Vimeo

Video hosting, uploading, streaming, and sharing solution

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Vimeo Overview

What is Vimeo?

Vimeo is a cloud-based video management solution designed to help brands, publishers, and organizations of all sizes upload, host, stream, and share video content across multiple channels. The platform is a white-label solution, which enables users to personalize videos using a custom logo, colors, themes, thumbnails, and playback speed.

Vimeo offers collaboration features, which allow administrators to invite team members, freelancers, or clients to private projects, and configure content access using role-based permissions. The solution offers a host of features including password protection, email capture, custom end-screens, file sharing, private uploading, adaptive streaming, and more. The embedding functionality enables businesses to add videos to websites, blogs or other online platforms. Vimeo also includes various live engagement tools such as Q&As, polls, audience chat, and custom calls-to-action.

Vimeo lets users publish content across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media networks. It includes a centralized dashboard, which allows businesses to gain insight into content engagement, conversions, and more via analytics. Plus, it integrates with various third-party systems such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, Slack, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

Vimeo Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$12.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Vimeo offers a free Basic plan with 500MB per week of upload space and up to 5GB total account storage. The paid plans include the “Plus” plan which is available at $12 per month or $7 per month (billed annually). Additional plans with annual subscriptions include “Pro” at $20 per month, “Business” at $50 per month, and “Premium” at $70 per month.


Vimeo Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Vimeo collaboration
Vimeo user engagement
Vimeo player customization
Vimeo version control
Vimeo video Vimeo screenshot: Vimeo collaboration Vimeo screenshot: Vimeo user engagement Vimeo screenshot: Vimeo player customization Vimeo screenshot: Vimeo version control

Vimeo Reviews

Vimeo Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
367

Very good
136

Average
22

Poor
2

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.3
95% recommended this app
Brent P.

Amazing for what it does. Few rival it.


Adam B.

This Vimeo Pro platform is valuable, it does good things!

We wrote a whole website around it at one point, we are in the video production business and we wanted our videos "play everywhere" with hassle or bandwidth limits. We even had a Christmas video go viral. Vimeo handled our swelling viewership like a champ with no extra fees or charges of any kind. We got tens of thousands of views.


Michael Z.

First Class Video Hosting

While Vimeo costs a bit of money, the handling on the backend as well as the viewer experience are better than they are with their free alternatives. We also have two youtube channels for public content, but we clearly choose vimeo for the educational content we show our paying clients.
Until a few months ago there was a native video uploader for Mac OS. That worked well, but stopped working after Apple made tweaks to MacOS. Now we have to upload via the vimeo web interface. It's a pity that the uploader broke away, but the web interface is fine, too.


Jack T.

Tech support non existent

My experience has been poor. I’ve lost my temper with tech support many times. They just don’t get it, how it should work.


Ed P.

Great for embedded videos

Vimeo works very smoothly, and i depend on it weekly to make instructional videos for my website with good control over privacy, simplicity, and can charge for use of materials


Brent P.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Amazing for what it does. Few rival it.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/02/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We've used Vimeo Pro and Vimeo Plus plans for many years. Super customizable for embeds on sites and great stats.

Cons

1) There is no customization on ALL player controls or colors in embeds, just most. If you want an auto-play video with no progress bar or overlays, look elsewhere.

2) They abide by strict DMCA copyright rules. If you have a video flagged as copyrighted 3 times, you are banned. We had 2 violations at the same time from another user due to an old ex-employee re-uploading a file for internal use and making it public. We then (like 7 years later) got flagged for a song or something and were told we had a few days of read only access to download nearly a decade's worth of content before they deleted it. WHAT?!?! No appeal process or anything. No phone number. We sent an email (the only option) which was ignored. We finally found someone on the phone who seemed surprised we had found them and managed to find out how to get one of the originally DMCA complainants to remove their complaint. Now we live on a "1-strike and we lose it all" reality. Whiff. Seems there should be some method of complaints expiring after so many years or something to avoid punishing long time users at the same rate as new users. We could open a new account, but we'd lose thousands of videos we've created. How is that fair? I get copyright protection and all, but youtube's approach is more civil.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Adam B.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 2-10 Employees

This Vimeo Pro platform is valuable, it does good things!

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 18/07/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We wrote a whole website around it at one point, we are in the video production business and we wanted our videos "play everywhere" with hassle or bandwidth limits. We even had a Christmas video go viral. Vimeo handled our swelling viewership like a champ with no extra fees or charges of any kind. We got tens of thousands of views.

