free hosting for podcasts and videos

Podcast was the 2005 word of the year. 2006 started a few days ago, and it’s already accelerating to videocasting (aka vlogging, video podcasting, screencast, vcast, vlog, audioblog) — if this is an indicator: there’s far more free video hosting websites than free podcast hosting.

The best value for free hosting is letting people try new technology at their own pace, or to share an occasional audio or video [and free means reliability and logevity are uncertain]. Several websites provide free hosting for both audios and videos:

  1. OurMedia.org (note: this uses Internet Archive, and posted files are available permanently)
  2. FreeBandProject.com
  3. CastPost.com
  4. Gcast.com
  5. BoltFolio.com (audios, videos, photos too)
  6. MyBloop.com (audios, videos, photos too)
  7. KolaBlog.com
  8. Streamload.com (10 GB free, $ upgrade for more)
  9. eSnips.com (1 GB free)

Or, see gHack’s free file hosting list, updated monthly, for all kinds of files.
Podcast hosting only (audios):

  1. Switchpod.com
  2. Shockpod.com
  3. Slapcast.com
  4. dibidib.com

Also see this annotated list: Podcast hosting on the cheap.

Video hosting (some even work with the video iPod):

  1. YouTube.com
  2. Vimeo.com
  3. revver.com
  4. ClipShack.com
  5. DailyMotion.com
  6. vSocial.com
  7. grouper.com
  8. NowPublic.com (for news videos + photos)
  9. Sharkle.com
  10. eVideoShare.com
  11. ZippyVideos.com
  12. VidiLife.com
  13. Flukiest.com
  14. PixParty.com (pix+ videos)
  15. blip.tv [ht: superhua]
  16. Vobbo.com
  17. OpenVlog.com
  18. Kaneva.com (videos + games)
  19. freevideoblog.com (powered by Vidiac, a network of many free video hosts)
  20. DropShots.com (videos + photos)
  21. veoh.com
  22. iFeeder.net (videos + photos)

Also see comparison chart and commentary at Comparing The Flickrs of Video [ht: djp72 via dvimeo forum]

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  1. Web Hosting says:

    Great post on free hosting providers. This is great for podcasting and video hosting.

  2. Cool that Vobbo allows webcam and posting from cell phones. Nice post.

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