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5 Youtube alternatives that are catching public's attention

by Staff Writer
16 Oct 2019 at 10:36hrs | Views
YouTube has been the undisputed king of online video hosting and streaming platform for as long as we can remember. It has made such an impactful name in the market that most people are hardly aware that any alternatives exist. In fact, the marketing and popularity of YouTube have undermined the success of a lot of different video streaming platforms that are actually better than YouTube in lots of various ways.
Vimeo is famous for its compression algorithm, Metacafe for its diverse category of videos, Dailymotion for its high tolerance for content and Facebook for its reach. Here are the top 5 alternatives for YouTube that deserve your attention.  

Vimeo
According to the latest reports, the video streaming platform that has grown the most after YouTube in the last decade is Vimeo. Where YouTube videos get over 1 billion views per month, Vimeo is not far behind with its 170 million viewers per month. To its smaller viewership, it provides a lot of benefits which includes a better quality of videos. While YouTube goes for quantity over quality, Vimeo's video accepting rules are stricter and the compression algorithm a lot better. So, if you upload the same video on YouTube and Vimeo, it would look a lot better on Vimeo because of the higher bit rate.

Dailymotion
Dailymotion is another upcoming name among the video sharing sites. With an interface that is similar to YouTube, Dailymotion provides it 155 million visitors per month with comfortable user experience and an excellent platform for content creators to share their art.
However, the most unique thing about dailymotion that sets it apart from YouTube is the platform's flexibility. Dailymotion allows users access to a very diverse content so they can watch any video from anywhere without any territorial restrictions.

Petey Vid
When talking about alternatives to YouTube, ignoring Petey Vid is a sin, according to me. One of the dark horses in the race towards video streaming excellence, Petey Vid provides its users with unparalleled access to private, non-censored, and non-biased video library from the most famous platforms. With access to more than 350 million videos from famous video platforms such as dailymotion, Metacafe, Vimeo, etc, Petey Vid is one of a kind video search social media that ensures user privacy and safety.

Metacafe
It is another video streaming platform that has shown great promise since its launch in 2003. Attracting over 50 million unique visitors each month, the best thing about Metacafe is their policies to help content creators make money through original and quality content. You can get paid up to $5 per 1000 visits if your video racks up more than 20,000 views. Another user friendly feature of Metacafe is the categorization of their videos based on entertainment, sports, movies, etc.

Facebook
Where most people see Facebook as just a social media application for user interaction, it is gaining a lot of popularity as a video sharing alternative to YouTube. With a vast number of users, Facebook poses a very serious threat to YouTube in the future as it is introducing numerous features to streamline video uploading and sharing.


Source - Byo24News

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