'Vimeo' is a wonderful video site that prioritizes high-quality content. The American video service, which debuted in 2004, encourages experts in the categories of music, dance, cinematography, and photography to showcase their work on various platforms. So, if fun short videos, experimental music clips, or interesting snapshots interest you, then try Vimeo. If, however, you’re just looking for funny cat videos, this isn’t the place for you.
Furthermore, Vimeo offers a user-friendly design and an intuitive search function for organizing and categorizing 4K Ultra HD content. It is also free of advertisements and has a built-in community that enables users to comment on posts, follow channels, and share videos on social media.
'VideosHub' is a simple video site that’s ideal for those looking for short clips. The website, which was formerly known as Metacafe (one of the oldest online video platforms), offers an assortment of popular, funny, and intriguing video content. VideosHub has a list of popular categories, featuring options such as "Comedy", "Cool Commercials", "Music & Dance", "Pets & Animals", "Science & Tech", "Wheels & Wings", and more. When you are in the mood for watching some random but short, interesting clips, VideosHub might well be worth your while.
'Dailymotion' has been around since 2005 and has its fair share of loyal users. You would be surprised to know that the site attracts 300 million viewers a month! Many Dailymotion loyalists claim that it’s as close as you can get to YouTube.
Dailymotion contains millions of videos uploaded by both professional publishers and amateurs. Videos are organized by category, with featured videos, news, sport, entertainment, and music getting the most prominence. The website allows you to create a personal account, just like YouTube. With each video you watch, the site's recommendations become more personalized. The only downside is that all videos are only up to 20 minutes long.
'The Internet Archive' needs no introduction. This popular web-based library has loads of free content, including books, music, and even software. But did you know it also has a dedicated video section featuring millions of movies, videos, TV shows, and clips? The site has some new content as well, but its most appealing feature is its extensive archive of movies and videos, which includes old and obscure news reports, documentaries, TV series, and films that aren't available anywhere else.
You can search for videos by year, language, topic, and subject, and you can upload your videos as well.
'Utreon' is a relatively new entrant in the world of online video platforms, having only been founded in late 2019. It has a simple user interface and tons of content from people who have recorded and shared their hobbies, tips, and creative endeavors. The website is nicely organized with categories for new, top, trending, themes, etc., and is also mobile-friendly.
If you’re a YouTube content creator, you can choose to sync your videos here. The coolest thing about Utreon is that it’s not as rigid in its rules and regulations as YouTube. Therefore, you can find a lot more videos in different genres that aren’t easily available on YouTube.
'9GAG' has been the go-to platform for social media fans looking for funny photos, GIFs, memes, and more. Its video section is equally engaging, with a wide range of humorous and engaging clips. Most of the content is fun and silly. You can explore its "WOW" and "WTF" sections for some amusing videos such as "A Compilation of the best Commercials Starred by the Star Wars Crew" or "It's the most horrible time of the year again."
There are plenty of easy-to-watch videos on 9Gag TV that are aimed at those who are seeking a quick laugh between busy moments. Give it a try.
Note: The site contains a few videos that are a bit crude. Keep that in mind while browsing its contents when children are around.
'TED Talks' is a popular video platform that’s known for its inspirational and motivational videos. The website includes a number of illuminating and instructive lectures and talks by scientists, academics, technologists, artists, designers, and other specialists who express their perspectives on their professions.
Currently, TED Talks holds more than 3,500 talks and short videos. Some videos are about personal development, while others are about scientific breakthroughs. Some are humorous and emotive, while others are about upcoming technologies. To give you an example, a few prominent videos featured here include "The science of falling in love", "How memory works - and why forgetting is totally OK", and "What you can learn from people who disagree with you".
The TED Talks videos will have an influence on you, regardless of the subject. The site is definitely worth your time.
We generally use Facebook for connecting with friends or finding groups, or pages of interest. However, the well-known social networking site now provides you with a personalized selection of video material to explore. The video content available on Facebook Watch is as diverse as YouTube’s. What’s more, you can even check out a variety of series on 'Facebook Watch', such as The Real Bros of Simi Valley, Sorry for Your Loss, and Sacred Lies. If you don’t have time to watch any series, there are also several tutorials, reviews, music videos, or funny clips for you to enjoy.
Unlike YouTube, Facebook Watch has a somewhat confusing user interface, so finding content on the platform can be a tad tricky. Nevertheless, there’s still enough material there to keep you entertained.
'Odysee' was launched in 2020 but quickly established itself as a worthy YouTube alternative. This open-source video-sharing website is driven by public developers and isn't managed by corporate tech giants. It has a similar interface to that of YouTube, but its biggest draw is that it’s ad-free. The website offers tons of entertaining videos organized across a variety of genres, including technology, science, music, movies, and more.
'The Open Video Project' is a digital library that was developed in the mid-90s at the Interaction Design Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science. Unlike some of the other video sites mentioned on this list, this platform is largely targeted toward researchers. However, it will also be rather fascinating to individuals who enjoy watching obscure history-related content and vintage documentaries.
In its extensive digital library, The Open Video Project preserves rare videos, such as an annual day parade by the New York City Fire Department from 1901 and a documentary on the Hoover Dam from 1996. The website also includes a variety of classic TV commercials from the 1950s as well as several videos from the archives of NASA. You can select from the available content by setting filters for a specific time duration, sound, and format.
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