YouTube is the third most popular website after Google and Facebook. And YouTube is now HD. They offer the ability to stream 1280Ã—720 at up to 2mb/sec using H.264 encoding and AAC audio. Accessible from the largest number of platforms and with the largest number of users, YouTube is still the king of the video upload space. Videos are maxed out at 15 minutes long and there is no limit to how many you can upload. Keep in mind that the most popular videos are under three minutes.
Viddler has a free service for non-commercial users and a paid service for businesses. Videos uploaded under the free service have advertising automatically overlaid. Paid service includes support, a customizable player, the ability to create a private community, detailed analytics, priority encoding, HD encoding, iTunes support, branding and control over advertising, including a revenue-sharing,.
With a size limit of 500 MB per video, and with no limit to the number of videos a user can upload, Viddler is worth checking out. A unique aspect of Viddler is the ability to record directly to Viddler with your web cam.
Vimeo is the most popular site according to the event videographers on the VideoUniversity Forums. HD videos can be uploaded and stored in H.264, and you can make them available from download. Vimeo videos are not loaded in an flv wrapper. They use a Quicktime native codec. So they will play directly on iPhones, and iPads. The free account is limited to 1 HD video and 500 MB a week. Vimeo Plus costs $59.95 a year or $9.95 a month and includes 5GB per week upload space and unlimited HD uploading and encoding.
Seeking to bring “television quality to the internet,” SmugMug allows Power and Pro users to upload an unlimited number of HD videos. Smugmug videos can be a maximum of 10 minutes long. SmugMug has three flavors: Standard $40/year; Power $60/year; Pro: $150/year
MovieLocker has no limit on file size or video definition. You retain complete copyright control. Viewers can watch, but not distributute your videos. There’s an integrated shopping cart so you could make the video that you uploaded available for free or to rent. Donations are also an option. Choose from one of three options: free, freemium and premium ($99 and $499 a month). They support:
– MOV (PRORES/PCM or H264/PCM or H264/AAC)
– MP4 (H264/AAC)
Facebook just passed 550 million members. The United States has a population of U.S. 310 million. So the point is that Facebook is a very good place to put your HD or SD video. The video file must be less than 1024 MB. The video must be shorter than 20 minutes. You can also record video from your webcam directly onto Facebook. The 20 minute maximum applies. There’s lot of HD video on Facebook now even though the documentation for uploading video on FB is weak.
Read more: How to Upload Video to Facebook
Well, those are the tops picks. There are many other places to upload your HD videos, but we’d like to hear your opinions.
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