Vimeo vs. YouTube It’s a Knockout

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You all remember our fantastic movie trailer video? It was a heap of fun to make and made you all laugh! One thing you may have noticed was the absence of the usual “click through to YouTube if you can’t’t see this”….. so we have a confession to make.

We have found working with YouTube a frustrating and confusing struggle, we ended up with three different accounts because Mum has a Google account, Dash has a Google account and after spending a lot of time cross-eyed trying to work out why YouTube wanted us to have more accounts we gave up. I am sure there is a technical information but…..

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We got to the point where we could not find stuff we uploaded on YouTube, and as our blogging time is limited we went in search of possible alternatives. We found one that suits us, and would like to introduce you to Vimeo. It has free and paid options and after using it for a while – here’s what we think.

Advantages to Vimeo:-

  • Easy to use
  • Basic Vimeo is free (500mb a week)
  • Video school helps you improve your videos
  • Options for free and modestly priced music tracks
  • Web site is easy to navigate
  • We feel happy there.

Diadvantages to Vimeo:-

  • Only one. Unless you are on a paid rate, your video joins the queue of eager beavers all wanting to upload – this can take a while.

Youtube is a heap of fun for looking, listening, and finding How-To’s, but we are finding that for easy access and storing our blog videos Vimeo works really well. If you are having issues with YouTube it is worthy of serious consideration.

Oh and if you want your videos shorter and sweeter, check out our Vine post here!

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9 thoughts on “Vimeo vs. YouTube It’s a Knockout

  1. meowmeowmans

    Thanks for the good tip! We’ll have to check out Vimeo, for sure! 🙂
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  2. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

    Yeah there’s also one other drawback to vimeo – the buffer time. Often you have to let the entire video play through first and then rewind and watch so it doesn’t stutter. Other than that, yes we agree – supeior!
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  3. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    we have also used Vimeo…and will now work on using it even more. You Tube is soooooooooooooo complicated, restrictive with rotten music options and we know Vimeo is better with just have to listen for a while to find stuff you like/want. Pawsome review
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  4. The Island Cats

    We’ll have to check out Vimeo. Thanks!
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  5. Sparkle

    I’ve known for a long time that Vimeo is superior to YouTube – but I didn’t know they had a Video School! I will have to send my human over to check that out.


  6. Timmy Tomcat

    Thats interesting as we have never had the slightest problem with YouTube. I wonder if it has to do with where you live and the ISP’s.
    We will check it out
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  7. Angel AbbyGrace

    We joined the other day and Have to totally agree on Vimeo over You Tube. You Tube wanted us to have a Google+ acct and no way are we going to do that unless we are forced to by Gmail.
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  8. Brian Frum

    We never tried that one yet. Thanks for the suggestion!
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  9. Nerissa's Life

    Oohhh…. INTERESTIN’…. Oh, Peepers….

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