I’ve been signed up with Vimeo for a while now, but I’ve never really done much with it. In a nutshell, it’s YouTube for professionals and semi-professionals. Vimeo doesn’t allow commercials, trailers, or any content to which the uploader doesn’t own the copyright. It’s more policed than YouTube. That means no TV shows or “fanvids.” It is for serious filmmakers and creative types, not really for vlogs and “Look what my kid can (and I forced him/her to) do!”

A sample video from Vimeo: Kid Sam – We’re Mostly Made of Water (Dir. Sherwin Akbarzadeh) from Sherwin Akbarzadeh.

There are some really cool videos on the site. Check it out! I like it.

I might post my YouTube videos, from my video production class at Wabash, on Vimeo. It seems like a good avenue for them.

I’d love to make more videos like that someday.

2 thoughts on “Vimeo vs. YouTube

    1. It’s not really in direct competition with YouTube, though. They’re going after different markets. Plus, they have different feature sets (e.g., Vimeo has groups, albums, and likes, and YouTube has playlists and 1-5 stars, and so on).

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