Why I prefer Vimeo over YouTube
- The video quality is better
Check out edsocialmedia.com. He posted the same video on YouTube and Vimeo and then compared the quality. No brainer.
- I have more control over the privacy settings, what comes up after my videos, as well as, skinning the video player
- The user interface just looks nicer.
Playing Devil’s Advocate
One thing that YouTube has that Vimeo can’t compete with (yet at least) is numbers. The audience for YouTube is obviously much larger than that of Vimeo. If your goal is to get your video in front of as many people as possible, then you’d be spinning your wheels with Vimeo. On the other hand, if you’re hosting videos on your portfolio site and trying to find the best looking option, Vimeo is the way to go. Again, it all comes back to audience.
I posted some of the videos that I created for this past summer a few weeks ago, however, you can check out more of my work on my Vimeo account.
This concludes Part 8 of 7 completed parts of my 11 part series on how I use a variety of web services:
- Gmail and Google Calendar
- Google Reader
- Remember the Milk