YouTube. Yes, that’s the name comes to our mind when we hear or think of the word “videos”. With over a billion users across the world, YouTube is undoubtedly the most popular website for sharing and streaming videos. But what if there is no YouTube? Well, nothing is going to happen to YouTube in any sooner future but as we know, YouTube has been banned in some countries. So that makes us think if there are actually some alternatives to YouTube on the Internet. The answer is, Yes there are!
The Internet has many websites for sharing and streaming videos. Here we will take a look at the top 7 alternatives to the YouTube. Let’s see which one attracts you the most.
It’s not a new name for us all. We all are very well familiar with Dailymotion. Dailymotion is said to be the 2nd largest website on the Internet for online videos. Dailymotion gets over 112 million visitors every month and that is huge. And that’s what make it attractive for the video lovers as you can always get the viral stuff in here.
Also, its interface is quite similar to that of the older versions of YouTube. A user can upload a video of a maximum length of 60 minutes and of 4GB size in HD 1080p resolution. If you wish to upload a video lengthier than that then you will need to sign up for MotionMaker account. Signing up on MotionMaker is also free. Dailymotion is not as popular in the US as it is in Asia, Europe, and Africa but it’s not too far behind. If you believe you make great quality videos then you can definitely make a mark on Dailymotion.
Flickr is also a well-known website across the web but it’s more popular for hosting pictures. Let me tell you that Flickr allows you to upload videos as well. All it needs you is to have a Flickr account. Create your Flickr account for free. You can upload the videos on Flickr the same way you upload your pictures on it. Your free account can contain 1TB memory whereas the PRO account provides you unlimited storage as well as ads-free experience.
Flickr is owned by Yahoo! and it has made its ground in the field. Flickr allows videos of 90 seconds and these videos are called “long photos”. It seems a very short length for videos but that’s what keeps it interesting. You can upload 2 of such videos from your free account every month. Paid account will allow you to upload as many videos as you want.
Vimeo is popular for all good reasons. It has a very attractive interface and it’s also smooth even for 1st timers. The best thing about Vimeo is that it doesn’t put ads on the videos. Yeah, sometimes the ads on the YouTube videos are irritating. But with Vimeo, you can enjoy happy streaming with no ads playing before or in-between. You can create your Vimeo account for free. The free account allows you to upload the content of 500MB every week, no matter what number of videos it may take.
To extend the upload limit to 5GB, you can get a paid plan on Vimeo which will cost you approx $10 every month. There is also an annual paid plan on Vimeo which costs approx $200 per year. With this plan, you will be allowed to upload 20GB of content every week.
Vimeo has a very good video player. Vimeo was created to share creative work by filmmakers and other individuals. Maybe that’s why you will find a lot of creative short films, music videos, documentaries, and autobiographies.
Metacafe doesn’t allow to upload new videos for reasons best known to them but it gets over 40 million visitors on monthly basis. Metacafe has been in the business since 2003 that makes it older than YouTube in the video’s world. Probably it’s the oldest video site that’s still being used across the World Wide Web. What makes it different is its unique interface for browsing videos.
Metacafe categorizes the videos according to the content so you can pick the videos best suited for you and enjoy the browsing. It is the best option if you are looking for short original videos. As Metacafe claims, the average length of videos on this site is just over 90 seconds.
Veoh is a very good alternative to YouTube as it offers its users to upload videos of any length. Yes, no restrictions to the entertainment you want. That surely makes Veoh a great alternative to watching your favorite movies. Veoh is also quick in viewing and uploading lengthy videos. Veoh has an easy to use interface, too. What makes it different than others is its social side. Veoh allows its users to add friends, personal messages, groups, and forums. Though it’s searching function is not as good as compared to its competitors. But overall it brings a very good experience to its visitors.
Vevo is the one which is trending too quickly in the recent times. It has become a very good platform for the lovers of music. Vevo is also being used by musicians to create the perfect videos. That’s what makes it a superior partner of YouTube with the music industry. Though there are some restrictions in loading the Vevo videos, it’s ought to become more popular in the youth. Vevo seems to be making a brand out of itself and it definitely makes it a great alternative if you are addicted to YouTube for your love for music.
Zippcast has a huge database that has videos of all kinds. You can find stuff of any kind on the website, which doesn’t let you restricted to just some particular choices of videos. It has become very popular among the news agencies. If you are looking for some good high-quality video recordings then Zippcast for sure should be your next move. Zippcast also allows you to communicate with the other users on the website. You can share videos, statics and you can also post your comments.
These were some great alternatives to YouTube. You can give a try to the ones which you feel most suited to your preferences. These are just a short list of some popular videos websites that are YouTube alternatives. There would surely be many others as well. So you can always keep browsing the Internet and find new sources of your entertainments.