Best Video Sites that are YouTube Alternatives

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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 is not available in some countries. So that makes us think if there are 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 YouTube. Let’s see which one attracts you the most.

Best Video Sites that are YouTube Alternatives

  • Dailymotion
  • Flickr
  • Vimeo
  • Metacafe
  • Veoh
  • Vevo
  • Zipcast

1] Dailymotion

It’s not a new name for us all. We all are very well familiar with Dailymotion. Dailymotion is said to be the 2nd most extensive website on the Internet for online videos. Dailymotion gets over 112 million visitors every month, and that is huge. And that’s what makes 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 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 high-quality videos, then you can make a mark on Dailymotion.

2] Flickr

Flickr is also a popular website across the web, but it’s more famous 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.

Yahoo owns Flickr! 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 short length for videos, but that’s what keeps it interesting. You can upload 2 of such videos from your free account every month. A paid account will allow you to upload as many videos as you want.

3] Vimeo

Vimeo is famous for all good reasons. It has a beautiful 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 light 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 an outstanding video player. Vimeo was created to share creative work by filmmakers and other individuals. Maybe that’s why you will find a lot of original short films, music videos, documentaries, and autobiographies.

4] Metacafe

Metacafe doesn’t allow to upload new videos for reasons best known to them, but it gets over 40 million visitors monthly. 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 in use 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.

5] Veoh

Veoh is an excellent alternative to YouTube as it offers its users to upload videos of any length. Yes, no restrictions on the entertainment you want. That surely makes Veoh a great alternative to watching your favorite movies. Veoh is also quick in viewing and uploading long 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 outstanding experience to its visitors.

6] Vevo

Vevo is the one which is trending too quickly in recent times. It has become an excellent platform for lovers of music. Vevo is also being used by musicians to create 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 ought to become more prevalent in the youth. Vevo seems to be making a brand out of itself, and it makes it a great alternative if you are addicted to YouTube for your love for music.

7] Zippcast

Zippcast has a vast database that has videos of all kinds. You can find any stuff on the website, which doesn’t let you restricted to just some particular choices of videos. It has become trendy among news agencies. If you are looking for some sound 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.

There would surely be many others as well. So you can always keep browsing the Internet and find new sources of your entertainments.

These are just a short list of some popular videos websites that are YouTube alternatives. Which one do you use?

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Ankur Mehta

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