YouTube vs. Vimeo | In My Humble Opinion
by James M. Williams Jr.
April 1, 2013 - I am a video enthusiast based in Alaska and recently uploaded a few videos to Vimeo. My intention is to briefly share my experience and compare Vimeo with YouTube.
Honestly, there is really no comparison.
Vimeo is so much more superior to YouTube in many ways, without all the annoying ads and popups that YouTube puts in its videos.
YouTube has also made it more annoying by allowing users to insert comments that popup onscreen and distract from any of their videos.
Vimeo isn't frocked with low quality and low resolution videos put out by every yay-hoo that just wants to do it, whether its good, or not, or whether anyone wants to see them or not. YouTube is just filled and overrun with crap! That's my personal opinion anyway.
There was a brief moment in time when YouTube was a great place to go to post videos. Vimeo is far better, and without the distractions or severe limitation restrictions that is YouTube. I'm able to upload and post videos of any length for free and the quality is very good. Not the best, but better than YouTube.
Another huge advantage that Vimeo has over YouTube is the length restrictions. As long as you are able to compress a video below the maximum required size for Vimeo, you can upload the full length no matter how long. With YouTube, you are restricted to a maximum length of only 10 minutes or less and the videos are compressed so small that they are diluted and distorted.
The only videos I saw on YouTube that exceed the length requirements are "Big Corporations" and News Media, with the money to buy the time and ability to post high res videos.
So that's my brief review of YouTube vs. Vimeo.
Do you have an opinion about YouTube vs. Vimeo? Feedback and comments welcome below.
James M. Williams Jr.
Owner: Raven's Feather Studio & Froglips Productions