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Vimeo or Youtube

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by Hovtech, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Hovtech

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    Vimeo or Youtube. Which is easier to use. Which shows your video better. I'd appreciate your input .
     
  2. DaveTown

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    IMHO, Vimeo is far superior in both categories.
     
  3. Hovtech

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    Does Vimeo have that smoothing effect that youtube has?
     
  4. davemcm

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    No but that is the worst thing to come to youtube in a long time. Funky heavily warped up videos are worse than shakey videos IMO
     
  5. DesertFlyer53

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    +1
     
  6. jengo

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    Vimeo has much higher video quality but Youtube -can- get you more exposure. Honestly, I would upload to both.

    Personally, I don't use Vimeo because they have ridiculous restrictions on what you can post. I use all royalty free music, but since *I* don't own the copyright, they will pull my video. This doesn't make any sense, I give proper credit for using the music.
     
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    Really!? I've had the exact opposite experience... never have had an issue with using any kind of music on Vimeo. But I've had stuff pulled on youtube for using copyrighted music.
     
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    Well sure, if its copyrighted you can get it pulled from both places. I am just saying that Vimeo pulled two of my videos because I didn't personally own the copyright. I had the rights to use it, but they didn't really care.
     
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    With a free Vimeo account you can't embed an HD version (they can see it in HD if you use a link)
    Also 720p is the highest resolution which is starting to seem a bit small IMO.
    Vimeo definitely playback is better, almost as good as from your own machine.
    Youtube are notorious for compressing excessively and I've noticed 'moving camera' scenes are a particular problem area.
     
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    ditto.

    never had vimeo pull down my videos. youtube seems to be more restrictive.
     
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    I agree Vimeo. I have yet to have a video pulled and its a much nicer user experience. Most important of all your viewer is not bombarded with adverts.
     
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    this has been my experience so far.
     
  13. I love Vimeo, the only downside, and totally worth it IMHO is you have to pay $60-ish a year for their pro version so that you can upload videos in full HD.

    Also, it's typically where I upload my YouTube videos after they censor it in certain countries because of the music.
     
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    Vimeo needs more bandwidth. In the week I have a crap 2MB connection and it's unwatchable. Youtube however is a far more usable experience... :arrow:
     
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    That's you that needs more bandwidth then, not Vimeo lmao.

    The reason Youtube works better on a **** connection, is because they heavily compress the file, so it doesn't take as long to download (stream / watch), resulting in a worse quality video.
     
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    How is their poor compression my fault? One plays, one doesn't. Sat at home I get 160 Mbps, both work fine. During the week on a connection I don't own or control only one works. Most people don't have particularly good broadband in the first place afaics.

    Guess which one is better on **** connections - YouTube.

    Now feel free to tell me everyone has great connections or they can upgrade something they don't own. You also gloss over the free v fee difference between the two...

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  17. davemcm

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    It's not poor compression, it's less compression, hence why your videos look better on vimeo (but don't play as well on a bad connection)

    It's a compromise, Youtube heavily compress so as to make it available to everyone (even people on slow broadband), whereas Vimeo chooses not to compress as much, resulting in a larger file, which slow broadband cannot download quick enough and process quick enough to give you smooth video.

    I couldn't possibly comment on broadband connections around the world, but I know both Youtube 1080p and Vimeo HD (be it 720p or 1080p) work fine both at home and mobile over 3G / 4G in most areas around the UK.

    Edit: also, as to the price difference, even the 720p free account HD videos usually look much better than Youtube's heavily compressed 1080p version of the same video.
     
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    Another difference for slow connections is that youtube no longer allows the whole thing to buffer - it just goes on a little way then waits for you to play that bit.
    Vimeo still buffers the whole thing if you wait.
     
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    Love that about Vimeo. :)
     
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    I live in the country and can't get truly high speed internet, but can usually get >2-3 Mbps on my wireless broadband. With Vimeo I can at least let it load most of the video before I begin playing it so it plays uninterrupted. Youtube, no way, although it will usually play OK if I let it max out what buffer it allows. Sometimes it still reverts to non-HD even. I prefer Vimeo for HD playback. Plus, Youtube is blocked on our work network, Vimeo is not! :mrgreen: