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Not to be confused with Veho.
Veoh Networks, Inc. OwnerFC2, eated byDmitry Shapiro and Ted DunningParentVeoh Networks, 2005Veoh is an American video-sharing website, launched in September 2005. It was originally launched as a virtual television network application, and then became a video-sharing website in March 2006. During the mid-2000s, it was one of the largest video-sharing websites, though eventually began to be superseded by YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. In February 2010, the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, until it was saved two months later by the technology company Qlipso Inc. It was later was sold to blogging host FC2, Inc, who still own it as of October 2021.
Veoh was founded by web-developer Dmitry Shapiro, who had the idea of creating a video-sharing website in 2004 during his honeymoon, wanting to create a platform for anyone to be able to record and share video online. [1] It raised around $70 million from venture capital and media investors. Time Warner, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Spark Capital, Shelter Capital Partners, Tom Freston’s Firefly3 LLC, Jonathan Dolgen (former chairman of Viacom Entertainment Group), Intel, and Goldman Sachs were all major investors.
The company launched an early version of its distribution technology in September 2005, and debuted its full beta service in March 2006. Veoh officially launched (out of beta) in February 2007. [2]
In addition to the user-generated content that Veoh broadcasts, Veoh has distributed content from major media companies via its VeohTV Beta[3] including CBS, ABC, The WB, Viacom’s MTV Networks, ESPN, FEARNet, Billboard, Ford Models, Us Weekly, TV Guide, and others. Independent creators who produced Veoh include NextNewNetworks, 60 Frames, Can We Do That?, Goodnight Burbank, and Dave and Tom. [4][5] [6]
The company received media attention[7] after Michael Eisner, a former Disney chairman, joined the board. In April 2006, he was one of the investors (along with Time Warner) in the $12. 5 million second round of financing for Veoh and re-affirmed his status in August 2007 as an investor in the company’s $25 million Series C financing round.
In 2008, the website attracted approximately 17 million unique visitors monthly according to a study. [8]
In April 2009, following layoffs in November 2008, Veoh reduced its staff by 25 more to 45 remaining employees and reinstated Dmitry Shapiro as its CEO, replacing Steve Mitgang. [9]
Chapter 7 bankruptcy[edit]
In February 2010, Shapiro, indicated on his blog that “the distraction of the legal battles, and the challenges of the broader macro-economic climate have led to our Chapter 7 bankruptcy. “[10] On April 7, 2010, it was announced that Israeli blogging host Qlipso had acquired Veoh out of bankruptcy for an undisclosed sum, who aimed to use the acquisition to add users and revenue to its blogging and content sharing service. [11][12]
As of September 2021, its website remains active, though its social pages remain fairly inactive. Its privacy policy has not been updated since 2008, its terms of service have not been updated since 2009. The site contains pornographic advertising on nearly every page. [13]
International blocking[edit]
In late May 2008, Veoh discontinued service in many countries. The company stated that the decision was made in order to focus on the 34 markets in which it has the most viewers. [14]
As of May 31, 2008, upon trying to access the site from a Latvian IP address a screen is displayed: “Veoh is no longer available in Latvia & Mauritius” Without prior notice, users from these countries were denied the ability to back up the contents they have contributed to the website. As of June 2008, visitors (IP addresses) in the vast majority of countries, including Asia, portions of Europe, Africa, Central America, and South America, have reported being blocked or experiencing a similar message for their region.
Gaude Paez, a spokesperson told “The markets we are exiting collectively represent less than 10 percent of our viewer base. ” She maintained that the decision was “not about saving resources but rather refocusing those resources. “[15] Recently, however, the restriction has been removed from certain territories such as Puerto Rico. Indian users have reported that the Veoh restrictions were lifted for a month, yet came back in August.
As of March 30, 2009, Veoh also blocked the Czech Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia and Serbia. Egypt, Romania, Martinique and Pakistan were also blocked in June. Turkey, Thailand and UAE were blocked as of October 2009. The ban on Malaysia has since been removed. As of September 2010 site was accessible again from Serbia, but starting of December 2010 access was removed once again. Veoh is also blocked in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Mongolia.
As of July 26, 2011 service has been restored to these blocked countries. However, as of April 2012, Macao users are still being blocked, with the message “Veoh is no longer available in MACAO. If you are not in MACAO or think you have received this message in error, please go to and report the issue. ”
Legal issues[edit]
June 23, 2006: IO Group, Inc. filed a complaint against Veoh Networks, Inc. in the U. S. District Court for California’s Northern District. [16] The Court has granted the Veoh’s motion for summary judgment, that it was entitled to the statute’s “safe harbor” provision. [17]
September 4, 2007: Universal Music Group Recordings, Inc. et al. in the California Central District Court. [18] On September 9, 2009, the court ruled in favor of Veoh, stating that Veoh was taking the necessary steps to stop copyright infringement. [19][20] Universal Music Group planned to appeal the decision. [20] On Dec 20 2011, the appeals court upheld the original dismissal. [21]
See also[edit]
Comparison of video services
IO Group, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc.
UMG Recordings, Inc. Shelter Capital Partners LLC
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^ Takahashi, Dean (April 7, 2010) Israeli social media firm Qlipso buys assets of video site Veoh VentureBeat. Retrieved November 17, 2016
^ “My Veoh”.. Retrieved 2021-09-22.
^ Liz Gannes (2008-06-01). “Veoh Blocks Some International Access”. Archived from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-23.
^ Paez to NewTeeVee About Veoh Blocking Archived June 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
^ IO Group, Inc. Veoh Networks, Inc.
^ “Court decision (PDF)” (PDF).
^ “Docket Information for UMG Recordings, Inc. et al v. Veoh Networks, Inc. et al, 2:07-cv-05744 (C. )”. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
^ “Granting Veoh’s Motion for Summary Judgment that it is entitled to the section 512(c) safe harbor”. Docket Alarm, Inc. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
^ a b “Veoh wins Universal Music case”. Los Angeles Times. 15 September 2009. Archived from the original on June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
^ Court’s file-sharing ruling favors Veoh Networks, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 21, 2011
External links[edit]
Archive page of former Veoh web site
Interview with Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh in socalTECH
VEOH on Ubuntu (and some others) with wine
Video critical of Veoh’s new policy of blocking countries from accessing its videos
YouTube vs. Vimeo: What's the Difference? - TechSmith Tutorials

