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Comparison of video hosting services

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 informationEdit

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 >17,000,000 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[7] Unknown N/A Yes
Youku Youku 2006 own TOS Yes Unknown >150,000,000[8]   China Yes Unknown Unknown Yes, with official tool only
YouTube Alphabet/Google February 15, 2005 own TOS, optional Creative Commons Yes[9] >461,000,000[10] 7,000,000,000[11]   United States Yes Yes Yes Officially “Selected Videos Only”.[12]

Supported input file formatsEdit

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[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes Yes[13] ? No No Yes Yes[13] Yes[13] Yes Yes Yes ?
Flickr[14] 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 [15]
Metacafe[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? Yes Yes No No [17]
MetaCDN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nico Nico Douga[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No [18]
Putfile[16] 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[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No FLV, M4V
Veoh Yes Yes Yes[16] Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ?
Viddler[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [19]
Vimeo[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No [19]
vzaar[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Youku[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No No FLV
YouTube[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No [20]
Service MPEG MOV WMV AVI MKV MP4 MOD RA RAM ASF Ogg 3GP QT WebM Audio Other

Streaming video technical informationEdit

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 HTML5 video or Flash On2 VP6 1,024 unlimited 1,280×720 ? ? Yes ? ?
Break.com HTML5 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)[21] ?
Dailymotion HTML5 video or Flash Ogg Theora/Vorbis or H.264, Sorenson codec 2,048[22] 60[23] 1,920×1080 ? 96~192 Yes ? No
EngageMedia HTML5 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 HTML5 video ? 4,096 120[24] 1,280×720 ? ? ? ? Yes
Flickr HTML5 video or Flash ? 1,024[25] 3[25] 1,920×1080[26] ? ? Yes ? ?
Globo Video HTML5 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 HTML5 video or Flash Ogg Theora/Vorbis unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes ? ?
LiveLeak.com HTML5 video or Flash ? 2,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Metacafe HTML5 video or Flash ? ? 10 ? ? ? ? ? ?
MetaCDN HTML5 video or Flash H.264, MPEG-4 and RTMP unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited Yes Yes Yes
Nico Nico Douga HTML5 video or Flash H.264, On2 VP6 100 unlimited 640×384 unlimited[27] ? Yes ? ?
RuTube HTML5 video or Flash H.264 300 ? 640×480 (4:3), 640×360 (16:9) 1,000 ? ? ? ?
Viddler HTML5 video or Flash H.264, 3GP, WebM, MP4 unlimited unlimited 1,280×720 variable, average 1600, max 5000 128 Yes ? ?
Vimeo[28] HTML5 video or Flash H.264[29] 512 Basic; 5000 Plus; 20,000 Pro; 100,000 Pro Unlimited[30] unlimited 4,096×2160[31] variable 320 Yes Yes Yes
vzaar HTML5 video or Flash H.264 2,000 unlimited ? ? 128 Yes ? ?
Youku HTML5 video or Flash On2 VP6 1,024[32] unlimited ? ? ? Yes ? ?
YouTube HTML5 video or Flash H.264, Sorenson codec, VP8, VP9 128,000 for verified users [33] 15 by default, 720 for verified users[34] 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 trafficEdit

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[35] 4 52,436,820
Tune.pk 7,709 47 15,000,000

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 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. ^ Cite error: The named reference softporn was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  8. ^ For more info, see "About Youku"
  9. ^ Users may choose to enable or disable ads. Automatically enabled when video is identified as third-party content.
  10. ^ * - YouTube. youtube.com. 
  11. ^ "4B Vs. 7B: Can Facebook Overtake YouTube As No. 1 For Video Views And Advertisers?". Forbes. Forbes. 
  12. ^ Many external services exist to download YouTube videos, but none are officially sanctioned by YouTube. Some Presidential videos allow MP4 downloading.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g converts to Flash, original available
  14. ^ "Supported video file formats in Flickr". Yahoo / Flickr Help. March 6, 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  15. ^ WebM, rmvb, 3g2, MPG, swf, asx
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j converts to Flash
  17. ^ MP2, All formats are converted to WMV, FLV, and MP4
  18. ^ DivX, H.263, H.264, FLV, Xvid
  19. ^ a b 3G2, DIVX, DV. Original file can also be downloaded in original format.
  20. ^ H.263, H.264, FLV
  21. ^ "Break 3D - Break.com". break.com. 
  22. ^ "Upload specifications and encoding settings". Dailymotion. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  23. ^ longer for MotionMaker users
  24. ^ "Uploading & Viewing Videos: Technical Questions". Facebook. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  25. ^ a b "Difference between free and ad free accounts". Yahoo / Flickr Help. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  26. ^ "HD Videos on Flickr". Yahoo/Flickr Help. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  27. ^ unlimited for premium members; 600 kbit/s for free members
  28. ^ Compression Guidelines Vimeo
  29. ^ since May 2009, phasing out VP6
  30. ^ https://vimeo.com/forums/topic:104218
  31. ^ https://vimeo.com/help/compression
  32. ^ 200 MB when using the web-based uploader
  33. ^ "Upload videos longer than 15 minutes". google.com. 
  34. ^ "Upload videos longer than 15 minutes". google.com. 
  35. ^ "youtube.com Site Overview". alexa.com.