In a previous post I explained why YouTube is falling apart. Here are five good alternatives to post and share your videos online.
Facebook video is my new favorite because it immediately promotes the video among your contacts. Instead of having to promote your video which can take a while and often be unfruitful you can link it to friends and even if you don’t it still comes up on their Wall. The upload times are fast and and setup is simple. Plus you don’t have to visit 2 sites for socializing online and uploading your video.
Vimeo is what Youtube should have grown into. The interface is easy and inviting. You’ll also find a better community and quality of videos (in the artsy way). The downside is that to upload your videos it can take around an hour and twenty minutes. When you’re on Vimeo it feels more official, you feel like your a part of something new and exciting, which Youtube has lost.
Veoh and Vimeo are really similar in upload times and ease of use. The quality you can have on the video is really good, but you have to wait for an an hour and twenty minutes just the same. What makes Veoh unique is that you can watch full length TV shows and even movies on the site. This takes away from the community feel but it’s still an awesome way to combine TV and user video on one site.
Viddler feels a lot like YouTube in it’s older days, a little messy but still sweet. It has an ultra fast 29 minute upload that beats YouTube and is really simple to use. A downside is the sloppy advertisements and design but if that isn’t a factor Viddler is a great site for an alternative of YouTube.
One word describes Blip.tv: Stylish, You won’t be finding really any sloppy looking graphics or excessive advertising on the whole site. Blip.tv is in essence run by a few core “shows” that even advertise on the site. This is a great video up loader if you’re planning on doing something that looks professional as the site is catered for such. But stick to the above if you’re just doing the run of the mill type video.