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Marshall Thornside
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I just want to say that even though You Tube has it's notarity
Vimeo is just plain professional.

I've been uploading my videos there for the past few months
and like them a lot.

Also been doing a lot private passcode videos only.
Like how it works a lot.

Today I uploaded the Made In China lecture on my father
that I edited. And forwarding the link to people interested
in view the video that just under 2 hours long.



You Tube is nice Vimeo is awesome.
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Vimeo rocks, and Vimeo Plus is even better. Let's imagine that you have an agent-friendly demo reel you've sent off, which is now posted on various agents' websites nationwide. When you update the video on Vimeo Plus, you can choose to keep the same URL, stats, etc. What better way to consistently update demos with new footage! Also, it automatically will play mobile optimized versions of videos for smartphones, etc. Pretty awesome stuff.
Marshall Thornside
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I noticed that with the linkage and updating the website.

I'm really happy with the way I can forward the link to everyone
who has wanted to see my lecture video on my father.
Really nice...and for something that is just under 2 hours,
it doesn't stall like you tube.
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Mystical Matthew
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I use Vimeo Plus because it allows me to do iOS friendly embeds.

It irritated me for months that people who visited the site on an iPad couldn't see my demo video. At the time I hosted the video on my own server and served it up using the JW Player, which is flash based.

Then I discovered Vimeo's Universal Player. If you're a Plus member you can tell them to automatically create mobile versions of everything you upload.

Result? Now everyone who visits the site can see my video, whether they're using iOS, Android, or a PC!

Also, if you're a Plus member you can customize the player so the big honkin "VIMEO" logo isn't there.

I've visited Theory 11's site on the iPad a few times. I believe they're using Vimeo too.

I have a couple more areas of my site that need de-flashed and I'll be completely mobile friendly!
Marshall Thornside
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I didn't realize that the plus allowed for iOS embedding.

Thanks for explaining that to me.
I learned something tonight!
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I checked the vimeo website and couldn't find anything about iOS embedding. I'd like to learn more though, even though I've only had a few people browse my website in the last 6 months who weren't using a desktop computer.
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Thanks! I'm doing the free membership for starters. Everything I knew about marketing is obsolete and I'm a slow learner.
aka Mike Booth
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Does Vimeo have the same restrictions regarding copyrighted music that Youtube has?
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It's called the Vimeo Universal Player kiddies. Learn more: http://vimeo.com/blog:334

I've been using it for a couple months now. Tested on an iPad, iPhone, and an Android phone. Works great on all three!

You have to sign up for a Plus account then specify that you want mobile versions of all your videos created as you upload them.
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Andrew - haven't checked into it but I would think so...
Andrew Zuber
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Thanks, Matthew! Something for me to look into anyway Smile
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Marshall Thornside
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Any music that is used in any kind of media has to be licensed in
some way. that the only way, we artists, get paid. even if its
only $2.00
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The reason I ask is sometimes I'll do little side projects, like a family vacation video from when we went to Hawaii a few years ago, or a fishing trip with my dad that we took video of.
I'd like to be able to post those somewhere other than my web site, which I keep really for professional use. Sometimes I find a song that's fitting, but it's copyrighted. I use royalty free music 99% of the time (I have a large collection of it) but there are times when you just want one certain song for something.
As a musician who has out out CDs I totally understand the reason the rules are in place and certainly don't argue with them. I was merely curious if Vimeo operates the same way.
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
Mystical Matthew
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Not to turn this into a music ethics thread, but the way that the RIAA has forced YouTube to handle this is downright idiotic. Frankly the whole music licensing thing is idiotic.

I agree artists need to get paid. Right now the controls in place actually PREVENT that from happening.

Instead of a flat-out "no", why not provide me with a legal option for utilizing copyrighted music? Basically ASCAP for individuals. Make it easy for me to pay $5 for a license to use a track in a personal video.

The music industry is so focused on keeping control of their property that they end up screwing the artists, the consumers, and even themselves.
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Very good points! Along with the fact that it is NOT policed well. There's still a ton of copyrighted material on YouTube.
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Mystical Matthew
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Part of it's a technical issue. A friend of mine found that when he added a copyrighted track to a video during editing, YouTube blocked it. When he re-filmed his "bit" by just turning on a boom box in the background YouTube took it.

Weird.

The music industry loves blaming piracy for its woes, but in the end it's just because they're epically bad at anticipating their customer's needs and responding to them.

The magical equivalent to this would be telling parents they have to pay us huge royalties if they post pictures of their kids birthday party on Flickr, or worse that they can't share them at all.

We'd never book another gig.
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