Free Video Hosting Comparison

by admin on January 13, 2009

I thought I’d throw together a side by side comparison of some of the free video hosting services available. I’ll be adding some more over the next few days.

If you are looking for a more elegant media hosting solution, Amazon S3 offers a low cost alternative.

I uploaded the original video to TubeMogul which then distributes it to the other sites automatically. The original video is taken from a Nikon D90 at 720P (1280X720).

I have embedded the videos using the default code supplied by TubeMogul, most of these sites allow you to choose many more playback options.

YouTube

Yahoo!


Metacafe


Google


Dailymotion



Blip


Veoh

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Mike@cleanredwidgets January 14, 2009 at 5:06 am

That's a very informative comparison, and revealing in that the default settings give such varied results, especially the letterboxing; Dailymotion windows the thumbnail, and Yahoo has no thumbnail at all.
Is all the variation in how 720p is treated caused by the respective sites or is it the way TubeMogul submits the original?

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paulyoung January 15, 2009 at 4:41 am

Hi Mike,

Interesting question, after looking into it I added this post, http://cybercam.com/100/video-embed-code/

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jack January 19, 2009 at 6:32 am

very impressive

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Andrew burke February 12, 2009 at 11:02 am

Dang, I can’t view any of these on my iPod touch. Apple failed with this one.

Gotta go fire up the computer!

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