YouTube is the biggest video sharing website in the world, no doubt about that, but It isn’t the only place to upload and watch videos online, there are other good options too which often gets ignored because YouTube takes a huge chunk of share when it comes to online publishing and broadcasting of videos.

Looking at the options, here are some of the best video sites like YouTube, where you can either upload or watch videos, check them out.

1. DailyMotion

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In terms of users, DailyMotion is the second largest online video site in the world. With over 112 million monthly unique visitors, DailyMotion offers huge potential for your video to go viral and reach millions of people.

The interface of the website is quite similar to what YouTube used to look like in the past. You will see trending videos on the homepage and a search bar at the top.

To upload the videos, simply register for an account on DailyMotion with any valid email id and start uploading.

  • Maximum allowable uploading size of any video is 60 minutes in length and 4 Gb in size with a resolution of HD 1080p.

To remove the limit of size or length of video, you will have to sign up for MotionMaker account, which is also free of cost. You can find more details about MotionMaker account here.

You can also earn money from your video but for that you will have to be a part of DailyMotion OpenVOD program.

2. Vimeo

vimeo

After DailyMotion, next in the list is Vimeo. The interface of the website is very beautiful. On the homepage you will see a big sign-up form and if you scroll down, you will find some really good videos handpicked by the staff. Also, there are no ads before, after or in-between videos unlike YouTube.

Uploading videos on Vimeo is free but up to a certain extent,

  • With free account, you can upload 500 Mb of content weekly. You can upload any number of videos and of any duration but the weekly content shouldn’t exceed 500 Mb.
  • For upgrading the limit up to 5 Gb per week, go with the paid plan starting from 9.95 USD per month.
  • And the PRO plan with limit up to 20 Gb per week is billed annually only, 199 USD per year.

This place is more beneficial for serious video creators and If you are one of those, check out this awesome place.

3. flickr

Flickr

flickr is majorly used for hosting images but It also lets users upload and share videos, a lot of people are not aware of this fact.

For uploading a video, sign up for your free account and start uploading videos in the same way as you upload images on flickr. You can upload videos in HD quality too.

Flickr free account comes with 1 Tb memory and pro account comes with unlimited storage space, free from ads and provides detailed stats.

Features wise there’s not much to look in to flickr when it comes to videos.

4. Veoh

veoh

Veoh is again a very good alternative for YouTube. You can upload videos of any length and share them instantly. The site is having a clean UI with a lot of social features like adding friends, personal messages, forums, groups (where you can share your videos and reach more people) etc.

However, the search isn’t up to the mark which makes the browsing experience poor.

5. Metacafe

metacafe

Metacafe is the oldest player in the video sites and is live since 2003, even before YouTube came in to existence. The site serves more than 40 million unique visits every month.

The homepage of the site is different from every other video site and categories are well framed for better browsing experience.

Currently, Metacafe isn’t open for uploading new videos. (Reason is not known to us)

6. Blip.tv

blip

Blip.tv provides awesome browsing experience. There’s a lot of high quality video content available on the site in the categories ranging from animation, comedy, drama, movies, entertainment to tech, how to, news, sports etc.

Currently, Blip.tv isn’t open for new user registrations so you won’t be able to upload anything but you can browse a lot of quality content, find inspiration and learn new stuff.

7. Vube

vube

Vube is the newest video sites we have in this list. The site went live in early 2013 and with in a few months, It has reached in the list of top 100 most visited websites of the world. The site is driving massive amount of traffic from its aggressive marketing strategies.

The UI is clean and simple to understand, browsing experience is also decent.

You can freely upload videos on this site after registering for your free account, uploading process is quite simple to follow. The site is currently running contests to make sure that the users generate higher quality content.

If you are looking for YouTube alternative for user generated content then you must give this site a try.

SEE ALSO: How To Make Animated GIF From YouTube Videos

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Windows 10 WIFI problem. When i start my laptop i see wifi connected and when i try to connect it disappears. I have tried everything also updated drivers but not worked but it works well in linux. Find any solution for it to help me.
    Thank You.

  2. 1. I buy a domain name
    2. I buy webhosting
    3. I learn linux or get cPanel and publish a website with my videos embedded to all these Seven Alternative sites. (and or until you get your miniDV backed up videos banned on YT too)

    SO if I was Planning on Getting Banned from YT then I would make the investment to back up all my videos, I know most of you will skip this step, but when they pull the plug on you you’ll understand at that time how much of a mistake to put your whole life on there. So you got videos going back 6 or more years, it will be a royal pain in the butt to back it up. Too bad your phone doesn’t make miniDV’s, Still though your done reading now, you know what you should do.

    Whatever ya choose, I hope you choose well friends.

  3. youtube is terrible with the comments. they will let you post comments but you have to log out each time to check and then sometimes they are there and sometimes not so you will get some replies convincing you to continue commenting but really all your old comments might be gone. they could be doing it to millions of people and probably are. think people need to get serious about leaving youtube this has been going on for years it is not a bug or to fight spam but intentional censorship of people done in a very nefarious way to waste their time and keep the whole thing going.

    • there are other things they are doing like they can shape peoples opinion of what the community thinks using these comments. like even on non controversial areas they already know who might say something interesting and can give an impression that those people don’t exist. they can herd users with the next videos and the ones on the side they are very political with what they do and it is not for the public good. it doesn’t need to be overly perceptible to make a difference it is subtle how they do it. if you look at the search engine google which is also doing similar it is becoming hard to find important info that used to be there. now you have to put quotes in and remember much more details about the page you are trying to dig back up. they are in league with the corporations and removing income from certain types of channels like for example breast feeding. it is insiduouse people gradually are having their perceptions shaped. when looking at the comments ask yourself if this really looks like a cross section of the web users including people from all over the world.

  4. After watching (on YT) and reading a lot of reviews I created a Vidme channel yesterday. A lot of Youtubers have been posting there too as a “backup” or with an exit plan of leaving Youtube completely. One neat thing is viewers can donate to channels on the page of the video they’re watching. Vidme looks like a great community and the company takes great pride in their staff being available to answer questions in a timely manner….unlike Youtube.

  5. After watching and reading a lot of reviews I created a Vidme channel yesterday. A lot of Youtubers have been posting there too as a “backup” or with an exit plan of leaving Youtube completely. One neat thing is viewers can donate to channels on the video page. Vidme looks like a great community and the company takes great pride in their staff being available to answer questions in a timely manner….unlike the big red giant know as Youtube.

    • After watching and reading a lot of reviews I created a Vidme channel yesterday. A lot of Youtubers have been posting there too as a “backup” or with an exit plan of leaving Youtube completely. One neat thing is viewers can donate to channels on the video page. Vidme looks like a great community and the company takes great pride in their staff being available to answer questions in a timely manner….unlike the big red giant known as Youtube.

    • After watching and reading a lot of reviews I created a Vidme channel yesterday. A lot of Youtubers have been posting there too as a “backup” or with an exit plan of leaving Youtube completely. One neat thing is viewers can donate to channels on the video page. Vidme looks like a great community and the company takes great pride in their staff being available to answer questions in a timely manner….unlike the big red giant known as Youtube.

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