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Use MetaTube to Search 100 Video Sharing Sites

When I want to view a particular video online, I usually try YouTube since that's where I'm most likely to find what I'm looking for.

However, there are times when the video is not available there and I have to search other sites like Dailymotion, Myspace, Aol, etc.

It can be very cumbersome to go to each video site, type in your search query, and then sort through the results.

You can simplify the entire process by using MetaTube. MetaTube is a search engine for video-sharing sites and claims to search 100 of them all at once.

MetaTube

The home page has a simple interface, which looks just like a torrent multi-search engine. You type in your search query and you can also see a list of the recent searches made by other people. When you click the search button, the site searches through its catalogue of video-sharing sites. The screenshot of the home page below reveals just what videos people are looking for.

MetaTube searches major sites like YouTube, Google Video, AOL Uncut, Veoh, etc. as well as the more obscure sites like iKlipz, Jubii, Flixya, etc. By default, the first search results displayed are from YouTube. If you want to see results from other sites, click on the site of choice in the index on the left-hand side of the page.

I liked the site for the primary reason that it simplifies things. No more searching separately in each site for the video I'm looking for. Even if you're not really into online videos, this is definitely a site worth bookmarking.

What do you think of MetaTube? Do you know of any other search engines for video-sharing sites? Let me know in the comments.

Update: MetaTube is no longer available. If you are interested in searching multiple video hosting sites at once, check out Bing's Video Search option instead, or the video search feature of the Startpage search engine.

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Use MetaTube to Search 100 Video Sharing Sites
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Use MetaTube to Search 100 Video Sharing Sites
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MetaTube is a search engine for video-sharing sites that supports way over 100 different video sites and searches across all of them at once.
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  1. Rarst said on August 24, 2008 at 8:05 am
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    What are those lightbox errors in post? :)

  2. Cheryl said on August 24, 2008 at 9:20 am
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    Freaky formatting. I’ve fixed it now I think. *Sigh* Not my day. What did you think of the site though ;)?

  3. Rarst said on August 24, 2008 at 9:44 am
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    I am not much into online video… It takes seconds to read post, but it takes whatever video length is to watch it. :)

  4. Transcontinental said on August 24, 2008 at 11:57 am
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    Very nice, in fact as nice as VideoFetcher (http://www.videofetcher.com/), with practically the same layout and exactly the same results. What a strange coincidence!

  5. Spinner said on August 24, 2008 at 5:04 pm
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    Cool tip! I’m definitely going to be using it.

  6. DJ said on August 25, 2008 at 5:16 am
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    Interesting post. I’ve never even heard of most of these video sites before.

  7. Roman ShaRP said on August 25, 2008 at 1:35 pm
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    Thanks for tip, Cheryl!

    Rarst, you don’t like music videos at all? Sometimes I have a nostalgia for videos I watched, he-he, 15-17 years ago. And where I’m supposed to find them? Quickly?

    Or New Year party we had in office ;) When somebody wanted particular song or clip, we just took them from Youtube.

  8. Rarst said on August 25, 2008 at 2:29 pm
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    >you don’t like music videos at all?

    I don’t like music much. :) I find quiet enviroment (maybe with bit of rain or street noise) most comfortable.

  9. Dotan Cohen said on August 25, 2008 at 6:10 pm
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    It couldn’t find 2 girls 1 cup.

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