If you have an experience in the content marketing, you must be aware of the fact that more than 80% of the total Internet Traffic is generated by video content. But if you are wondering that don’t people just make video content? This is because it is a heavier content type in comparison to pictures or text-based. Videos slow down your servers due to their heavy load on the website.
With time, people have come up with the solution to the same issue and that is the video hosting sites. These sites let you upload your videos without putting load on your website. In addition to that, the quality is not compromised and hence the audience receives exactly what you have prepared for them.
Here, we have listed 10 video hosting platforms that you can use to stream your live content.
One of the largest video streaming platform, YouTube offers a huge variety of the content for audience of every age. It is a free platform where you can create your own page and post your content. YouTube has more than 2 million log-ins currently. You can only imagine how well you can market your services and make it reach out to millions and millions of people.
However, YouTube does have a little control on copyrights and it also sometimes embed your ads with other users.
If we talk about YouTube biggest competitor in the market today, that would be Dailymotion. With a viewership of above 300 million users, this platform is yet another option for you to expend your target audience. Again, a cost-free platform for your video hosting, Dailymotion provides you the option of securing your videos with a password.
If we talk about its cons, audience here is less than YouTube and it displays too many ads before, during, and after every content.
Vimeo is a lot different than how YouTube and Dailymotion operates. Instead of being a video sharing platform, Vimeo is for professionals willing to collaborate with others or host their videos directly on the portal. On the bright side, it is an ad-free platform and has its pro plan starting from USD7 per month.
Since the audience here is professional content creators, you find a lesser range and variety in content. Furthermore, Vimeo offers a limited space to its free users.
If you are looking for a platform that has a target audience as big as YouTube, then Facebook is in neck-to-neck competition. A platform where not only can you host videos but also connect with your audience, Facebook might be just the platform you are looking for. Here, you can share everything from short clippings to full-size videos.
If we look into the issues that comes along with it, then ads might be a major concern. Also, here low quality is used compared to other options.
WordPress : Jetpack
Any content creator, a writer specially, must have heard of WordPress. But were you aware of the fact that you can even do video hosting on WordPress Hosting. In fact, WordPress comes with its own video player which you can use to play videos on the software. Also, you no need to pay any additional charges for the same. The subscription is covered under the premium plan of Jetpack.
However, one of the major drawbacks of using Jetpack is that it does not have a huge audience to stream your content.
If you are interested in marketing your video content then Wistia might be the right choice for you. This platform has some strong tools that you can use for your benefit and present high quality videos and build a strong audience for yourself. Additionally, the playback on Wistia is excellent and the best part, you can put your video player anyone you wish to on the website.
Just remember that the subscription of Wistia is a little on the higher side. So, invest carefully.
Spotlightr (formerly vooPlayer)
Spotlightr or vooPlayer is a platform that operates just like its tag line, ‘Beyond Video Hosting.’ This platform is more about marketing your content rather than creating a huge audience. With the many marketing tools available on Spotlightr, you can actually come in spotlight in front of other professional video content creators.
However, this platform is more about marketing than creating and hosting content. Make sure this is what you are need of,
A video publishing platform that has been a part of the industry for decades, Brightcove is a platform trusted by many huge enterprises to edit, host, and introduce their content. With no limit to the file size, you can manage your creations at best with the many tools you will need. If you are a beginner, you can even find many training material for you on Brightcove.
With so many services, the platform does cost a big more. So make an informed decision and choose the platform that fits your requirements and budget at the same time.
Yet another free video hosting designed for businesses is SproutVideo. In addition to hosting content, you can simply customise what you want and also livestream content. The application best you play videos on loop and offers a wide range of the same.
Even so the platform is a bit complex for video hosting, once you get the hold of it, it might be one of the best.
If we talk about Uscreen, it is different from any other options we have introduced to you up until now. Uscreen focuses on providing different courses for its users to learn more. In fact, Uscreen is also integrated with many OTT platforms for your benefit.
Even though it is a bit expensive, it is a great place for beginners to start their journey.
This blog includes a list of free and paid video hosting platforms for you to start your journey. Some are for professionals while some are the best options for freshers. So, make sure you choose the one that is right for you and is pocket-friendly too.