“We Built You a New Vimeo”, Says Vimeo

“We Built You a New Vimeo”, Says Vimeo

Video sharing site Vimeo, in a bubbly and whimsical blog post, outlined a slew of new changes to the site, many of which it says were inspired by user requests.

The video page received a facelift, and now it features a wider video player, a cleaner interface, and a reorganization of various shortcuts and tools. Browsing is improved, as is the site’s search functionality and uploading experience--for example, uploading multiple files simultaneously is easier to do.



Users also have more privacy controls, such as the ability to block other users or hide stats and activity streams, and there is now a Recently Viewed section for user accounts that let you easily trace the videos you want to check out a second (or third) time.

Instead of an inbox, Vimeo now has a feed; within your feed, you can watch videos, infinitely scroll, and search. “Following” has replaced contacts and subscriptions; whatever you’re following, you’ll get updates on it in your feed.



There are many more new minor features, such as Picasa support and a combined share/embed technology, but Vimeo users will likely stumble across them by and by (and be pleasantly surprised). You can check out the details on all the new changes at vimeo.com/new.
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I tend to watch music videos and documentaries on Vimeo just because Youtube censors some music videos I watch and prevents some videos from other countries being able to play. I was annoyed when Youtube said I wasn't allowed to listen to a Japanese Rock Band because of my geographical location.

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Sounds like youtube lack of some features vimeo has.who think vimeo will someday compete with youtube?

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cowboyspace:

Sounds like youtube lack of some features vimeo has.who think vimeo will someday compete with youtube?

Vimeo and YouTube are different services competing for different markets. Vimeo is aiming to be the place to put your original movies/videos while YouTube is aiming to be the place to put your videos of any kind on the web.

In any case, Vimeo does look a bit better and many people will appreciate the wider video player but as a whole, I don't care as much for the changes. It is good though.

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thanks you for the nice and informative reply :)

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