Adding video to your website design, particularly your home page, can engage visitors. But producing original videos can be difficult and expensive. Instead, consider free stock video resources for short, quality clips on a wide variety of subjects.
Here is a list of websites to free stock video for commercial use. There are small, curated video collections, and extensive digital libraries filled with clips, animations, and more. Be sure to verify the licensing of any video before using it.
Mixkit is a curated collection of videos and art to download and use in your commercial or personal projects, free of charge. There are 10 new, free, high-definition videos each week. Mixkit is from Envato, the company behind some of the leading marketplaces for creative digital assets.
Pixabay is a resource of over 1 million stock images and videos submitted by its community. Pixabay contains thousands of free stock video clips. All are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use for personal or commercial purposes, no attribution required.
Vidsplay is a resource of hundreds of stock videos with new content added weekly. All of the videos are free and high definition. Stock video footage can be used for both personal and commercial projects. Download, edit, and remix videos — just add a credit link to Vidsplay somewhere on your website or video production.
Coverr’s free videos are intended to enhance a home page. Choose from tech, artsy, vertical, nature, urban, animated, mood, aerial, food, people, and animals. To contribute, submit a video for review. Coverr began as a side project from the creators of Veed.me, a video marketplace acquired by Fiverr.
Pexels provides free stock photos to create beautiful products and designs. The site also hosts a large collection of beautiful videos. Elements are nicely tagged, searchable, and easy to browse. All videos and images come with permission for free personal and commercial use. Attribution is not required.
Videezy is a collection of videos, animations, and After Effects templates. Browse aerial, animals and wildlife, art, background, nature, sky, slow motion, travel, urban, water, and abstract. Most files are free to download and use. Contributors can upload resources for passive income. Videezy is by Eezy, creator of Themezy, Vecteezy, and Brusheezy.
Videvo is a library of stock media that includes more than 7,600 free video and motion graphics clips. All content is curated in-house. Most are licensed as royalty-free, as well as the Videvo Attribution License that allows for free unlimited use if you credit the artist. In addition to the free content, there’s an extended library of video and audio content, available to license when you subscribe to Videvo Plus or Videvo Pro.
Life of Vids
Life of Vids is a selection of over 300 quality videos, clips, and loops by the LEEROY Creative Agency initiative. There are no restrictions for personal or commercial use, but users are limited to 10 videos. All videos are also available on Vimeo.
Freestock offers free assets to the creative community. In addition to over 3,300 videos, the collection includes photos, vectors, icons, and editorial content, all curated by industry professionals. Most elements offer free license with attribution.
Archive.org has a collection of more than 1,600 free videos submitted by its users. Search the collection by license type, such as by public domain, which includes all of the Prelinger Archive and many more quality films. Archive.org is from Internet Archive, a digital library of websites and other cultural artifacts in digital form to provide universal access to all knowledge.
Clipstill offers free and inexpensive royalty-free stock cinemagraphs, which are seamless looping videos of 3 to 8 seconds.
Wikimedia Videos is a collection of 56 million media files to which anyone can contribute. Wikimedia Videos groups content in over 21 subcategories. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page.