• is a good spot if you're looking for near-HD quality video hosting. I also like the fact that you only have to upload in one format (such as MP4) and Blip will convert it to Flash video for you. They also provide a really good Flash player automatically, so you don't have to roll your own. And if you want to create a video podcast, Blip makes it easy by providing an rss feed and blog interface.
  • is a video-sharing platform that offers free and unlimited sharing of media. Their technology can track your videos as they spread across the web, and they split advertising revenues 50/50 with uploaders. That's a nice feature for people who have a knack for creating viral videos that rack up lots of viewers. (NEWS FLASH: It appears that Revver may be going under. Apparently the company is running out of money and is trying to sell. Stay tuned...)
  • Established in 2003, Metacafe is another example of a popular video site that is free to use and can earn you a bit of cash if others recognize your talent. Meta considers itself the elite of online video with over 25 million viewings a month, as its content is a result of community auditions, rankings and rewards. If you are serious about becoming known for your videography skills, this is an excellent place to start once you have honed your skills to make your videos more than amateurish. This is one site, however, that would not be a great outlet for your stupid pet tricks or funny home videos.
  • Based in Manhattan, New York, and Portland, Oregon, vimeo jokingly boasts over "7 billion users who have uploaded 950 trillion videos." Though one of the older and well established sites since 2004, this is probably not the place for those who have decided yesterday to become famous through web video. You can also find articles on camera usage, content, and shooting tips.
  • Stage6lets anyone upload and share video -- everything from short clips captured on mobile phones all the way up to full-length, high-definition feature films. One of their goals is to match the audience to the content, allowing filmmakers to interact with communities of people, who can help to define the content, instead of just consuming it.
  • Photobucket is well known as a photo sharing site, but they do video as well. Thay claim to be the most popular site on the Internet for uploading, sharing, linking and finding both photos and videos. A free Photobucket account can store 1 GB of data, whereas many of the other sites are unlimited. In addition, uploaded Videos that are longer than 5 minutes will be truncated.
  • is all about "finding new ways to engage your world through the power of online video." They encourage users to upload videos about hobbies, eyewitness news accounts, and stuff that's strange or spectacular. Dailymotion allows you to share your videos with the entire world, or limit viewing to just your friends. Join a DailyMotion group to find others who publish videos based on a common interest, and you can get feedback on your clips. Bloggers, you can configure your account so that when new videos are uploaded to DailyMotion, a new post will be created on your blog.
  • For musicians, Imeem is one of the best sites for artists and fans to get together. You can share your original music, videos, and photos, and download specific content from Warner as well as many indy labels.
  • Putfile is one of the largest and oldest of the uploadable video sites. With their simple tools, you can create your own personal webpage. It’s simply a matter of signing up, uploading, organizing, and sharing with those who are close to you or across the globe.
  • ShortBrain offers shorts, sports videos, and infotainment, and claims that they actually seek new talent, so if you are hoping to make it, this might be worth taking a chance. This is one of a number of sites where you can earn a share of revenue if your video is popular enough. The site also posts on the Web and a soon-to-be mobile podcast.
  • Zazzoo features a free service that allows you to upload videos, then send them to e-mails or display for others. It is almost like an online dating service as you set up your personal profile and upload a video of you talking, singing or other activity. As an additional bonus, you can send video greeting cards for special occasions. All it takes is a webcam and a bit of tweaking on the site.
  • Blinx launched SelfCastTV last year. It supports mpg, mov, flv, asf, rm and wmv video formats. You can upload from your mobile phone or any blog platform website after signup and can have your own channel. You can also download content to your PMP, PSP, or cellphone. You can rate videos, e-mail them to friends, comment, and manage your profile to suit your personality.
  • Yes, is yet another a video hosting site, but that's not the big deal here. Magnify is a great tool for people who want to add video to their own site, or create a video channel. Magnify uses your keywords to pull relevant videos from YouTube, Revver, Blip and other video hosting services, and gives you tools and templates to customize your video pages. If, for example, you want to create a video website all about bicycling, belly dancing or vegetarian cooking, it's pretty much a point and click affair. They also share ad revenue with content creators.
  • Finally, I should mention TubeMogul, a free service that enables you to upload your videos to all major video sharing sites in one swell foop! They also provide powerful analytics on how videos are being viewed, and by whom. This will save you a lot of time if you regularly upload videos to multiple hosting sites.