Vimeo has launched a new $10 million program. The $10 million fund is for films that are distributed exclusively through Vimeo On Demand. Vimeo On Demand was launched a year ago. The services lets creators charge for access to their content.
Vimeo’s new video player will work on various screen sizes and additional devices by switching to HTML5 from the Adobe Flash player. Vimeo was able to speed up their video-streaming technology by switching from Flash-powered video to HTML5 by default.
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Last week Google released the $35 HDMI Chromecast dongle. Around the time that Google announced the device, they mentioned that video can be streamed from YouTube, Netflix, Google Play, or from a Google Chrome tab. Vimeo is working on building a Chromecast application and so is Redbox, according to GigaOM. Verizon and Redbox is planning to support Chromecast through their Instant service. Plex’s developers are also looking into the Chromecast. Some of the other companies that are testing the Chromecast includes HBO, Songza, and Revision3.
Vimeo is a video sharing website that is known for hosting crisp HD video. The company has acquired Echograph, a popular iPhone and iPad app developed by Clear-Media. Echograph lets you build creative videos that look like animated GIFs. After the acquisition is completed, Vimeo will most likely make the $2.99 Echograph app free. The Echograph team will be reporting to Vimeo president Dae Mellencamp. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Vimeo has launched a new iPhone app that lets you quickly upload recorded videos faster. You can also share the videos to social networking websites with the app. The app lets users record videos and upload them directly from the app. The uploads can be paused, which is awesome too. This can come in handy if you walk out of an area where you do not have a WiFi connection.
Vimeo user Beep Show filmed a timelapse video from San Francisco to Paris. Beep Show used a Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera on a tripod with an attached timelapse controller. This video is the outcome. When taking the Great Circle route above polar regions, Beep Show was able to capture aurora borealis in the timelapse. Towards the end of the video, you will see all of the electronics used on board the flight. About 2,459 pictures were taken, or about one picture every two miles. [Mashable]
Vimeo, LLC is a video community website with teams based in New York and Portland. There are currently about 1.3 million users and they receive about 13,000 videos uploaded per day. Above is a humorous video that the staff of Vimeo put together.
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High quality video streaming service and IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) subsidiary, Vimeo will no longer allow the uploading of video game samples. Users will no longer will be able to do walk-throughs, game strategies, player vs. player battles, raids, fraps, etc. Videos that already have this type of content on them will start being deleted on September 1st and new videos with this type of content will be removed immediately.
Why is Vimeo doing this? First, It’s not creative expression. And second, video game demos have a tendency to be longer in length, thus being the single biggest reason for transcode wait times. If this is the case, then we should see an increase in speed for playing and uploading videos on Vimeo.
Will other video upload sites block this from happening? I doubt it. Learning how to beat certain parts of a video game is a huge market. There are video game magazines published that solely teach gamers how to beat certain levels. Vimeo is just having a hard time learning how to scale. They need to take some lessons from YouTube.