Comparison of video services

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of notable video hosts. Please see the individual products' articles for further information. This article is not all-inclusive or necessarily up-to-date.

Contents

General information

Basic general information about the hosts: creator/company, license/price etc.

Service Creator Launched Content License Ads # Videos Views Watched Per Day Censorship Multilingual Ad Revenue Sharing Video Downloadable
Atom.com AtomFilms 02008-06 June 2008 own TOS Yes ? ? Yes No Yes No
blip.tv blip.tv Template:Dts/hart own TOS Opt-in ? ? Yes No Yes[1] Yes, including the original file[2]
Break.com Break.com 01998 1998 own TOS Yes ? ? ? No ? Yes
Broadcaster.com Broadcaster.com 02006-11-22 November 22, 2006 own TOS Yes ? ? ? No ? ?
Citytv.com.co Citytv.com.co 02009-03-10 March 10, 2009 TOS Yes ? ? ? No ? No
ClickCaster ClickCaster 02005 2005 own TOS No ? ? No ? No Yes
Dailymotion Dailymotion 02005-03-15 March 15, 2005 own TOS Yes Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes[3] Yes[4] Yes No[5]
EngageMedia EngageMedia 02005-03 March 2005 Creative Commons No ? ? Yes No No Yes
Flickr Ludicorp 02004 2004 own TOS Yes ? ? Yes Yes No No
Globo Video Globo.com 02002 2002 ? Yes >500,000 ? Yes[3] No ? No
Google Video (Closed to new uploads)[6] Google 02005 2005 own TOS Text Template:Nts ? Yes[3] Yes[7] ? Yes
iFilm acquired by MTV Networks 02000-05 May 2000 own TOS Yes ? Template:Nts ? ? ? ?
imeem imeem 02004-10 October 2004 own TOS Yes >500,000 ? ? Yes No
Internet Archive Internet Archive 01996 1996 own TOS No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Metacafe Metacafe 02003-07 July 2003 own TOS Yes ? 17,000,000 Yes ? {{No, used to but terminated as of Jun 2009title}} No
MoboVivo MoboVivo 02006-06 June 2006 Premium TOS No 2500+ TV episodes  ? yes  ? Paid Content Revenue Share yes
Multiply Multiply, Inc. 02003-12 December 2003 own TOS Text ? ? ? ? ? ?
MyVideo MyVideo 02006-04 April 2006 ? Yes 5.400.000 ~7.000.000 Yes Yes ? No
Nico Nico Douga Niwango 02006-12-12 December 12, 2006 own TOS Yes >3,200,000 ? Yes Yes No No
OneWorldTV OneWorldTV 02001 2001 own TOS No ? 10,000 Yes[8] ? ? ?
Ourmedia Ourmedia 02005-03-21 March 21, 2005 own TOS Text Template:Nts ? ? ? No [9]
Phanfare Phanfare 02004-11 November 2004 own TOS No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Putfile Putfile Ltd. 02004-01 January 2004 ? Text ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Qik Qik, Inc. 02007-12 December 2007 own TOS No >1,000,000 ? Yes Yes No Yes
Revver Revver 02005-11 November 2005 own TOS Text/Video ? ? Yes[3] Yes[10] Yes Yes[11]
RuTube RuTube 2006 own TOS ? ? >1,100,000 ? No ? ?
sevenload sevenload 02005 2005 Creative Commons Yes >500,000 1,500,000 Yes[3] Yes[12] Yes No
showmedo ShowMeDo 02005-12 December 2005 ? No ? ? No Yes No Yes
Tudou Tudou 02005 2005 own TOS Yes ? 55,000,000[13] Yes[3] ? ? Yes
Twango Twango 02006-10-11 October 11, 2006 own TOS Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Veoh Veoh Networks, Inc. 02005-09 September 2005 own TOS Yes ? ? ? Yes ? Yes
Vimeo Connected Ventures 02004-11 November 2004 own TOS Yes >1,000,000 1,000,000 Yes[3] ? ? Yes
vMix MP3.com alumni 02005-10-13 October 13, 2005 own TOS Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
VReel VReel Media 02008-06-19 June 19, 2008 ? Yes ? 350,000 Yes No Yes[14] Yes
vzaar vzaar Limited 02007-Expression error: Unrecognised word "sept" 2007 own TOS No >100,000 ? Yes[3] ? No Yes
Yahoo Video Yahoo 02006 2006 own TOS Yes ? ? Yes[3] Yes ? ?
Youku Youku 02006 2006 ? ? ? >150,000,000[15] Yes ? ? ?
YouTube three ex-PayPal employees; Currently acquired by Google 02005-02-15 February 15, 2005 own TOS Yes >64,000,000[16] Template:Nts[17] Yes Yes Yes, But Partners Only[18] Officially “Selected Videos Only”[19].