Pros

This video platform is valuable, it does good things. At first, I was a little put off and I asked myself why can't I just host these video on Youtube for free? Why should I pay for this service every month. Vimeo does some pretty great things, first and foremost, Vimeo is discreet, it doesn't add commercials before OR after your videos. You videos get full attention and you control what the end user sees. This is perfect for hosting videos on a corporate website or small Wordpress site. You can even customize how the player looks and where the videos are allowed to play. Other paid sites cost much more for the same features.

Cons

The internal user interface can be clunky at times, you can sometimes get lost in there. But in general, it works well and allows you to save presets on some things that make consistency easier. i.e every video has the same qualities.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Michael Z.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

First Class Video Hosting

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/09/2020
Review Source: Capterra

While Vimeo costs a bit of money, the handling on the backend as well as the viewer experience are better than they are with their free alternatives. We also have two youtube channels for public content, but we clearly choose vimeo for the educational content we show our paying clients.
Until a few months ago there was a native video uploader for Mac OS. That worked well, but stopped working after Apple made tweaks to MacOS. Now we have to upload via the vimeo web interface. It's a pity that the uploader broke away, but the web interface is fine, too.

Pros

Vimeo hosts hundreds of our online education videos reliably. The performance and quality for the video viewers is excellent.

Cons

They have a clause against adult content in their ToS. Being a German company, we are open to show scenes in videos, that might be classified by a US company as adult content, while in Germany there would be no question about the same scene being safe for work. But so far this has never been an issue for us.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jack T.
Industry: Motion Pictures & Film
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Tech support non existent

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been poor. I’ve lost my temper with tech support many times. They just don’t get it, how it should work.

Pros

Ability to make folders with passwords.

Cons

Poor tech support, slow response to customer needs, crappy app and even after you remove it from a mobile device you get prompted every time you go to play a video to download the crappy app. Inability to navigate and do all the things you do on a full browser on mobile. Slow, slow results of large showcases or folders. Needs a way to load these first as a list instead of a million images that take forever to load if you have many showcases. I could go on. I pay for many accounts that we’ve had for years and I’m tired of paying money for lack of support.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Ed P.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: Self Employed

Great for embedded videos

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 23/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Vimeo works very smoothly, and i depend on it weekly to make instructional videos for my website with good control over privacy, simplicity, and can charge for use of materials

Pros

It allows me to embed videos rather than use up server storage, easy uploading, no problem limiting views to a private page for paid users, great settings allow for customized presentation, selection of thumbnail. I can quickly get the embed code and put the video placeholder on my site so viewers can see it as soon as Vimeo finishes processing. Reasonable annual cost for Pro version.

Cons

For what it does, i have no complaints. They have an alternative upload option that's faster but does not show upload progress, which would be a dealbreaker but they kept the other option going so i can see how much is uploaded and pause it in need be

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 531 user ratings
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Vimeo Pricing

Vimeo Pricing

Starting from
US$12.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Vimeo offers a free Basic plan with 500MB per week of upload space and up to 5GB total account storage. The paid plans include the “Plus” plan which is available at $12 per month or $7 per month (billed annually). Additional plans with annual subscriptions include “Pro” at $20 per month, “Business” at $50 per month, and “Premium” at $70 per month.

Vimeo offers a free Basic plan with 500MB per week of upload space and up to 5GB total account storage. The paid plans include the “Plus” plan which is available at $12 per month or $7 per month (billed annually). Additional plans with annual subscriptions include “Pro” at $20 per month, “Business” at $50 per month, and “Premium” at $70 per month.

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 531 user ratings
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Vimeo Features

Vimeo Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for Vimeo

Additional information for Vimeo

Key features of Vimeo

  • Labeling
  • Privacy Options
  • Video Streaming

Vimeo FAQs

Vimeo FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Vimeo.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Vimeo offer?

Vimeo offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$12.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Vimeo offers a free Basic plan with 500MB per week of upload space and up to 5GB total account storage. The paid plans include the “Plus” plan which is available at $12 per month or $7 per month (billed annually). Additional plans with annual subscriptions include “Pro” at $20 per month, “Business” at $50 per month, and “Premium” at $70 per month.

Q. What are the main features of Vimeo?

Vimeo offers the following features:

  • Labeling
  • Privacy Options
  • Video Streaming

Q. Who are the typical users of Vimeo?

Vimeo has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Vimeo support?

Vimeo supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Vimeo offer?

Vimeo has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Vimeo support mobile devices?

Vimeo supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Vimeo integrate with?

Vimeo integrates with the following applications:

Blackbaud Heathcare Solutions, Chameleon, Crowdcast, Explain Everything, Hubper, Mango Signs, MindScroll LMS, Powtoon, Screencast-O-Matic, Taggbox

Q. What level of support does Vimeo offer?

Vimeo offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials