Vimeo VS YouTube

People used to watch online movies, serials and other entertainment content. There are many platforms available on the internet where you can view online videos anywhere, anytime. Today we are going to discuss two most popular online video browsing platforms, Vimeo and Youtube. Lets explore the versus between them.

Vimeo

Type of site:
Video hosting service
Website:
www.vimeo.com
Owner:
IAC
Registration:
Optional (required to upload)
Key people:
Kerry Trainor (CEO), Dae Mellencamp (President)
Current status:
Active
Alexa Rank:
132 (February 2013)
Type:
Subsidiary, limited liability company
Viewership:
One hundred million visitors per month
Quality:
Higher quality alternative, HD is the standard
Languages:
English, Spanish, German, French
Pricing:
3-tier pricing scheme, from free up to $199/yr
Ads:
Only Vimeo Pro subscribers can upload promotional content
Headquarters location:
New York City, New York, United States
Maximum Video Resolution:
1080p, auto-compressed to 720p unless with paid subscription
Founded by:
Jakob Lodwick and Zach Klein
Limits:
10 SD videos/day. 1 HD video/week for free customers. No HD limit for top tier customers. No limit to video length.
Private messages:
Yes
Follow trending topics:
Yes
Users express approval of content by:
Like
App:
Official iOS and Android app
Sharing:
Videos easily shared through social media platforms
Launch date:
November 2004
Add friends:
No

YouTube

Type of site:
Video hosting service
Website:
www.youtube.com
Owner:
Google (formerly independent)
Registration:
Optional (required to upload/comment)
Key people:
Steve Chen, Founder & CTO Chad Hurley, Founder & CEO Jawed Karim, Founder & Advisor
Current status:
Active
Alexa Rank:
3 (January 2016)
Type:
Subsidiary of Google
Viewership:
More than 1 billion unique visitors monthly
Quality:
8K, 4K, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p, 144p
Languages:
Available in 54 languages
Pricing:
No fees, except YouTube red 9.99/mo fee is optional
Ads:
Anyone can upload promotional material, and ads are displayed throughout videos
Headquarters location:
San Bruno, California, United States
Maximum Video Resolution:
8K UHD
Founded by:
Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim
Limits:
No limits to the number of uploads, or views
Private messages:
Yes
Follow trending topics:
No
Users express approval of content by:
"Like/Dislike"; Subscription
App:
Official iOS and Android app
Sharing:
Videos easily shared through social media platforms
Launch date:
February 2005
Add friends:
No

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