The video hosting service which allows individuals to upload video clips to an internet website are becoming tremendously popular especially due to the explosion in popularity of social networking site, blogs and other interactive pages etc. The video host functions by storing the uploaded video on its server and then shows the individual various codes to allow for public viewing. The website, mainly used as the video hosting website, is usually called the video sharing website.
Video sharing websites create a common place for videos to be uploaded and viewed. The presence of such a destination will make it easier to browse through the videos and also makes uploading them an easy task. There is very little effort needed to upload since such websites require only basic programming experience. Most websites prefer to use open video formats like Ogg or WebM.
Mobile Video hosting
With mobile devices being so popular, there are applications of video hosting services where video and mobile content can be delivered to and easily accessed by mobile devices. Mobile live streaming soft wares like ‘Qik’ allows the users to upload videos from their cell phones to the internet. Such videos will first be stored online and later can be shared to various social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook etc and even in YouTube. The videos stored on servers enable the viewers to watch them from both mobile devices and the website.