YouTube vs. Vimeo: What’s the Difference? – TechSmith Tutorials

At TechSmith, our goal is to help content creators take advantage of the power of video in their daily jobs.
But, making the video is just half of the equation.
Choosing where you host your video content is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the planning process.
Today, we pit YouTube vs. Vimeo!
What is the difference between YouTube and Vimeo?
Large mix of users, don’t always get constructive comments, feedback
Offer free version to join and a $10/month ad free version
Cannot replace a video with a new version and maintain analytics, but you can trim
Ads everywhere!
Can schedule release times, unlisted & private options
Mostly Mature community of users that offer constructive feedback
Free, or Paid Tiers: Plus, PRO, Business – Each have varied storage limits
You can replace a video without losing stats
No ads
Password protected option, plus many more
Two of the most popular hosting platforms today are YouTube and Vimeo. They’re both great options for hosting. We offer YouTube outputs from Snagit and Camtasia, and Vimeo from Camtasia (Windows only). TechSmith Screencast is also a great hosting option, and has outputs from Snagit and Camtasia as well. These outputs make it simple to host your videos in the location of your preference.
There are some big differences when it comes to YouTube vs Vimeo and understanding those differences will help you select the right option for you.
The Communities
The first question I always ask myself before I ever push record on my camera: who is my audience? You should ask yourself the same question because YouTube and Vimeo have different communities of users.
YouTube’s community is large, with over 1 billion users that watch hundreds of millions of hours of content – each day! With that many people comes risks. You may run into some questionable, highly offensive users that are not afraid to tell you exactly how they feel about your video.
YouTube’s larger audience produces more content, but keep in mind that quantity doesn’t always equal quality.
Vimeo has a much smaller community. Of its 170 million viewers, about 42 million are in the United States.
Vimeo’s community is generally very supportive, and has many users that offer more constructive feedback than you may find on YouTube.
Another notable distinction between the two is that with a smaller community, you will often find higher production values.
Vimeo offers four membership options: Plus, PRO, and Business, Premium. They each have different levels of storage and support as you can see in the chart below.
Vimeo does offer a basic, free membership, but it limits you to 500MB maximum storage per week.
Alternately, you can make a YouTube video completely free with unlimited storage when it comes to hosting. YouTube focuses on making money with their advertising, not monthly or yearly payment plans like Vimeo.
That said, YouTube offers a $9. 99/month subscription service called YouTube Red, which allows you to view videos without ads.
In addition to being able to watch videos ad-free, you will also have access to a slate of original programming, the ability to download videos so you can watch offline later, as well as a music app.
Updating your videos
Have you ever uploaded a video, then realized you needed to make a change to it? Vimeo allows you to replace a video after it has been uploaded without losing that video’s stats. This can be very helpful if you realize you made a mistake in your video, or something like a name needs to be updated.
On the flip-side, when you upload your video to YouTube, it cannot be changed without completely deleting the file and re-uploading. This means that you will lose all of your views and stats in the process.
If you use YouTube, double and triple check spelling and content, because once you post it, you can’t fix it! I have been hoping for a long time that YouTube will activate this feature, but so far, it hasn’t happened.
Copyrighted Material
YouTube will detect copyrighted music and images almost immediately upon upload, automatically disabling these elements if you don’t have permission to use them. This can help make sure you’re not infringing on a copyright unintentionally.
Vimeo on the other hand, isn’t as strict and won’t disable your content. If you choose Vimeo, be aware that it technically is stealing if you don’t own the rights to any media in your video. It is imperative to use good judgement when sharing your work.
You may notice that YouTube has ads all over the place both on the website and within the video player. As a marketer, you have tons of options to reach your specific audiences with highly targeted ads on YouTube, but as a viewer it can be overwhelming.
Vimeo takes pride in keeping their site free from ads and you won’t see one playing before, during, or after your content. This is because, as I said before, they make their money on memberships.
On the plus side, both sites offer a wide array of analytics for your video that can be extremely helpful when determining who is watching your video and how they are viewing it.
The downside is that you will have to be a Plus Vimeo member to receive the advanced analytic access (you can see a breakdown of stats available in Vimeo plans here. )
Both platforms offer stats on views, comments, likes, shares, total plays, and geographical data, but YouTube offers a little more.
YouTube also offers insight into traffic sources, gender, what devices your viewers are using, and audience retention. Another feature of YouTube is the ability to add annotations or “clickable hotspots” on top of your video that allows viewers to interact.
Privacy Options
Vimeo offers password protected content. This can be great if you are reviewing content with clients and want to keep it hidden. Vimeo offers a variety of other privacy options as well.
YouTube allows three options; public, unlisted and private. Unlisted means only those with the link can view it, while private means only those you invite with an active YouTube account can view it.
So…. Where Should I Host?
In the end, it really depends on the audience you are trying to reach because both platforms offer great resources for businesses who are expanding into the world of digital video. There are also a lot of other online video platforms to choose from now, and finding the right one depends on the features and functionality you need for your videos.
Here is a reference chart comparing the features and functionality of Vimeo, YouTube and Screencast to summarize, and you can read a more in-depth comparison of these platforms here as well.
Where do you host your videos? Which features are most important to you? Let us know in the comments!
Note: This is an update of a post originally published November 2015. It has been updated to reflect changes to the hosting platforms.
*Sharing to YouTube from Snagit is only supported for video, not image files.
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Watching your On Demand videos - Vimeo Help Center

