Best Video Sharing Websites Like YouTube

No doubt, YouTube is video sharing site on the Web, even more popular than TV. When people need to share a video, this is the first site coming to their mind. Although, YouTube policy is very strict, especially copyright issues. For example, it prohibits users to upload duplicate, explicit, third-party content without owner’s permission. So if YouTube doesn’t accept your video file, you may upload it to your own site in Flash or HTML5 compatible formats. Alternatively, you can address other video sharing sites to publish your videos. Let’s have a look at 7 most popular video hostings apart YouTube.

Facebook Video

facebook video sharing siteFacebook video generates over  somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 billion views per day. The good news is that you likely already have a Facebook account and if you don’t, it’s very easy to create one, both as an individual, and as a brand.

With the focus Facebook is placing on video right now, it’s the best time to consider posting there, and it’s only a matter of time before all of the hiccups are fleshed out of the Facebook video rights management, or content ID system, now that the site is introducing Rights Manager. The social networking site also has a revenue share program for some creators, which makes it arguably the biggest video site outside of YouTube. Not only that, but Facebook is a true contender for the top spot down the road, if current trends continue.


vimeo Vimeo is like YouTube’s artsy cousin. It has very similar features to Google’s video platform, but tends to be considered the go-to place to post short films and episodic content.

Although YouTube has a much larger audience, Vimeo is the place to target an audience that appreciates well-made creative films, rather than the short entertaining video clips that have become the hallmark of YouTube. Vimeo has a number of revenue sharing models, including a “Tip Jar” and Vimeo on Demand. This allows creators great flexibility with ad-free models. This trade-off comes with a yearly subscription fee to post to the on demand portion of the site.


dailymotion_logo Dailymotion seems to be the community-first site that often gets left out of the online video race, but it has a great platform that is definitely worth utilizing for video.

The site has a robust set of analytics for creators, a revenue sharing program and a content ID system for combating copyright violations. Like YouTube, you are required to have an account to upload or comment, but you can watch video there just fine without one.




Twitch is a video site for gamers. Here people broadcast themselves playing or talking about games while others watch them either live or via archived footage. You can also broadcaast or archive your gameplay, chat with other gamers and join various gaming comminities. The free account comes with advertising on videos. If you want to remove it, consider going Turbo. Here are more options open to Turbo subscribers.




LiveLeak is a UK-based video sharing website that lets users publish videos. Although LiveLeak is majorly oriented to politics, war, and other world events, users are free to post any content they want if it doesn’t violate the website policy. For example. it’s prohibited to upload any advertising media, music (unless you are the copyright holder), videos showing criminal activity, etc. The ideal for LiveLeak video should contain sufficient factual background information or news value.




Veoh is an Internet television service that hosts studio content, independent productions and user-generated material. Once signed in to Veoh, you can upload videos of any length and embed them on your site or blog. Veoh accepts hundreds of different formats and has an extensive community for you to participate in. You may get in touch with other people, rate your favorite videos, leave comments and discuss the videos in channels and forums.




Break is a highly popular website mainly known for funny videos, clips, and funny pictures. Break accepts major video formats, such as AVI,  WMV, MPG and MOV.  All videos must be no bigger than 60MB. Break provides its users with three ways to upload videos: right from the site page, from your cellphone or you may send a video to Break via email. It’s also possible to add a photo album in JPG, BMP or PNG formats as an addition to your video.




Metacafe is a video-sharing website with millions of short videos. The categories are quite different: video games, sports, music, movies, and TV. The website features a special ranking algorithm that ensures that the uploaded videos are of high quality. Each video can be uploaded only once. One advantage of Metacafe is that it pays people for posting videos. If your content is popular among users and your video hit 20,000 views, Metacafe will pay you $5 for every 1,000 views.

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