What it does: 

Web-based application for sharing video. You can upload video files up to 1 GB in size. Blip.tv can host an unlimited number of videos for as long as you like. Cross-post videos to other video services that you choose. RSS feed of videos so others can subscribe or you can integrate video onto other web pages.

When to use it: 

If you want to upload a large video and you are going to publicise the video's existence or location.

When not to use it: 

If you think people are going to stumble accross your video.


You cannot use Blip.TV in China. The Chinese government is blocking it.


Blip.TV allows you to download videos to use offline. They support activism and censor far less than YouTube.


There are not a lot of people browsing videos on Blip.TV.

Suggested use: 

Share videos of testimonials and events. Production of short videos for viral distribution.

Advocacy example: 

APNSW has produced a Karaoke video featuring a protest-song used to promote a global advocacy message. This video was used as a public education piece at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto at: http://www.blip.tv/file/199048/

Owned by: 
Your content: 

When you upload your video it becomes public content until you delete it. You also grant Blip.TV 'a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable license to use... for the purposes of displaying that content on Blip.tv or for any other non-commercial use of that content'.

Security concerns: 

They reserve the right to disclose your information to 'the police, regulatory bodies or any legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to, any claim of infringement by you, or otherwise where required by law,.'

Further notes: 

"Blip.tv makes no ownership or use claims on your videos (YouTube, for example, can put ads around your videos, and limits length to 10 minutes.)"