While we use both YouTube and Vimeo for our videos, we think Vimeo offers a few more advantages. Over the past few years we’ve changed to shooting all of our video in HD and Vimeo provides the best viewing experience. Vimeo also allows us to customize the “player” interface. This allows us to elminate ads, as you get with YouTube. There are enough ads on the web today, without having them clutter up our videos.
Vimeo has both free and paid services. We use the paid service to have the ultimate flexibility. One thing you should know is, that even with the paid service, you’re still somewhat restricted as to how much video you can upload each week. While these limits are a reasonable 5Gb, some may find that it’s not enough for them.
Uploading to Vimeo is easy. In addition to uploading directly to the site, there’s also a Vimeo Uploader that you can use directly from your computer. It takes about 10-15 minutes to render your HD video for viewing once it’s uploaded. A feature we like is to control where you video can be seen. You can control what sites it appears on as well as who can view it. Embedding