So this is just a wee little personal rant, I get absolutely nothing for telling people about it, but after years of groveling posting my vids on crappy sights like YouTube, MySpace, and a good handful of others who only care about having a crap load of videos and don’t mind them looking like shit I finally stumbled on one that does it right. It’s called Vimeo. It’s free. You can upload up to 500mbs a month, which has been enough for me to get most of my stuff up there even in HD, and YES, they allow HD! The quality on their site just smokes the rest, no comparison. Almost anyone I know who has posted video on the web has bitched about how bad it sucks, well, here’s the solution.
The vids look awesome, and you can easily make a widget like I have on my main MySPace page that will roll through the different video’s you have on there. And yes, you can embed them to your myspace page.
Beyond that they have a great community, I so far haven’t seen anyone talking shit about anyone elses work. Everyone is pretty chill and encouraging.
New content is going up all the time so even if you don’t post your own videos (yet) at least ya can sign up, browse around, tag the ones ya like or leave a comment, and add me as a contact.
Again, I personally have no stake in Vimeo, other than I think they have done and incredible job at making a video site what it should have been from the beginning. From the top down they post on the forums, comment on vids, and are down there in the trenches. My only hope is that the community grows and more people who need a place for their vids and are tired of YouTube and MySpace making great looking goods look like ass can have a place where they know they’re vid is gonna look their best., even in FULL HD.
End Rant! If ya find time go check out some of my vids. If your inspired get a free account and post some feedback and add me as a contact. And then, if nothing else, get those cell phones that take vid to work and start uploading!!! =)
- RayPS I should be posting a new vid from SX tomorrow night on Vimeo.