Supported Input file formats

Service MPEG MOV WMV AVI MKV MP4 MOD RA RAM ASF Ogg 3GP QT Audio Images Other
Atom.com Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes No No ?
blip.tv Yes[20] Yes[20] Yes[20] Yes[20] Yes[20] Yes[21] Yes[21] Yes[21] Yes[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes No [23]
Break.com ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Broadcaster.com[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes [24]
Citytv.com.co Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [25]
ClickCaster Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? No No [26]
Dailymotion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes No No ?
EngageMedia Yes[20] Yes[20] Yes[20] Yes[20] ? Yes[20] ? No No No Yes[20] Yes[20] ? Yes Yes ?
Flickr Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? No Yes ?
Google Video[27] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? No No -
iFilm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? Yes ? No No [28]
imeem[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [29]
Internet Archive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Any
Metacafe[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? Yes Yes No No [30]
Multiply Yes[22] Yes[22] Yes[22] Yes[22] Yes[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes[22] ? Yes Yes No Yes [31]
Nico Nico Douga[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No [32]
OneWorldTV Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ourmedia ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Phanfare ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Putfile[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ASX, 3G2
Qik[22] No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Revver[33] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? ? ? ? No No [34]
RuTube ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
sevenload Yes[35] Yes[35] Yes[35] Yes[35] Yes[35] Yes[35] Yes[35] Yes[35] Yes[35] Yes ? ? Yes Yes [36]
Showmedo -
The Video Bay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ?
Tudou Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ?
Twango Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No [37]
Veoh Yes Yes Yes[22] Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ?
Viddler[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [38]
Vimeo[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [38]
vMix[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes ? Yes ? No No [39]
VReel[22] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Divx Xvid
vzaar[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Yahoo Video Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ?
YouTube[22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [25]

Streaming Video Technical Information

Service Video Player Streaming Video Format Max size (MB) Max time (min) Resolution Video bitrate (kbit) Audio bitrate (kbit) Stereo sound
Atom.com Flash Template:Nts unlimited Template:Ntsx360 ? ? ?
blip.tv Flash On2 VP6 Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
Break.com Flash On2 VP6 Template:Nts ? Template:Ntsx352 Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes
Broadcaster.com Flash Sorenson codec Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
Citytv.com.co Flash H.264, Sorenson codec Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Ntsx720 ? ? Yes
ClickCaster Flash H.264, Sorenson codec Template:Nts[40] ? ? ? ? ?
Dailymotion HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash Ogg Theora/Vorbis or H.264, Sorenson codec Template:Nts Template:Nts[41] Template:Ntsx720 ? Template:Nts Yes
EngageMedia Flash ? unlimited unlimited Template:Ntsx240 Template:Nts Template:Nts No
Flickr Flash ? Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Ntsx720 ? ? ?
Globo Video Flash Sorenson codec, H.264 Download unlimited unlimited Template:Ntsx360 Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes
Google Video
(closed for uploads)
Flash Sorenson codec, H.264 Download unlimited[42] unlimited Template:Ntsx240 Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes
GoFish(closed) Flash On2 VP6 Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
HD share (closed for now) Flash On2 VP6 Template:Nts unlimited Template:Ntsx720 ? ? Yes
iFilm Flash On2 VP6 Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
imeem Flash H.264, Sorenson codec unlimited 10 min Template:Ntsx576 Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes
Internet Archive HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash Ogg Theora/Vorbis unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes
Metacafe Flash On2 VP6 Template:Nts ? ? ? ? Yes
Multiply Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
Nico Nico Douga Flash H.264, On2 VP6 Template:Nts unlimited Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes
OneWorldTV Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
Ourmedia unlimited unlimited ? ? ? ?
Phanfare Template:Nts Template:Nts ? ? ? ?
Putfile Windows Media WMV9 Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
Qik Flash Sorenson codec Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts ? Yes
Revver Apple Quicktime & Flash On2 VP6 Template:Nts unlimited Template:Ntsx392 ? ? ?
RuTube Flash Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
sevenload Flash Sorenson codec Template:Nts ? Template:Ntsx720 ? ? ?
showmedo Flash ? ? ? ? ? ?
Stage6 (closed) DivX Web Player DivX, XviD Template:Nts unlimited Template:Ntsx1080 ? ? ?
The Video Bay HTML 5 Open Web Video Ogg Theora/Vorbis unlimited unlimited ? ? ? Yes
Tudou Flash ? ? ? ? ? ?
Twango Flash Sorenson codec Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
Veoh Flash On2 VP6 unlimited If video is longer than 30 minutes, only a 5 minute preview is shown. To see the full video the user has to install the VeohTV client. Template:Ntsx304 Template:Nts Template:Nts No
Viddler Flash H.264 Template:Nts unlimited Template:Ntsx720 Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes
Vimeo HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264[43] Template:Nts unlimited Template:Ntsx720 Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes
vMix Flash Sorenson codec Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
VReel DivX Web Player & VReel Player H.264, DivX, XviD Template:Nts[44] unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes
vzaar Flash H.263, Sorenson codec unlimited unlimited  ?  ? 128 Yes
Yahoo Video Flash Template:Nts ? ? ? ? ?
YouTube HTML 5 Open Web Video or Flash H.264, Sorenson codec Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Template:Nts Yes

