This is a Guest Post by Kyle Gilbert.
Over the past couple of years, an increasing number of ministries have started using Vimeo for website video purposes.
If you’re not familiar with Vimeo, it’s similar to YouTube, but it’s not for commercial purposes, normally has better video quality, and allows for videos longer than ten minutes.
Well, earlier this week, Vimeo announced that Plus users can now enable their videos for mobile content:
Plus users who own an iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, or Palm Pre can now go to our mobile site, vimeo.com/m and make mobile versions of their videos.
After logging in, click “My Videos” then the “Generate Mobile Videos” button! (Please allow some time for your videos to bake in the transcoder ovens.)
This is a huge addition to the already fantastic feature set Vimeo offers through their Plus accounts.
Although mobile page embedding doesn’t currently work, this is a feature that they plan on implementing quickly – making your videos playable on mobile phones directly from your own website.
If you’re a Plus user, you can enable mobile video by going to an existing video on your account. Click “Settings”, “Video File”, and then check the box next to “Make mobile versions of all my videos.” Once you save that change and wait about a day while the videos are encoded.
Or, of course, you can just hit the beautiful blue button (see image on the left).
Vimeo’s been constantly updating their services and has been an impressive offering historically.
So, who’s using Vimeo as their preferred provider? What do you think?