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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of current, notable "video hosting services. Please see the individual products' articles for further information.

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General information[edit]

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

Service Owner Launched Content license Ads # videos Views per day Location of main server Censorship Multilingual Ad revenue sharing Video downloadable
"Break.com "Defy Media 1998 own TOS Yes Unknown Unknown  "United States Yes[1] No Unknown No
"Dailymotion "Vivendi March 15, 2005 own TOS Yes >10,000,000 ~60,000,000  "France Yes[1] Yes Yes No[2]
"EngageMedia "EngageMedia March 2005 "Creative Commons No Unknown Unknown  "Germany Yes Yes N/A Yes
"Flickr "Yahoo 2004 own TOS Yes Unknown Unknown  "United States Yes Yes No No
"Globo Video "Globo.com 2002 Unknown Yes >500,000 Unknown  "Brazil Yes[1] No Unknown No
"Internet Archive "Internet Archive 1996 own TOS No Unknown Unknown  "United States Unknown Unknown N/A Yes
"LiveLeak "LiveLeak 2006 own TOS Yes Unknown Unknown  "United States Yes[1] No Unknown No
"Metacafe "Metacafe July 2003 own TOS Yes Unknown 17,000,000  "United States Yes Unknown No No
"MetaCDN "MetaCDN 2012 TOS No Unknown Unknown  "United States Unknown Yes N/A Yes
"Niconico "Dwango December 12, 2006 own TOS Yes >3,200,000 Unknown  "Japan Yes Yes No No
"QQ Video Tencent own TOS["permanent dead link] Yes Unknown Unknown  "China Yes[1] Yes Yes Unknown
"Rutube "Gazprom-Media 2006 own TOS Yes >3,000,000 >1,100,000  "Russian Federation Unknown No No No
"SAPO Vídeos "SAPO Unknown Yes Unknown  "Portugal No No No No
"Tudou "Tudou April 15, 2005 own TOS Yes Unknown 55,000,000[3]  "China Yes[1] Unknown Unknown Yes, with official tool only
"Tune.pk "tune.pk December 2006 own TOS Yes >100,000 >500,000  "Pakistan Yes No Yes Yes[4]
"Vimeo "Connected Ventures November 2004 own TOS Yes >1,000,000 1,000,000  "United States Yes[1] Yes[5] Unknown Not all videos allow download [6]
"vzaar vzaar Limited September 2007 own TOS No >100,000 Unknown  "United States Yes[1] Unknown N/A Yes
"Youku "Youku 2006 own TOS Yes Unknown >150,000,000[7]  "China Yes Unknown Unknown Yes, with official tool only
"YouTube "Google February 15, 2005 own TOS, optional "Creative Commons Yes[8] >461,000,000[9] 7,000,000,000[10]  "United States Yes Yes Yes Officially “Selected Videos Only”.[11]

Supported input file formats[edit]

Service "MPEG "MOV "WMV "AVI "MKV "MP4 "MOD "RA "RAM "ASF "Ogg "3GP "QT "WebM "Audio Other
"Dailymotion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes No No ?
"EngageMedia Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes Yes[12] ? No No Yes Yes[12] Yes[12] Yes Yes Yes ?
"Flickr[13] Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? No Yes ?
"Internet Archive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Any
"LiveLeak.com Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes [14]
"Metacafe[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? Yes Yes No No [16]
"MetaCDN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
"Nico Nico Douga[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No [17]
"Putfile[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ASX, 3G2
"RuTube Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No FLV
"ScienceStage Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes
"Tudou[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No FLV, M4V
"Veoh Yes Yes Yes[15] Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ?
"Viddler[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [18]
"Vimeo[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [18]
"vzaar[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
"Youku[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No FLV
"YouTube[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No [19]
Service "MPEG "MOV "WMV "AVI "MKV "MP4 "MOD "RA "RAM "ASF "Ogg "3GP "QT "WebM "Audio Other

Streaming video technical information[edit]