Site Traffic

Service Alexa Site Rank Quantcast Site Rank Monthly Unique Visitor (US)
blip.tv 3,923 812 2,209,322
Break.com 433 120 8,162,650
Broadcaster.com 15,415 ? ?
ClickCaster 174,200 183,990 7,397
Dailymotion 29 147 7,047,041
flickr 33 ? ?
Google Video 296 4,800,000
GoFish(closed) 2,287 2,286 985,040
iFilm 4,018 1,437 1,600,000
imeem 146 107 9,115,420
Internet Archive 372 1,582 1,600,000
Metacafe 182 104 9,192,447
Multiply 106 3,794 694,738
Nico Nico Douga 137 18,250 51,795
OneWorldTV 1,332,511 2,000
Ourmedia 75,830 98,644 16,253
Phanfare 26,269 8,025 322,164
Putfile 2,266 3,452 772,083
Qik 14,857 26,931 505,000
Revver 3,861 4,210 606,734
RuTube 1,261 ? 4,000,000
sevenload 1,923 12,798 192,022
Stage 6 (closed) 133 1,547 1,400,000
showmedo 74,919 ? ?
The Video Bay 49,313 88,089 ?
Tudou 174 6,553 266,022
Twango 29,462 34,129 66,381
Veoh 77 233 5,429,576
Vimeo 5,963 7,237 351,665
vMix 85,339 52,751 25,798
VReel (closed) 25,255 1,705,000
Yahoo Video  ? 760 2,400,000
YouTube 3 4 52,436,820

Notes

  1. publishers who opt-in get 50% share
  2. No possibility to opt-out downloading [1].
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 No Porn
  4. see DailyMotion#International
  5. "Dailymotion legal terms". http://www.dailymotion.com/legal/terms. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  6. http://video.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138275
  7. Google Video#Availability of service
  8. No sexual content or bad language
  9. Depends on codec and OS
  10. English preferred
  11. Quicktime Only
  12. English, German, Turkish,Mandarin,Spanish,Italian,French,Polish,Russian
  13. For more info, see " Tudou now bigger than Youtube?" Shanghaiist, October 11, 2007.
  14. VReel Revenue Share scheme VReel-Eoin at 29 December 2008
  15. For more info, see "About Youku"
  16. YouTube - Broadcast Yourself
  17. [YouTube Video Streams Top 1.2 Billion/Day "YouTube Video Streams Top 1.2 Billion/Day"]. Techcrunch (Techcrunch). YouTube Video Streams Top 1.2 Billion/Day. 
  18. "YouTube revenue sharing program". Google, Inc (Google, Inc). 2007-12-10. http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/12/youtubes-revenue-sharing-program.html. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  19. Many external services exist to download YouTube videos, but none are officially sanctioned by YouTube. Some Presedential videos allow MP4 downloading.
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 20.11 converts to Flash, original available
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 no conversion
  22. 22.00 22.01 22.02 22.03 22.04 22.05 22.06 22.07 22.08 22.09 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 converts to Flash
  23. 3G2, DIVX
  24. DV, and FLV
  25. 25.0 25.1 H.263, H.264, FLV
  26. Any file type can be uploaded (including text, images, documents, videos and programs)
  27. converts to Google Video
  28. GVI, FLV
  29. DV, FLV. mp3, wma, wav
  30. MP2, All formats are converted to WMV, FLV, and MP4
  31. FLV MP2 DV (these, among others convert to Flash; unsupported formats available for traditional file download)
  32. DivX, H.263, H.264, FLV, Xvid
  33. Converts to Embedded Flash and QT
  34. H.264, 3GP, MV4
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 Converts to Embedded Flash
  36. ZIP, RAR, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIF, JP2, PSD, WMF, EPS
  37. FLV, M4V, 3G2
  38. 38.0 38.1 3G2, DIVX, DV. Original file can also be downloaded in original format.
  39. 3G2
  40. for best performance
  41. longer for MotionMaker users
  42. 100 MB when using the web-based uploader
  43. since May 2009[2], phasing out VP6
  44. When not being a premium member it's Template:Nts MB

See also

Types of Internet hosting service
Personal tools

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