Vimeo

Vimeo is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos.

Youtube

YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos



Html5 iframe work

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"So on the youtube side doesn t happen nothing;also it only works with youtube it does not affect vimeo flash embeds for example"

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Embedding youtube video in webpage for both desktop and iphone/ipad

"Also it only works with youtube it does not affect vimeo flash embeds for example;ironically at the time of writing the new html5 iframe embedding from youtube doesn t work with the iphone nor with the ipad while the old flash embed still does"

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Embedding youtube video in webpage for both desktop and iphone/ipad

Others

Example

Vimeo will always have fewer users than youtube because the user experience is poor for low bitrate users

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Average User Download Speeds

The youtube approach seems much more efficient as far as amount of code and simplicity of understanding which makes me wonder why vimeo would use promises in this simple fast case

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Understanding how to use JS promises

If you use a video from sites like youtube and vimeo it s better if you load the source of those url into your page through an iframe so that it will automatically adjust what it thinks is best for the user like pre-loads the video when paused.

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Html5 video continue preload when paused

While vimeo is more of a professional site youtube offers html5 h.264 video playback support for all videos so they ll play on iphone

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Hosting recommendations for technical screencasts

Afaik youtube does not offer this service - it only allows you to select members to view the video;not only that but you can add a bunch of videos to an album in vimeo and password-protect the album so you only have to change the password for the album

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How to serve videos in a website somewhat securely

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