Sample url: http://www.tudou.com/listplay/zzdE77v6Mmo/2xN2duXMxmw.html
Established back in February 2005, Tudou is, simply put, the Chinese version of YouTube. 55 million videos are uploaded almost each day, making the website one of the biggest bandwidth users in the world, with the use of Adobe Flash technology. In 2007, it was also recorded that Tudou was one of the world’s fastest growing websites, more prolific than most of its contemporaries at that time!
Videos include music videos, concerts that you would not find anywhere else, series, movies, and even video blogs, making it truly prolific, and a prime destination for Chinese—and international—entertainment! In 2012, Tudou was acquired by Yukou, another video-hosting service situated in Beijing, China, turning Tudou into Yukou-Tudou!
By visiting the website, you’d see various categories of videos, which include animation, TV series, film, funny, entertainment, be crazy, original, game, hot spot, and documentary, allowing you to get a gist of what you’d be seeing on the site. Events hosted by the site also show up on the banner, and the latest uploads would also show up onscreen. Aside from that, you’d also see a list of the hottest dramas available on the site, which is perfect if Asian dramas are your thing, trailer highlights, and the newest crop of videos from Qingdang TV!
If you’re interested in what the publishers of the site have in mind, they also upload videos from time to time, which you’ll see on the main page, and you’ll also see promotional videos from Chinese brand Potato. Recommended videos are also on the page to help you choose what you’d be watching next, based on what you have seen earlier.
For different types of videos, and a more oriental version of YouTube, you definitely might want to check out Yukou-Tudou! Just make sure to translate the page if you can’t understand Mandarin, and you’re all set!