Video Share Websites Review

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Why Video Share Websites?

Video share websites are changing the way we view media and the media we view. On the Internet, amateur producers can share their videos with thousands of viewers and average people can steal the limelight from Hollywood stars.

Whether you’re looking for a clip of your favorite movie, an important newscast, a how–to video or just some good entertainment, you’ll find it on the Internet. Video share sites make it easy to browse, find and watch your favorite streaming video.

You can become a celebrity or famous producer overnight. Video share sites offer the tools and resources producers need to create and upload videos. You can access helpful articles and editing tools. Some sites allow you to post your videos for everyone to view or keep them private.

In this site, you’ll find articles on video share and production and comprehensive reviews on video share sites that will help you make an informed decision on which video share site is right for you. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don’t Have To.™

What to Look for in a Video Share Website

There are currently over 50 video share websites on the Internet and the number continues to grow. Most of these websites offer free memberships. We've scoured the web for the very best video share websites—so after reading about the advantages and disadvantages each has; you may want to try a few sites before choosing one.

Below are the criteria TopTenREVIEWS used to evaluate video share websites.

Audience Features
Video share websites should have features that make searching and viewing videos enjoyable. These features may include a search box, the ability to search by category, screenshot previews of the videos, a short description of the content, user submitted video ratings and other items that enhance the viewing experience.

Producer Features
The best video hosting sites offer resources for those who produce and post videos. The site may offer video creation tools, educational resources and the ability to add a description and select whether the video is public or private.

Content
This is one of the most important aspects of video sharing sites and the reason we visit them. The best sites have a large library of good content. The content should be regulated, and not include copyrighted, pornographic, racist or violent movies; or movies that offend human dignity, are contrary to decency or endanger youth.(Note: Though many movie share sites have strict content policies, occasionally movies that contain questionable material are posted.

Ease of Use
Video share sites should be easy to navigate and use with organized categories and a search box. The videos should load and play quickly without buffering delays.

Help/Support
Though video share sites are free, they should still include first–class help and support through FAQs, user guides, customer service by email or phone, and ideally, a user forum.

Be sure to read the review on YouTube, the video share website our reviewers ranked #1.

At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don’t Have To.™

 
 
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10.00
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10.00
8.75
8.75
10.00
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8.75
8.75
10.00
10.00
10.00
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8.75
7.50
8.75
10.00
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5.00
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8.75
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7.50
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7.50
7.50
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Audience Features
Search Box
 
Advanced Search
  
  
Search by Category
  
User Submitted Video Rating
 
Comments
 
Screenshot Preview
 
Time
 
RSS Feeds
 
 
Create Video Playlist
  
  
Producer Features
Video Creation Tools/Resources
 
    
Add Description
  
Public Share
 
Private Share
 
  
Max File Size 1GB 60MB N/A N/A 150MB 100MB 500 MB 150MB   N/A
Accepted Formats
AVI
 
ASF   
 
 
MOV
 
 
WMV
 
MPG
 
Flash   
 
   
Content Related Features
Description of Video/Content Rating
 
Content Policy/Guidelines
 
Tag Words
 
Viewer Flags
 
    
Viewer Warnings
   
  
Help/Support
Phone           
Email
 
Tutorials
 
  
  
Knowledge Base
  
  
FAQs
 
User Forum