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The Best Free Online Video Hosting Sites

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Best Free Video hosting online

Beyond YouTube - The best video hosts...

Here's the situation - you have an incredibly funny, shocking, or useful video stuck on your computer or camera phone, and have no way to post it online to share with the world. Well, young Speilberg, you're in luck. Hosting videos online has never been easier or free-er.

This lens will help connect you with quick and simple services that carry the bandwidth burden of your videos for you, as you become the next web video star.

Free Video Hosts online sites - Free Video Hosting Online - Turning internet TV into a reality

Based on what you need from a host, choose the service that best fits you. Or, just go bananas and post your video on all of them! Its free so why not.

  • YouTube
    This site is one of the most popular places for people to share and find new videos. They limit the clips to under ten minutes, the quality is reduced, and the site can become slow or unresponsive without warning. Despite the bugs, YouTube has an ac
  • Vimeo
    This site is similar to YouTube because it lets people socialize around the video. However, since it's less popular, don't count on as many people being exposed to your work.
  • Revver
    Revver is less focused on community, and but more useful for making money off your video. The Revver service will match ads to your video, and give you a piece of the action from whatever the advertiser pays. And here's the kicker - when a fan plays
  • MySpace Video
    This service sucks, but since it's by MySpace, it is very popular. And since this site is popular, you should know about it.
  • Google Videos
    What's cool about Google Video is the ability to upload any length video and make it available for download to an iPod or PSP, if you so choose. In the future, Google plans to allow small time directors, such as yourself, the ability to sell their vi
  • AOL Uncut Video
    AOL's video hosting service is very similar to YouTube, which isn't a bad thing. It's not good either.
  • MSN Soapbox
    MSN's hasn't launched their YouTube clone yet, but you can expect it to be popular for the same reason MySpace Video is.
  • Dailymotion
    DailyMotion has a heavy focus on social networking, with the ability to create groups, leave comments, and ratings, etc.
  • MetaCafe
    MetaCafe stresses that they try to review all of the sites videos, and promote the best ones.
  • iFilm
    If your video is good enough, VH1 may select it to appear on its Web Junk 20 program.
  • Motionbox
    Motionbox tries to cure the problem of sharing long videos by allowing you to highlight and tag portions of the video that are the most interesting parts.
  • GorillaVid
    On GorillaVid you can upload a whole range of different files: images, videos, audio and flash for example. It is a content management hosting service allowing you to avoid USB sticks in favour of uploading to your personal account.
  • Ovfile
    Ovfile is specifically for online video storage and hosting. It is to avoid using the annoying USB stick. You can search for other people's files if they allow their files to be open access, if not they are completely hidden and only the uploader can
  • Grouper now Crackle
    Grouper is unique because they also provide desktop software that allows you to edit your videos, and upload them directly to the site. SONY bought Grouper, so you can probably expect your clips to lay next to SONY's library of music videos and movie
  • Yahoo Videos
    Yahoo Videos doesn't just allow uploading of your videos, they also search for vids, no matter what site they're hosted on. In theory, this may get your video a bigger audience than some of the hosting only services. Update: this service is no longer

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These software packages allow you to produce a professionally made video with the vast amount of manipulation techniques. Use this software before uploading any videos to a video hosting website for maximum effectiveness, better ratings and ultimately success.

Youtube, Dailymotion, Google Videos?

Have your say on what is the best video hosting website

Share Content More Effectively With These Online Video Hosting Tips

Sharing content online is one of the fastest ways to connect with hundreds or possibly even thousands of people all over the world, but when it comes to publishing this type of content, you might quickly find that it is a lot trickier than publishing HTML. There are many reasons why this is the case; what are you going to do with files that are simply too large for a platform, or in the event that your video simply attracts too many visitors and your site is suddenly overwhelmed? By planning ahead, you can ensure your videos stay right where you put them; on the net for everyone to view.

