used Break! :)

By Baldric on  2009/08/26 10:28 AM
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Re: Top 5 video sharing sites

Good post, Robert. One thing worth mentioning is Tubemogul. I upload my vids to Tubemogul and then it, it turn, uploads them to many sites, including the ones you mentioned above. You need to open an account at each, but it's a great way to spread your video content around the web.

By Mike CJ on  2009/08/26 10:40 AM
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Great Tip Mike. Will definitely look into this

By Robert Bravery on  2009/08/26 11:30 AM
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YouTube has a lot of crap on there, but I guess that's what makes it them most successful. The crap someone else thinks is entertaining my not be entertaining to me, and vice versa. It has something for everyone. It's size is what makes it great. Huge amount of content.

By Gordie Rogers on  2009/08/26 12:17 PM
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Re: Top 5 video sharing sites

Hi, I am the Marketing Director at HeySpread.
That is true, Tubemogul is a great service.

But you should also have a look at HeySpread for Professional Video Analytics and Video Distribution – http://heyspread.com. Far cheaper, with exclusive features such as YouClone (copy/paste your YouTube videos to any other platform automatically and in one shot), powerful and user-friendly interface, REST API for an easy and fast white label integration.

By Eric Fontaine on  2009/08/26 01:22 PM
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@Gordie,
YouTube has a lot of rubbish, I agree. But one man's trash is another man's treasure.

@Eric,
Interesting. Thanks for the tip. I like the idea of pasting to multiple platforms in one shot

By Robert Bravery on  2009/08/26 02:27 PM
 
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