YouTube – Indian Clones

Tech, videos

YouTube is the most popular free video sharing Web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips.

A slew of Indian video hosting sites are also trying to become the YouTube of India. As of now there are 3 4 players a lot of players in this race !

MeraVideo – Redefining Desi Entertainment
ApnaTube – Desi Broadcasting
Infeedia – No Punch Line 🙂
AapkaVideo – Director Ban Jao
CanaraVideo – Upload,Watch and share !

I tried to play a video in Meravideo and the browser (Firefox) crashed. Not sure whom to blame ! Infeedia’s home page is slower than my website !

Clones generally don’t work unless there is some unique feature being offered. None of these site have anything unique compared to YouTube ! However some “Desi” videos might show up in these sites faster than YouTube

Update

Since the time I wrote this post many visitors have pointed me to a lot of other video sharing sites. Here is the udpated list:

Konkan TV
WisdomOfIndia TV
BollyWood Tube
LayFile – Seems to be a popular site;primarily because of steamy adult videos !
MotionFlicks – More of bollywood video content
VideoCurry – New kid on the block !
VideoChutney

Thanks to everyone for pointing out these sites, if any of you are the site owners and want to add more description, send the same using the contact page.

35 comments… add one

  • Govind Dec 12, 2006

    Hey, you can add one more to the online desi video sharing services list. It’s AapkaVideo, an online service that allows you to upload, share and watch videos.

    AapkaVideo is targeted at Indians, who just wants to post videos and share them with his friends and family. To upload videos, users should have a free account with the service. After registering, they can immediately start uploading videos. The video streaming is fast and the overall experience is much better than others.

    You can upload videos with just a few clicks using the easy-to-use interface. Share a video by creating a link and emailing them to others. You can even also share multiple videos at a time. Users have to click on the links emailed to watch the videos.

    You can easily browse through the categories available for watching videos and also upload videos to a particular category. AapkaVideo will remove videos that violate the terms of service. Users can also report videos that are offensive, obscene and illegal. Besides removing the video from the site, the account of the user who uploaded the video will be immediately terminated.

  • manoj Dec 12, 2006

    There is a new video sharing site making rounds called http://www.connectfilms.com which is a UK based site. it has both desi and international videos side by side.

  • Venu Dec 12, 2006

    Govind n Manoj,
    Thanks for pointing out these 2 sites, I will update the post 🙂

    However I am not sure if connectfilms.com is a video sharing site.

  • arun Jan 28, 2007

    hi,
    do you know canaravideo.com a new website is quick, god and i think self developed. it has highest no. of videos and quality videos

  • Rohan Pinto Jan 31, 2007

    you gotto checkout KONKAN TV too…. It’s what I developed….. well, and I can be proud to boast about an OFFLINE video viewer which enables you to watch any video from the site OFFLINE.

    and to add the web2.0 spin to it, you could login using your openid, sxipid, livejournalid, and ah !! the next gen auth mechanism, INFOCARD….

    check it out, I’d appreciate your take on it….

  • prem Feb 3, 2007

    this is also a indian video site..

  • santhosh Feb 4, 2007

    hi,
    i saw a website canaratv.com and canaravideo.com is very good. does not look like a $300 dollar clipshare purchased site. which has highest number of videos in india. the site looks entirely different. i think it is indiginiously developed has more than 1000 original videos something good and easy to access

  • Kishore` Feb 19, 2007

    Hi,
    Thats a nice site. But have found a better desi video sharing site it has a large desi video songs collection, lyrics most important is it has no popup ads. Check this out http://www.bollywoodtube.com

    Kishore

  • Amit Sharma Mar 19, 2007

    Hi,
    Here is another great Indian website, with all the masala videos, bollywood song videos and much more desi stuff….. It also allows to view and upload desi videos for free…… Check
    this out http://www.layfile.com
     

  • Parag Mar 31, 2007

    http://MotionFlicks.com provides high quality streaming videos.
    A special feature, “Aap Ka Manoranjan” is a weekly music song show that covers various moods, emotions, and thoughts.

  • Rakesh Sawanth Apr 9, 2007

    I found one more site which is much better than all the ones listed here. the site is http://videocurry.com this site has nice colors and is very fast. the videos are high quality and is family friendly.

  • Jazz Apr 13, 2007

    http://www.youclipit.net is a unique site that promotes brand new South Asian UK Music videos and is very well linked up with the industry. It also lists A to Z videos for Bollywood, Hollywood, Indian clips and much much more!

  • venukb May 3, 2007

    Rohan-Nihar-Veena
    I definitely don’t want this post to be a platform for vendettas. I checked both canaravideo and konkan tv. Each have their pro’s and cons and there is no use fighting via comments.

    So in this good spirit I am deleting your comments from this post. All the best with your video ventures.

  • Rohan Pinto May 3, 2007

    Thanks Venu,

    Thats what being a gentleman is all about. I appreciate it.

    And you are 100% right. using other peoples blogs and/or real estate to flame each other is not just simply wrong it’s venomous.

    Rohan

  • Nihar bajaj May 4, 2007

    Hey Venu,

    That is nice. I appreciate this. Anyway I pity on the man who acts as if nothing happened when he is the role player. Anyway, Venu it was the just opinion nothing else.Once again thanks a lot. I appreciate this from your end too.