Putting Your Hosting Into Professional Hands

If you don’t want to deal with all of the hassle that comes along with hosting a video (or possibly even a blog of videos), you might want to consider putting this into the hands of a professional. There are companies that will allow you the chance to host your videos via their platforms and because they are in control, they’ll take care of things like security and issues with site maintenance. While you might have to pay a bit more for the privilege, isn’t it worth it knowing that you won’t be up until all hours of the morning trying to figure out how your site got hacked?

Upload and Go

The best thing about professionally-run platforms is the fact that they allow customers to upload their videos quickly and easily, and they’ll even go the extra mile in helping you to track your viewers; all-in-all, they take the stress out of video hosting.

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on July 06, 2018:

Had not heard of some of these so this was cool. Always looking for another video hosting site.

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anonymous on November 21, 2013:

Never know what I might discover when browsing around Squidoo. This is what I call "valuable and useful" information. Thanks so much for sharing. Glad I stopped by!

Vortrek Grafix on September 14, 2013:

You are quite right to feature video editing software on a video hosting sites lens. Too many videos I've seen on Youtube don't even do basic editing like diting out garbage, let alone add special effects. video editing software consioderably enhances the quality of almost any video. BTW - how come you didn't list Pinnacle Studio? Lots of great features with an intuitive interface which makes for an easy learning curve.

MC Productions on June 01, 2013:

There are tons of video hosting website, however for me the best 2 is Youtube, Vimeo and Daillymotion.

anonymous on April 28, 2013:

I did not realize there were so many sites..

RetroMom on March 23, 2013:

thank you for sharing.

AnaHoffman LM on March 08, 2013:

Hey, I always say that video is one of the best traffic generation methods online!

Given the load of work online entrepreneurs have to deal with, creating a nice video that will constantly bring new visitors to our website should be a no-brainer, right?

spencerharry80 lm on March 02, 2013:

The lens is really nice, attractive and informative... nice piece of work.

Salsa Dancing on February 27, 2013:

You can host videos on sites like Dropbox and Mega as well.

anonymous on February 23, 2013:

irackit.com upload 3GB and can also make the content private

CristianStan on February 23, 2013:

I believe one of the best video hosting sites is Vimeo

mattwebber on February 20, 2013:

Thank you for taking time and creating this list. Really helpful.

selenabrandal on February 11, 2013:

I'm new here at squidoo. is fun and full of creativity like you.

McMenimen on February 06, 2013:

Good stuff here, thanks!

lilantz on February 06, 2013:

You have a very good list of video hosting sites. Some of them I don't even know about.

PurpleTurtle LM on February 04, 2013:

Great Lens. My favorite video sharing site would have to be YouTube. It not only acts as video storage, but a form of passive income as well.

elin678 on January 31, 2013:

Great lens!

JustDotDotDot LM on January 28, 2013:

Good list!

TarahFlesch on January 04, 2013:

Nice lens!

buywebsitetemplates on January 02, 2013:

I love this list. I hope to see a longer update list of video sites.

How could we upload videos to Squidoo by the way?

Accounting-firm on January 01, 2013:

Awesome lens and great info

Kegnum on December 27, 2012:

Anything that you want for free, can be found on Free Samples!

toppers lm on December 27, 2012:

Thanks for this amazing lens.

anonymous on December 20, 2012:

I found a new website pozst.com its good for funny and viral videos

anonymous on December 11, 2012:

ipikz.com

is a brand new website that does exactly everything YouTube does but with extra twist, you can not just upload videos, you can also upload pictures, and has lots of community social addons which makes sharing, commenting, on facebook, stumbleUpon, ect a breeze. Check it out, they just launched the website on 12.5 12

anonymous on December 08, 2012:

You forgot another video site. www.NewVideos.com is a free video sharing site. Awesome. Start a channel. Advertise your business

Edit Photos from Earth on December 08, 2012:

Nice resource. Blessed and linked to from my Free Video Editors lens. Thanks for sharing these tips.

oakstreet on November 29, 2012:

Full of useful information and resources on video hosting in this len and I like it.

bnbsecretgarden on October 24, 2012:

hey , i just signed up for the 3 top site i think , youtube , dailymotion adn vimeo :)

anonymous on October 16, 2012:

thanks, very helpful

KristoferPurple on September 14, 2012:

Just wanted to drop in and say this is an awesome lens! :)

JaskeMann on September 11, 2012:

Who knew there were so many. I'll have to check them out, thanks for the lens.

