Vimeo

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    2,093
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 01, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Webware

Editors' Review

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Vimeo is a video hosting and sharing site. Users can upload high-definition video that plays in a gorgeous wide-screen player with minimalist controls. One thing that sets it apart from other services is that it was one of the first sites to offer HD video. It also gives video creators the option to let registered Vimeo users download the original file to their hard drive for offline viewing.

Vimeo is also a social network, with a friends and subscription service, along with a way to both rate and share videos. This information goes into a new feed that you can monitor, helping you discover new and interesting videos that your Vimeo friends are enjoying.

In late 2008 Vimeo launched its long-awaited Plus service, which costs about $60 per year. The upgrade removes the site's advertisements, and jumps up the number of HD videos users can upload, along with their weekly upload cap. The service also recently rolled out a really cool new update to its content channel pages. Channel owners can now design their video pages with one of 10 new themes, and pick from three different layouts. The overall look is sleek and sexy without taking away from the site's simplicity.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"VIMEOS BAD BUSINESS POLICIES"

December 01, 2014  |  By VIMEO

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

works great in search engines

Cons

The worst policies on earth. very full of themselves. no phone support. hypocrites.

Summary

Please publish this letter on your blog

12/1/14

I am seeking a full refund from Vimeo, LLC, for my purchase for a year Pro Business Membership (they sell both). Vimeo sent me a solicitation, advertising that they are an excellent option for businesses. Vimeo does not clearly set forth any restrictions nor guidelines, prior to the purchase, nor concurrently with their initial advertisement, which clearly states, "Share videos how you want, with whom you want". However, on their Vimeo Pro advertisement (enclosed), it clearly states the exact language under the box POWERFUL PRIVACY. It also states "SHOWCASE YOUR WORK".

First Vimeo seemingly locked my videos in a portfolio, which is very difficult to understand how to utilize. despite their weak directives, the videos in the portfolios do not show up in the search engines.

Then they terminated my account without notice, or opportunity to remedy. Then they insisted the account was still active. They accessed at least one of my videos, and literally changed the text to trigger the search engines to read STAFF PICK "RACHEL" HIGH MAINTENANCE. The only way they could have done that is if they literally altered my text in the video description box. I spent more than five months uploading and editing content onto this channel. The only reason any business uses a video company is to promote their business. Vimeo can easily hide videos they do not want on the Vimeo channel, and the video can still be visible in the search engines. Vimeo is not the search engine police. However, if you access the current Vimeo Pro page, it also clearly states, SEO VISIBiLITY FOR YOUR VIDEOS.

The conduct of Vimeo is grossly out of integrity, and possibly criminal, especially since they "knowingly and without permission accessed computer services and used data", which is a felony in California. CA Penal Code 502.c

Their conduct has caused me great harm, as to time and money. For some esoteric unknown reason, Vimeo elects to engage in conduct indicative of "Actions contributing to the detriment of prospective financial advancement".

On top of all this, they still retain the option to auto renew my account, and directed me to elect to edit my settings.
yet they use language on their site like, "Play Nice", Love Vimeo", and With love Vimeo".

The Support correspondence messages from Vimeo is enough to make you vomit and pull your hair out, and clearly indicate they are uniformed yuppies, delegated power beyond reason or reasonableness. At no time has any support staff even been able to engage in a conversation without only issuing unreasonable rediculous subjective answers, as to their reasonings..

Updated on Dec 5, 2014

http://vimeo.com/22630133

Updated on Dec 5, 2014

| http://vimeo.com/user6342443/videos |

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2 stars

"Slow, slow, slow, glitches that they can't fix."

September 05, 2012  |  By tallscot8888

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

You can replace a file with a new file while keeping the same link.

Cons

Uploading a file is very spotty, and very slow. What I mean by spotty is some browsers are able to upload and others have a hard time. Safari seems to act buggy. Firefox works, sometimes. It's not reliable, uploading a file, and there are a lot of complaints about this.

What I mean by slow is the upload speed is slow and the encoding speed is horrendous. Upload an HD file and Vimeo will encode it and have it available MANY TIMES slower than the same file on YouTube. YouTube is very fast compared to Vimeo.

Vimeo still can't get their iOS app to do what it's designed to do - show me stats. Every time I try to view stats of my own videos on my iPhone, I get a "WHOOPS" error message.

Summary

Paying Vimeo for PLUS membership makes me feel like a sucker. As soon as YouTube allows me to replace a file, I'll quit Vimeo (or if I find another video service).

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3 stars

"Lots of nice features but not ready for prime-time yet"

June 28, 2012  |  By erika54321

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

The service has a nice user interface, allows uploads of files up to 5 GB per week, has a lot of different privacy options, is very customizable, the video playback quality seems very good and you can allow others to download your videos.

Cons

Unfortunately Vimeo seems to be not quite ready for prime-time yet though. That is most obvious when you see the many posts that users make daily in their help forum to get upload issues resolved. You immediately get a lot of cute friendly comments from the vimeo staff but not necessarily help. I got the impression that nice kids run the company. It took them 3 days though to tell me that their technology can't handle uploads of files over 2 GB with Internet Explorer (YouTube handles that fine, Vimeo told me to install Chrome or Safari). The technical support staff should be aware of their limitations with the most used browser out there even if they don't have the technology yet to support it.

Summary

This could be a very good video sharing alternative to YouTube at some time in the future if they manage to smooth some technical issues out. Right now I don't think they are quite there yet.They do have a good refund policy though if you run into issues (but of course you don't get the time back that you invested).

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5 stars

"Free, Simple, High Quality Video, Privacy Controls."

September 03, 2009

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

See above. I had no problems uploading and sharing an HD video. Your relatives and friends do not need a Vimeo account to view your videos (just a URL and Password for private videos).

Cons

None so far.

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1 stars

"Do NOT use Vimeo : Unreliable , Novice and Uptight"

May 01, 2009  |  By dariomadrid

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

no pros at all

Cons

They had a technical problem serving videos for 3 days in a row, causeing my site to look horrible. When I went to their forum and posted a polite complaint, they immediately deleted my account along with all my videos.

Summary

This is a comapny that advertises itself as a family safe video site. So the assumption that they are a bunch of uptight mormons is not so out of place. They are a new company with an unclear business plan. You may place all your videos there just to find out that theyve gone out of business 3 months later or that they want you to pay for their services. Being small and novice also means that they have serious technical problems every other day. Being so uptight, if you complain they will delete your account.

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5 stars

"I have nothing but great things to say about Vimeo"

March 23, 2008  |  By lkp7488

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Everything......... Easy .. that's for me

Cons

Right now I am having a problem... I logged in to my brother's account to upload something for him and I can't log out........ thus I can't get back into mine . Need help ........... Thanks

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General
Publisher Connected Ventures
Publisher web site http://www.connectedventures.com/
Release Date October 01, 2007
Date Added October 01, 2007
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Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Publishing & Sharing
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements None
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Total Downloads 2,093
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
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