Combining video duplicates

Yandex finds identical videos posted on different video hosting sites and combines them into one document in search results. That way, it returns more documents in response to general search queries and more accurate results in response to more specific queries.

The search results show a video snippet and links to its hosting sites. The link to the hosting site the video is played from by default is shown first. Yandex chooses a hosting site with a high-quality player and not too many ads as the default one. If the parameters are equal, a hosting site is selected randomly. For more information, see How do I improve my player's position in a combined video?

In viewing mode, you can choose a video hosting site to play a video.