Monday, April 03, 2006

Content, image and video hosting for blog beginners

First off I'll post a few links to where you can find content you can use on your site, these sites will explain to you how you can us this content, all the legal stuff about using others material. Original content is always best.

I will also post some links to image and video hosting sites, These sites will let you show images and videos on your blog (the image section will be brief, as you can upload images through blogger).

Public domain content and licensed material
Wikipedia Public Domain This will explain public domain content.
Creativecommons This is what some of the sites will use.


Trafficgeni, public-domain-sources
Has a rather big list of public domain sources. Great starting point.

Ezinearticles
Great source for articles, must read there conditions of use before you use the content. Very easy to find other services like this.

Archive.org
Enormous source of content, make sure you read the FAQ and the licensing terms with each media item.

Flickr
Great source for images, each photo has its own license that tells you what you can and can't so.

Pdphoto
Public domain photos.

With all of the above it is common courtesy to ask permission first and to acknowledge the owner when you use content.


Image hosting services.

Cellpicshowoff
List of most of the major image hosting sites.

Video hosting services.
Upload your own videos and use the codes provided to show them on your blog.

Veoh
Very cool looking site lots to watch and even upload your own T.V shows.

Youtube
Probably the biggest video hosting service out there. Upload, share and view others videos. Codes provided so they can be viewed on your blog.

Vidilife
Hmm they've change abit since I last saw their site, looks bigger and better though.

Blip.tv
Video hosting, lots of options for your own site.

Bolt
Media hosting service, lots of options.

Castpost
Video audio hosting.

Flukiest
Seems pretty cool.

Freevideoblog
Easy to use.

Hotget
Music video codes you can use on your site.

Ourmedia
Media hosting, lots of options.

Putfile
Upload media.

Revver
Don't know to much about this one but it looks interesting.

Clipshack
Media hosting sharing.

Searchforvideo
Video search.

Sharkle
Video sharing.

Vsocial
Media hosting and sharing.

Zippyvideos
media sharing community.

Testinggrounds.Loadedpun
List of video hosting sites with extensive, evolving reviews.

Well hope that was a good starting point for you guys, for finding content for your site or for turning your blog into a vlog, hope it helps.

If you want to protect your own original content take a look at Creativecommons and check out what it can do for you.

5 comments:

MarkusFarkus said...

www.veoh.com is a great video hosting site that lets you do a lot more with the video than the other sites...like download videos and watch them in full screen tv quality video...much better.

Clip said...

Thanks for the heads up I've put Veoh on the list, if anyone else would like to suggest other sites to be icluded just leave a comment cheers.
markusfarkus your blogs a great read too.

Anne Walk said...

hi. great list idea.

at loadedpun.com, we have a section dedicated to finding and reviewing video hosting sites. there are about thirty listed so far...and growing. maybe you would find it helpful. i know i saw some hear i need to check out!

http://testinggrounds.loadedpun.com

Cheers!
anne

Clip said...

Cool if its ok i've added your link to this list.

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