Watching your On Demand videos – Vimeo Help Center

How to buy, rent, and subscribe to On Demand videos
Purchasing On Demand videos with promo codes
Pre-ordering On Demand titles
Watching your On Demand videos
DRM and other restrictions for On Demand titles
Language options for On Demand titles
Downloading captions or subtitles for On Demand titles
To view your Vimeo On Demand (VOD) purchases on a computer, log in to your Vimeo account in your desktop browser and go to your Purchases (purchases also appear in your Watch Later queue). Clicking on a title in your purchases will take you to the VOD page, where you can stream the video(s). To switch into full-screen, click the icon in the lower-right corner of the player.
If your purchase has a download option, you can save the video file to your computer’s hard drive by clicking the Download button on the title’s page (just below the video player). You can also do this by going to your Purchases and clicking the download button next to the title’s poster image.
Here’s a video that will walk you through how to watch your VODs.
You can view Vimeo On Demand videos on your TV using any of the connected devices listed in this Help Center article.
For most connected TV devices, you’ll need to make sure you have the Vimeo app installed on your connected device. You can find helpful instructions in the TV Apps section of our FAQ.
Once you have access to Vimeo on your device, log in to your account, and navigate to your Watch Later queue — any Vimeo On Demand titles that you purchase or rent will appear here automatically.
The Vimeo iOS app also supports Chromecast and iOS AirPlay, so you can cast and AirPlay videos from your iOS devices right to your TV. You can find helpful instructions in our Chromecast and AirPlay FAQ articles.
Apple TV users can log into their Vimeo accounts and find their VOD rentals and purchases under the “My Videos” section.
Once you’ve logged in to your device and selected the title you want to watch, sit back and enjoy!
On a phone or tablet
You have two options for viewing purchased videos on your mobile device:
Mobile app: Download the Vimeo mobile app to your phone or tablet. Within the app, log in to Vimeo, then navigate to your Watch Later queue, where you’ll find your purchased videos, ripe for the viewing.
Mobile site: On your phone or tablet, open a web browser and go to Log in to Vimeo, tap the “v” icon (in the top-left corner of the page), and choose “Purchases” from the menu to see all of the titles you’ve bought. Your titles will also appear under “Watch later. ”
While there’s no way to permanently download a video from Vimeo onto your phone, our mobile app does allow you to save videos for offline viewing.
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Selling your On Demand titles outside of Vimeo
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Frequently Asked Questions about vimeo veoh

What happened to Veoh?

FC2, Inc. Veoh Networks, Inc. Veoh is an American video-sharing website, launched in September 2005. … It was later was sold to blogging host FC2, Inc, who still own it as of October 2021.

Who owns Veoh?

Vimeo does offer a basic, free membership, but it limits you to 500MB maximum storage per week. Alternately, you can make a YouTube video completely free with unlimited storage when it comes to hosting. YouTube focuses on making money with their advertising, not monthly or yearly payment plans like Vimeo.

Is it free to watch videos on Vimeo?

On a phone or tablet Mobile site: On your phone or tablet, open a web browser and go to Log in to Vimeo, tap the “v” icon (in the top-left corner of the page), and choose “Purchases” from the menu to see all of the titles you’ve bought. Your titles will also appear under “Watch later.”

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