|Vidme Profile Pic for mine, they offer gif support.|
Currently I am looking for youtube alternatives, and someone had recormended I try VidMe, a ad free one that escapes this evil montization program options. Which I am all for despite having ads on here via google services. I been trying to think about renting ad space but to no avail to the people whom I want to so I may be just giving it out. As for Vidme it has many of the same services as youtube but many match what we saw before google bought it out. So I like it a lot, they have a tip service as well which means if someone likes the video they can tip you. But unlike youtube it's audience is much smaller, and the content is kinda scope of youtube re-uploads.
The community ranges from pernod to off the walls death threaters, tearing each other a part is common on the site with content creators doing very little to no interacting with their commentors many I do believe don't even take a look at it, despite hyping it up. The community is mostly people like me who hate the ad revenue system google has in place, but instead are for a tipping system like itch.io but for videos instead of games.
I really wish it would do better as it looks a lot like old youtube use to before getting screwed over by the ad program, where we have everyone trying to make videos and none of them are unquie in the slightest. Even the big ones are just mirror copies of each other, it's soulless. Has little to offer.
Vidme outside of that really needs content creators that take the platform seriously. Most people don't realize when you upload a video to youtube often your videos are stolen and reuploaded else where commonly, and dumped on to other sites to generate ad revenue for those other sites. All this done through bots for maximum effectiveness of profit. Vidme isn't like that sure a bot downloader could be turned onto it but the likely hood of it is lesser.