Vimeo vs YouTube

Okay guys, so I have a little dilemma. Which do I choose? Vimeo, the video hosting service that actually hosts worthwhile videos? Or YouTube, the hosting service with random crap that Joe Blogs posts up every day? Well, I thought I’d ask the expert. Myself. Yeah I know, it seems a little big-headed of me to ask myself and do a while blog post on my whole answer, but I wanted to get this all down quick before the idea left me, and I couldn’t get hold of one of my more able experts quickly…so I asked myself. Here’s my answer:

To be honest, it depends on what you’re doing.

For someone who wants to watch worthwhile videos that are considerably longer and doesn’t want the random YouTube dirt showing up, choose Vimeo. The few problems with it are that not many people upload to Vimeo, so you’ll be limited for choice, and also that it is less accessible from mobile devices. The positives to Vimeo are the clean interface, the lack of adverts (since pro users pay), the quality of the content, and the ease of use. I, personally, would choose Vimeo for my endeavours, but since YouTube is a more populated platform, I use it instead to reach a broader audience.

For those who will watch anything that enters their eyeball, then choose YouTube. Quality ranges from 1-10 and any person can post a video of their pet cat and beyond. Cool, right? For some it is, and for some it isn’t. The only problem with YouTube, I would say, is that there are too many videos that serve as meaningless drivel. Also, say you’re searching for a music video. Instead of having the one solitary video come up, you get 100,000 results and, after going through them, you realise they’re all low quality apart from one. That’s the problem with YouTube. Too many amateurs posting whatever passes through the lens. Folks, that’s what Facebook’s video sharing service is for. If you want to share a video with friends, don’t upload it to YouTube, send it to Bill!

Anyway, I think I’ve made my point. Vimeo is better than YouTube in many aspects, but just needs more users to become a competitive contestant to YouTube. YouTube, however, has also started to up it’s game, bringing in new features and a new facelift. For me, for practicality, I’ll use YouTube…but, if Vimeo somehow became popular, I’d switch to it immediately…

Bless your face. If you coughed or sneezed during the reading of this article then bless you. Peace off, and may your toes stay clean.

Alex Out.

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