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Web Video Cheat Sheet

1:00 AM -- Here's an updated view of the Web Video Cheat Sheet, your favorite menu of online video sharing Websites.

Great news! This list is now available in a more robust, dynamic, yourfavoritebuzzwordhere form -- complete with site descriptions, target audience info, and editor's picks -- at Contentinople.

Over at C'nople, they call it the Video Sharing Guide. It doesn't sound as exciting as "Cheat Sheet," but rest assured they do have all the latest dirt on the world of online video. For example, they've got a full profile of what's happening at Crackle (formerly Grouper), which changed names and strategies just as this latest list was being finalized.

Of course, this resource is always missing something because there are SO MANY FREAKIN' video share sites out there. Just today I heard about YourFileHost, a site that will probably make this list in the coming weeks (but not now, I'm too tired). Anyway, enjoy the list and visit Contentinople early and often.

Table 1: Web Video Cheat Sheet
Website Property of Can you upload videos? Does the service offer video-editing capability? Single-file size limit? Time limit Pricing Structure Can you keep a video private? Does it require a software download? Can you get paid?
5min N/A Yes Yes 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes 5 min - 10 min Free Yes Yes No
Addicting Clips Atom Entertainment Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes 5 min - 10 min Free Yes No Yes
Aggrega N/A No No N/A N/A Free No No No
AniBoom N/A Yes No No limit None specified Free No No Yes
ApnaTube N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Atom Films Atom Entertainment Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No Yes
Blinkx N/A No No N/A N/A Free No No No
Blip.tv N/A Yes No No limit None specified Free No No Yes
Bolt GoFish Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Break.com N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No Yes
Brightcove N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes Under 5 min Free No No, Flash format required No
Buzznet N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Castpost Broad Holdings Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free (for now) Yes No No
Clesh Forbidden Technologies Yes Yes None specified None specified N/A Yes Yes No
Clickcaster N/A Yes No Bulk restriction None specified $4.99 to $29.99 with varying space and RSS feed ability No No Yes
Clipshack Reality Digital Yes No Bulk restriction None specified Free Yes No No
College Humor Collected Ventures LLC Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No Yes
Cozmo.tv N/A No No N/A N/A Free N/A No No
Current.tv N/A Yes No N/A N/A Free No No Yes
Cuts N/A No Yes N/A N/A Free Yes No No
Dailymotion N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Dave.tv Dave Networks Yes No None specified None specified Free Yes No No
DivX Stage6 DivX Yes No Over 150 Mbytes None specified Free No Yes, DIVX components Yes
Dovetail.tv N/A Yes No None specified None specified Free No Yes No
DropShots.com N/A Yes No None specified Under 5 min Free Yes No No
eSnips N/A Yes No Bulk restriction None specified Free Yes Yes, browser applet Yes
Expert Village N/A No No N/A N/A Free No No No
Eyespot N/A Yes Yes 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Famster iVenue Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Flixya N/A No No N/A N/A Free No No Yes
Free IQ N/A Yes No None specified None specified Some content is free, some PPV No No Yes
Funny or Die Gary Sanchez Productions Yes No None specified None specified Free No No No
GodTube BigJumpMedia Yes No None specified None specified Free Yes No No
GoFish N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Google Video N/A Yes No No limit None specified Free No No No
Grouper Sony Pictures Entertainment Yes Yes 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No, but the software allows editing No
Helpful Video N/A Yes No None specified None specified Free No No, but videos can be downloaded Yes
iFilm Viacom Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
JibJab JibJab Media Inc. Yes No N/A N/A Free Yes No No
Jumpcut Yahoo Yes Yes Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Kwego N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Liberated Films N/A Yes No No limit None specified Free No No Yes
LiveDigital N/A Yes No None specified None specified Free Yes No No
LiveVideo N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Lulu.tv Lulu Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No Yes
ManiaTV N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Mediabum N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Meevee N/A No No N/A N/A Free N/A Yes No
MeraVideo BrainGain Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Metacafe N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No Yes
Middio N/A No No N/A N/A Free N/A No No
Motionbox N/A Yes Yes 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Multiply.com N/A Yes No None specified 5 min - 10 min Free Yes No No
MyHeavy Heavy.com Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
MySpace News Corp Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
MyVideo N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No Yes
OneWorldTV OneWorld Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Ourmedia Outhink Media Yes No No limit None specified Free Yes No No
Panjea N/A No No N/A N/A Free No No No
Pawky N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No Yes
Phanfare N/A Yes No Over 150 Mbytes 5 min - 10 min $6.95/mo. for unlimited storage Yes Yes No
Photobucket N/A Yes Yes Bulk restriction 5 min - 10 min Free Yes No No
Podcast Spot Paramagnus Developments Yes No Bulk restriction None specified Free No No No
Podshow N/A Yes No Over 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Pooxi Kwego, Ltd. Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Porkolt.com N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
PureVideo PureVideo Networks No No N/A N/A Free No No No
Putfile N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Revver N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes Yes Yes
Rooftop Comedy N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No Yes
Scenemaker Gotuit Media Yes Yes N/A N/A Free No No No
Sclipo N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No Yes
Sharkle ViTrue Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Soapbox MSN Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes No limit Free No No No
Stashspace Afiniti Yes Yes No limit No limit Roughly $8 per hour of video stored Yes Yes No
Stupid Videos PureVideo Networks Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Sumo.tv N/A Yes No None specified None specified Free Yes No Yes
Super Deluxe Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
SuTree N/A No No N/A N/A Free N/A No No
TeacherTube N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Treemo N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Twango N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Uncut Video AOL Yes Yes None specified 5 min - 10 min Free No No Yes
uVouch N/A No No N/A N/A Free N/A No No
UVU WPBT Channel 2 Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Veoh N/A Yes No No limit None specified Free No Yes Yes
Viddler N/A Yes Yes Over 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Video Webtown N/A Yes No Over 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
VideoJug N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
VidiLife N/A Yes No No limit No limit Free Yes No No
Vidipedia N/A Yes No None specified None specified Free No No No
Vidmax N/A Yes No None specified None specified Free No No Yes
ViewDo N/A Yes No None specified None specified Free Yes No No
Vimeo Connected Ventures Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
vMix N/A Yes No Over 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
Vodpod N/A Yes No Over 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
vSocial vCONNECT Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
VuMe N/A Yes No Over 150 Mbytes 5 min - 10 min Free No No Yes
Yahoo Video N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
Youare.tv N/A Yes No None specified None specified Free No No No
YourKindaTV N/A Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free No No No
YouTube Google Yes No 100 Mbytes - 150 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No Yes
ZippyVideos N/A Yes No Under 100 Mbytes None specified Free Yes No No
UPDATED: July 24, 2007


