07/27/2022

5+ Must-Know Video Hosting Sites

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YouTube claims that it uploads over 1 billion hours per day of video. This is crazy.

We’ll be breaking up seven video hosting sites, some of which don’t require introductions and others that might surprise you.

  1. iPlayerHD
  2. YouTube
  3. Vimeo
  4. Wistia
  5. Brightcove Video Cloud
  6. SproutVideo
  7. DailyMotion

1. iPlayerHD

iPlayerHD can be used as an alternative to Kobe Digital’s video host and player. You can customize the player’s design for your site. 

The free version includes the ability to password protect videos, share them via social media, add subtitles or closed captioning to your videos and personalize thumbnails. Your videos are free of ads, even the free one.

Your videos and you will benefit from upgrading to iPlayerHD’s premium version . You’ll also receive more video views and bandwidth (up to 1 Terabyte).

Pros:

  • This is an excellent option for anyone looking for an all-in-one Kobe Digital video player and host.
  • Many of these features can still be accessed with the free plan.

Plans: iPlayerHD offers only one plan. You have the option to pay monthly, or for years.

2. YouTube

Let’s begin with the most well-known host. YouTube may not be the biggest online video platform. YouTube is the most popular search engine in world. YouTube has greater exposure than other platforms. YouTube hosts over 300 hours per minute of video. YouTube offers many great features including statistics that track the success of your videos, an ad platform to help you make money off your content, and access a vast music library to enhance your videos. YouTube lets you upload your content free of charge. YouTube allows you to upload your content for free.

Pros:

  • The largest audience
  • Great for SEO and Discovery
  • Upload free

Plans – Creators don’t have any premium plans. YouTube Premium was previously YouTube Red. It is now available only to the viewer.

3. Vimeo

The name “YouTuber” will make you laugh. Vimeo claims that it caters to creative professionals. Vimeo is also a social network site. However, there are many differences between the two. These plans have more storage and other features. You can still check out the free version, but it has very limited functionality.

Pros:

  • Considered “more important than YouTube”
  • A network of professionals
  • One the most flexible plans

Plans: Premium Vimeo plans start from $7-$75 per monthly Higher prices mean a higher weekly upload limit and more total account storage.

4. Wistia

Wistia is not as well-known as the others on this list. It has many great features that can help you tip the balance. Wistia’s service is all-arounder and will suit your business’s requirements. Wistia’s analytics tools and traffic management are another great feature. These tools are impressive and well-worth the cost.

Pros:

  • Video player with high customization
  • Video analytics that are exceptional

Wistia Pro costs $99 per month and Wistia Advanced costs $99 annually. You will need to contact the sales department to get a quote. It’s up to you to decide how much video you want.      

5. Brightcove Video Cloud

Brightcove, a well-known platform for video hosting, is something you might not have heard about. Brightcove is a well-known video hosting platform, but you may not have heard of it. The company’s primary customers are marketers and large-scale companies. Video Cloud, their video hosting platform, can be used for both publishing and hosting. Brightcove offers all customers the features they need at a price that is as intimidating as its featureset.

Pros:

  • Unrivaled range of features available to marketers and scaled businesses
  • Integration capabilities with large ecosystems

Brightcove plans start from $199 per month, and can go up from there. It is not recommended for beginners, but it appeals to large companies who use its services.

6. SproutVideo

SproutVideo may be a better video service than others, but it is still worth looking at. This position puts it in a favorable place without being over-marketed.

Pros:

  • Tria gratuita
  • Powerful Video marketing tools
  • Incredible security and video monitoring capabilities

Plans: The Sprout plan is $59/month, while the Tree plan is $199/month. The Forest plan is $499/month. “

7. DailyMotion

Although DailyMotion may not have a lot of “mindshare”, it is an excellent option that should not be missed. There are some exceptional topics, such as comedy, fashion, and live streaming gaming.

Pros:

  • Many content subjects seem to be more carefully curated that YouTube
  • This platform has a newslike feeling

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