    Thanks
    Nihar

  • Suckoo Bai May 5, 2007

    New indian video sharing website http://www.suckoobai.com launched on Mar 15 2007 is being funded by VC’s http://www.kashfunds.com

  • Mahesh BG May 11, 2007

    i found one more indian video site which looks much better. it is http://videochutney.com

  • Shiva Kumar May 21, 2007

    Hi,
    I found http://www.canaravideo.com is a very fast website and has highest number of videos. this seems to be No.1 video site in India with its service and the speed. Exellent website. We need to appreciate the team for their smart work.

    Its a great going http://www.canaravideo.com team. Keep it up and be no.1 in the world.

    – Shiva

  • Ronak Sharma May 22, 2007

    Hey, some magics are happening in konkantv…. a video is uploaded few minutes ago and the viewers are more than 6000 for each video…that too Nepali viewers. I think the moderator is thinking the viewers are fool who cant understand anything. If you think logically,Nepal is a very small country and the economy level is also not good as India…and if 10000 people have got the internet and can spend time infront of internet watching a small video channel of India, then gosh, it should be richer than India isnt it… I hope is nt this makes sense???
    Mr. Moderator of Konkan tv,You need to wake up from thinking viewers are fool….Many are educated and can think better than you..Dont be too wise.
    -Ronak

  • Tanmay Jul 29, 2007

    Hi All,

    What does it cost to host a video sharing site? Can anybody provide list of indian service providers which provide video hosting services????

    Regards
    Tanmay.

  • Madhav Jul 30, 2007

    absolutely nothing.

    konkan tv is a ‘indian video sharing infrastructure provider’, and they provide hosting service for absolutley no costs at all…

    …hold on a second.. when i say hosting services, i dont mean you can host videos on their site.. i mean a LOT more.. get in touch with the webmaster of the service, and you could have your video sharing site hosted on their infrastructure for 0$ !!. if would be completely customised with your branding… and your content… no fine print.. no catches…
    !!

    their servers aint small shared virtual hosts. they use extremely expensive and reliable datacenters and bandwidth providers. (a reverse dns lookup would show you that they steam their videos from amazon’s datacenter)

  • venukb Jul 30, 2007

    Tanmay, most of the video sharing sites allow upload of videos for free and the one’s listed in the post are video sharing sites targeted towards Indian audience (They are not necessarily hosted in India)

  • Tanmay Jul 30, 2007

    Hey thanks a lot Venu and Madhav,

    for the superfast response. Well konkan.tv looks like what I have been loooking for and will surely get in touch with them for details.

    But its hard to believe tht they share their infrastructure specially whn most of the international video hosting service providers have monthly bandwidth limit ranging from 1000 to 2000 gb’s per month….

    I will surely post back with details about my venture..stay tuned

    tanmay.

  • Tanmay Jul 30, 2007

    sorry a correction…i meant 1000 to 2000 MB’s/Month…..

  • Mrugesh Aug 1, 2007

    Interview with Konkan.TV founder Rohan Pinto
    Rohan pinto is the founder of KonkanTV – a video portal structured on the lines of Youtube.He wants KonkanTV to be more than just a normal video portal and is feverishly working on new ideas and concepts there.
    Rohan will always be indebted to his parents for sacrificing all for his future… Read more at http://www.loscreador.com/2007/07/31/interview-with-konkantv-founder-rohan-pinto/

  • Jay Sep 5, 2007

    Whats happening to all the indian video websites, everytime I check one of them disappears. I can’t seem to connect to videochutney and infeed. is anybody else having the same problem?

    Currently I likelayfile.com and meravideo.com the most. But, infeedia was good too.

  • MK12340 Sep 8, 2007

    There is a recently lunched Indian site http://Flicksharing.com which shares 50% of revenue with users. There is no upload of video only simple copy paste of embed code from youtube, yahoo video and Google video. Users can also share Photo and Web pages. This is a cool site where all favorite video from Youtube Google video and Yahoo video can be stored at one place and shares with fiends and family Plus 50 of revenue also .

  • fab Sep 30, 2007

    I believe the biggest collection of Indian Movie Clips is at http://indianmoviebox.com

    Guys checkout http://indianmoviebox.com and reply

  • 26thjanuary.com Nov 28, 2007

    best indian sharing site

  • zizmrbean Dec 11, 2007

    here u will find alot of hindi films and more than 200 govinda songs http://www.dailymotion.com/zizmrbean

    http://youtube.com/profile?user=lucky8900

  • sk Feb 27, 2008

    http://www.videodust.com try it, nice browising experience on indian videos

  • sajib Apr 4, 2008
  • Konkani People Jan 14, 2010

    Google brought me here because of “Konkan TV”. I was disapppointed as most of the links in the list seems broken, perhaps I am a late visitor

  • Jitendra Sethi Apr 4, 2011

    Please watch the website http://www.vifia.com.

    It has more than 1400 web-videos of Indian Corporate sector and business community

  • Anand May 15, 2011

    A Value addition to above list of Indian Video Sites.
    http://www.videosbee.com/ – A Must Watch Site for Bollywood Lovers searching good content. HD Bollywood Trailers, Clips & Gossip Videos Site:

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