JesusDensford on September 07, 2012:

Youtube is still king, but Vimeo is definitely getting up there.

maewlaay lm on September 01, 2012:

YouTube is the best.

anonymous on August 13, 2012:

@fascina: wat are yhu single

crinfok on August 09, 2012:

I do have some of the video hosting sites posted on my blog, feel free to check them at:

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anonymous on August 08, 2012:

very nice lens... keep on making more and more

anonymous on August 08, 2012:

very nice lens... keep on making more and more

mbmusgrove lm on August 07, 2012:

Metacafe used to allow free video hosting; not sure if it's still free or paid now. In any case, thanks for posting these! It's hard to find places online to plop such huge files! (I personally like Premiere Pro CS6 for editing :-)).

fascina on August 06, 2012:

I choose Youtube.

TheCoolStuffHQ on July 12, 2012:

Youtube wins !

TheCoolStuffHQ on July 12, 2012:

Youtube wins !

poorwendy lm on July 11, 2012:

I didn't think that you could upload on Crackle.

anonymous on July 05, 2012:

Another Great Video site is www.NewVideos.com. You can upload your own videos or watch what others have down loaded

teers44 on July 05, 2012:

http://photobucket.com/

anonymous on June 19, 2012:

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TheMotionCrafters on June 06, 2012:

SOOOOO insightful thanks a bunch for saving me time! This lens does a great deal to someone who is looking to compare and contrast the various video hosting options available like me!.

anonymous on June 06, 2012:

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anonymous on May 24, 2012:

@ryan0gard3: The advertisements pay for the storage/bandwidth.

Viral-Marketing-Assistant on May 18, 2012:

A great list to use for reference.

webhostingvergleich on May 12, 2012:

Thank you for this List of sites :) - clipfish.de and myvideo.de are german video hosting sites!

ryan0gard3 on May 12, 2012:

Just wondering how those sites can survive by giving free hosting...

Kara Hara on May 10, 2012:

Thanks for the interesting lens.

desa999 lm on May 09, 2012:

Great coverage of this topic. Well done.

cynthiannleighton on April 30, 2012:

Hope you'll update your list over time! Nice lens.

ikehook lm on April 26, 2012:

thanks for the info, i don't have to look around anymore

KnowItAll-London on April 19, 2012:

Ooo.This is what I need.Free video hosting sites names.

I will be back!

anonymous on April 16, 2012:

The Corporate Video Production provides services that a small and medium-sized companies can afford. Just dial +44(0) 20 7234 3549 (UK) and +1 203 8371488 (US) for inquiry."

blazingzone lm on April 15, 2012:

Great lens, thanks for sharing!

gamrslist on March 31, 2012:

cool lens thank you

RugratsFan2 on March 23, 2012:

These are just stupid mainstream sites... There are other great sites like GorillaVid, Ovfile and so many more.

GregCunningham on March 11, 2012:

I haven't heard of some of these sites. Good info.

bbires on March 10, 2012:

Nice lens.

Irishstorm on March 05, 2012:

This needs to be updated. Yahoo! does NOT provide an "uploading" service, so it is NOT a hosting service. Grouper no longer exists and is now called "Crackle", which does NOT offer uploading or hosting either.

asambos on February 21, 2012:

hello, i love your lens very informative

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Lindrus on February 13, 2012:

Another good site is vbox7.com

Occasiondresses on February 10, 2012:

Vidmeup is also good for video hosting! :D It is free and you can make your own video site.

http://vidmeup.com/

Occasiondresses on February 10, 2012:

Vidmeup is also good for video hosting! :D It is free and you can make your own video site.

http://vidmeup.com/

james233 on February 06, 2012:

Thank you for this information where to buy

Little Linda Pinda from Florida on January 30, 2012:

Thank you for the extra video hosting places.

