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Picking the Best Online Video Storage

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If you record and store a lot of videos on your computer or mobile device, then you know how much space they can take up. You can quickly find yourself running out of storage space on your device and unsure what to do. Fortunately, you can use a video platform for storing video files online on the cloud, thus freeing up storage space on your device and making it easy to share videos across distances. 

There are a multitude of online video storage platforms available for Mac, Windows, Android, and iPhone users. They differ in terms of price, storage space, and extra features. In this article, we list 5 of the best video storage sites that you can use to store, share, and, in some cases, record videos. You can also check out other resources on cloud storage and video sharing listed at the end of the article. By the end of the article, you will have several options for where to store video files online.

5 Best Video Storage Sites

Here are the 5 platforms that provide the best cloud storage for videos. 

Google Drive

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It’s easy to learn how to upload a video to Google Drive! Google Drive provides one of the best free cloud storage platforms available, which can be used to upload videos, photos, and other files. If you have a Google or Gmail account, you can use 15GB of storage for free. You can upload videos from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device onto Google Drive. From there, you can share your videos with others by adding them to the file or sending them a link to it.

If you need more storage, you can upgrade to a monthly or yearly plan. Individuals and families can pay $1.99/mo for 100GB, $2.99/mo for 200GB, or $9.99/mo for 2TB. If you pay yearly instead of monthly, you can save 16-17% off the price. Business teams and enterprises who use Google Drive to share videos can sign up for other plans that allow for shared team spaces and collaboration.

2. Droplr

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With Droplr, you can both store and share videos and record new ones! You can screen record with optional webcam and audio on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Google Chrome. You can also upload any videos from your device to your Droplr dashboard. After a video is uploaded, you can share it with others by copying and pasting its associated short link. To view your video, recipients merely need to click on the link, then watch it online.

Droplr pricing starts at $6/mo for 100GB of file storage and a maximum file upload size of 10GB. You can get unlimited cloud storage on an enterprise account, though you need a team of 16+ members to sign up for the account. Regardless, Droplr comes with full security features so you can always be sure that your videos are safe.

3. Covideo

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Like Droplr, you can both screen record new videos and upload videos from your device. However, Covideo is unique in that it also lets you send videos over email and text message. You can embed your videos directly into the body of your email, where it will appear as an animated GIF. Then, when recipients click on the video, they will be redirected to a video landing page where they can watch the full video.

You can start using Covideo for $45/user/mo on an annual plan. Covideo comes with unlimited cloud storage so you can record, upload, and share as many videos as you like. As such, although expensive, Covideo is one of the top platforms for both storing and sharing videos.

4. OpenDrive

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OpenDrive provides unlimited cloud storage and device backup service all in one platform. You can upload any videos or schedule automatic backups to upload all of your files to the cloud. You can also use OpenDrive to sync files across computers and access them from any device. Finally, you and others can view videos directly in the OpenDrive platform thanks to its built-in video player, making it easier to share videos across devices.

You can get 5GB of cloud storage for free with OpenDrive. For unlimited cloud storage, pricing starts at $9.95/user/mo for up to 4 users. You can also sign up for custom plans with your own limits on cloud storage. Businesses and enterprises can purchase plans for more users and with more project management and sharing features.

5. pCloud

pcloud storage on mobile and desktop

pCloud is a cloud-based storage platform for videos, photos, files, and more. You can access your uploaded files from any computer or mobile device. You can also back up your files and keep and recover old versions for up to a year. Finally, you can securely share your files and collaborate with friends and teammates online.

pCloud comes with 10GB of cloud storage on a free account. For more storage, you can choose an annual or lifetime subscription. Lifetime subscriptions are the best deal, with a flat fee of $175 for 500GB and $350 for 2TB. You can also sign up for a lifetime family plan of $500 or choose a business plan with more features for more users.

More Best Video Storage and Sharing Options

If none of the above options work for you, you can check out our articles for more video sharing and cloud storage options. Read about the top video sharing websites to learn more about how you can quickly and easily share videos online. For more cloud storage options, read up on the best platforms for unlimited cloud storage or free cloud storage. Finally, if you need to ensure that your videos are secure, you can check out our article all about the features necessary for secure cloud storage

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