— Phil Harvey, Person of the Year, Light Reading

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Skapare 12/5/2012 | 3:04:08 PM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet What video share sites don't require the Flash plugin?
jamesd3 12/5/2012 | 3:03:54 PM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet Website Property of Can you upload videos? Does the service offer video-editing capability? Single-file size limit? Time limit Pricing Structure Can you keep a video private? Does it require a software download? Can you get paid?

Website: AOL Video (http://video.aol.com)
Property of: AOL
Can You Upload Videos?: Yes
Does the service offer video editing?: Yes
Single file size limit?: None
Time limit?: 10 min
Pricing structure: Free
Private videos?: Yes
Software download?: No
Can you get paid?: Yes
jamesd3 12/5/2012 | 3:03:53 PM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet Website: AOL Video (http://video.aol.com)
Property of: AOL
Can You Upload Videos?: Yes
Does the service offer video editing?: Yes
Single file size limit?: None
Time limit?: 10 min
Pricing structure: Free
Private videos?: Yes
Software download?: No
Can you get paid?: Yes
steveparkinson 12/5/2012 | 2:59:30 PM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet Does the Flash plugin keep crashing your internet connection? It does mine in both explorer and firefox.

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:33:08 AM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet apparently one of these companies is getting funded every five seconds. so do tell if you come up with something i've missed.

ph
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:33:07 AM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet Missed Twango and Nelsok.

Might want to add CosmoTV, though it seems more of a personal video search service.

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:33:04 AM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet Jeff,

Thanks for the comment on mobile video. Seems like harvesting, processing, and distributing video from cell phones will do wonders of helping some of these sites grow their audience.

ph
jeffyee 12/5/2012 | 3:33:04 AM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet Thanks for including Treemo on the list. The length of this list demonstrates the strong competition in this space. But it also shows the consumer demand for web video as many of these sites have a strong base of users that create and share content online regularly. It is fun to be a part of the user-generated content revolution.

Companies, such as Treemo, need to differentiate themselves from this pack. At Treemo, we strongly believe in real-time social media which opens up new opportunities with mobile devices. It remains to be seen how user generated video will truly go mobile, but this is an excellent opportunity for companies in this space to differentiate and to take user-generated content to the next level.

Jeff Yee
COO, Treemo
infodave 12/5/2012 | 3:33:00 AM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet Great article Phil, but since you asked don't forget about The Video Awards (www.thevideoawards.com). It's a sharing site similar to flixya, fliqz or digg but adds an element of Awards which are selected monthly. It supports many of the video hosts you listed.

Thanks!
Dave
JimV 12/5/2012 | 3:32:59 AM
re: Web Video Cheat Sheet stage6.divx.com - The highest quality (up to 1080p) and interoperable with consumer electronics (like DVD players)
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