Bargtntr on January 30, 2012:

Very useful, thank you.

mylinkcenter on January 30, 2012:

Break. But I still pick youtube as my most favorite. Nice lens.

desa999 lm on January 29, 2012:

Tubemogul allows you to submit videos to different sites automatically.

anonymous on January 27, 2012:

http://www.havenvideo.com/videohosting.html looks like a good video host site, has anyone used ir

MillBucks on January 23, 2012:

Thanks for sharing this great info, I never knew about all these other video hosting sites. I will be sure to check them out.

smfrick on January 06, 2012:

Thanks for the great Lens

revenue4u on January 01, 2012:

Nice lens, great info. Squid Liked.

anonymous on December 30, 2011:

great tips, this is what i posted

http://vimeo.com/33544643

jadehorseshoe on December 24, 2011:

USEFUL Lens!!!

anonymous on December 14, 2011:

better is to make money from modovideo.com ...

karelito on December 04, 2011:

Wow, great list, didn't realize there were that many of them.

FitnessReflection on December 02, 2011:

Sweet lens, thanks for sharing so many links.

seosmm on November 27, 2011:

Very nice lens!

scenestreams on November 19, 2011:

Hey great lens youtube is obviously the best...or at least in my opinion.

Check out my video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVFLKE708Vo&amp...

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JoshK47 on November 10, 2011:

Great lens - good to see that there are other options besides just YouTube. :) Competition breeds improvement, after all.

desa999 lm on November 04, 2011:

Does pixilpipe fit into this group? Like your lens.

koomakooma2324 on October 19, 2011:

ya theres a lot of sites like youtube if u search a lot u could even find one that's better but i don't think there will ever be a site (like youtube) that's more famouse

koomakooma2324 on October 19, 2011:

ya theres a lot of sites like youtube if u search a lot u could even find one that's better but i don't think there will ever be a site (like youtube) that's more famouse

ratetea on September 30, 2011:

I had no idea how many of these different sites there were; I had heard of a few of them but it seems like there are so many!

ratetea on September 30, 2011:

I had no idea how many of these different sites there were; I had heard of a few of them but it seems like there are so many!

anonymous on September 14, 2011:

Nice lens - thanks. There's a new video hosting option: http://www.vidmeup.com. Allows you to build your own free videosite at your own domain, with paid upgrades to build a community of uploaders or monetize your video content. It would be great if you could add it to your list please. (Disclosure - I am a founder of vidmeup.com... and I love it!)

prowebhosting33 on September 05, 2011:

Nice list with video hosting sites I did not know that there are so many websites where you can host your video. I was using only youtube till now but I will try to use those websites as well.

Thank you !

PedroMorales1 on September 03, 2011:

thanks for the info, I wonder if adding an ebay module might increase your earnings here since they have lots of auction on video cameras.

anonymous on September 01, 2011:

Yes, outdated list. the Best Video Site by far is TheFreeStyleLife.com or TheFreeStyleLife. It cuts through the clutter and provides the most interesting films as I have kids and a busy life to seek this out. The site provides the best user experience by allowing all content to be purchased with just a click and can access it on my phone, ipad, and my kid's Xbox (I tried this last night). It also has a feature that recommends other videos that I like based around my previous videos viewed and I believe search. Through the site, I was able to share and recommend to my finance friends the film Margin Call.

Mosoma on August 24, 2011:

Nice lens. Thank you.

Lindrus on July 28, 2011:

Thanks for the list! Some outdated information though. Google video doesn't exist anymore, and yahoo video doesn't accept any user uploads.

manchester lm on July 17, 2011:

I think Google Video has been stopped now? Not that they needed it as they own Youtube! Otherwise a brilliant list of sites. Thank you :)

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