Service Video Player Streaming Video Format Max size (MB) Max time (min) Resolution (max) Video bitrate (kbit) Audio bitrate (kbit) Stereo sound 3D capable 60 FPS support
"blip.tv "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "On2 VP6 1,024 unlimited 1,280×720 ? ? Yes ? ?
"Break.com "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "On2 VP6 500 ? 464×352 340 kbit/s 30 frame/s mp3 CBR 64.0 kbit/s Yes Yes (red-blue anaglyph only)[20] ?
"Dailymotion "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "Ogg "Theora/"Vorbis or "H.264, "Sorenson codec 2,048[21] 60[22] 1,920×1080 ? 96~192 Yes ? No
"EngageMedia "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "H.264 unlimited unlimited 400×320 260 kbit/s 25 frame/s, mencoder mp3 CBR 64.0 kbit/s lavc codec No ? ?
"Facebook Live "HTML 5 Open Web Video ? 4,096 120[23] 1,280×720 ? ? ? ? Yes
"Flickr "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash ? 1,024[24] 3[24] 1,920×1080[25] ? ? Yes ? ?
"Globo Video "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "Sorenson codec, "H.264 Download unlimited unlimited 480×360 420 kbit/s 29.97frame/s mp3 96 kbit/s Yes ? ?
"Internet Archive "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "Ogg "Theora/"Vorbis unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes ? ?
"LiveLeak.com "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash ? 2,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
"Metacafe "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash ? ? 10 ? ? ? ? ? ?
"MetaCDN "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "H.264, "MPEG-4 and "RTMP unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes Yes Yes
"Nico Nico Douga "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "H.264, "On2 VP6 100 unlimited 640×384 unlimited[26] ? Yes ? ?
"RuTube "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "H.264 300 ? 640×480 (4:3), 640×360 (16:9) 1,000 ? ? ? ?
"Viddler "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "H.264, "3GP, "WebM, "MP4 unlimited unlimited 1,280×720 variable, average 1600, max 5000 128 Yes ? ?
"Vimeo[27] "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "H.264[28] 512 Basic; 5000 Plus; 20,000 Pro; 100,000 Pro Unlimited[29] unlimited 4,096×2160[30] variable 320 Yes Yes Yes
"vzaar "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "H.264 2,000 unlimited ? ? 128 Yes ? ?
"Youku "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "On2 VP6 1,024[31] unlimited ? ? ? Yes ? ?
"YouTube "HTML 5 Open Web Video or "Flash "H.264, "Sorenson codec, "VP8, "VP9 20,480; 131,072 for verified users [32] 15; 660 for verified users[33] 7,680×4320 variable 64~192 Yes Yes Yes
Service Video Player Streaming Video Format Max size (MB) Max time (min) Resolution Video bitrate (kbit) Audio bitrate (kbit) Stereo sound 3D capable 60 FPS support

Site traffic[edit]

Service "Alexa
Site Rank
"Quantcast
Site Rank
Monthly Unique
Visitors (USA)
"blip.tv 2,919 812 2,209,322
"Break.com 1,503 120 8,162,650
"Dailymotion 94 59 17,300,000
"flickr 33
"Internet Archive 372 1,582 1,600,000
"LiveLeak.com 639 229 7,500,000
"Metacafe 182 104 9,192,447
"Nico Nico Douga 137 18,250 51,795
"Putfile 2,266 3,452 772,083
"RuTube 1,261 4,000,000
"Tudou 84 6,553 266,022
"Vimeo 108 61 15,000,000
"Youku 49
"YouTube 2[34] 4 52,436,820
"Tune.pk 7,709 47 15,000,000

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h No pornography
  2. ^ "Dailymotion legal terms". Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ For more info, see " Tudou now bigger than Youtube?" Shanghaiist, October 11, 2007.
  4. ^ No possibility to opt-out downloading .
  5. ^ English, Spanish, French, German
  6. ^ can't find the "download video" button?. vimeo.com. 
  7. ^ For more info, see "About Youku"
  8. ^ Users may choose to enable or disable ads. Automatically enabled when video is identified as third-party content.
  9. ^ * - YouTube. youtube.com. 
  10. ^ "4B Vs. 7B: Can Facebook Overtake YouTube As No. 1 For Video Views And Advertisers?". Forbes. Forbes. 
  11. ^ Many external services exist to download YouTube videos, but none are officially sanctioned by YouTube. Some Presidential videos allow MP4 downloading.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g converts to Flash, original available
  13. ^ "Supported video file formats in Flickr". Yahoo / Flickr Help. March 6, 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  14. ^ WebM, rmvb, 3g2, MPG, swf, asx
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j converts to Flash
  16. ^ MP2, All formats are converted to WMV, FLV, and MP4
  17. ^ DivX, H.263, H.264, FLV, Xvid
  18. ^ a b 3G2, DIVX, DV. Original file can also be downloaded in original format.
  19. ^ H.263, H.264, FLV
  20. ^ "Break 3D - Break.com". break.com. 
  21. ^ "Upload specifications and encoding settings". Dailymotion. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  22. ^ longer for MotionMaker users
  23. ^ "Uploading & Viewing Videos: Technical Questions". Facebook. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  24. ^ a b "Difference between free and ad free accounts". Yahoo / Flickr Help. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "HD Videos on Flickr". Yahoo/Flickr Help. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  26. ^ unlimited for premium members; 600 kbit/s for free members
  27. ^ Compression Guidelines Vimeo
  28. ^ since May 2009, phasing out VP6
  29. ^ https://vimeo.com/forums/topic:104218
  30. ^ https://vimeo.com/help/compression
  31. ^ 200 MB when using the web-based uploader
  32. ^ "Upload videos longer than 15 minutes". google.com. 
  33. ^ "Upload videos longer than 15 minutes". google.com. 
  34. ^ "youtube.com Site Overview". alexa.com. 
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