For years, everyone has been asking us to launch a paid account option on Vimeo.
"It's coming soon, it's coming soon!" is what you've heard from us for quite a while. Well, we weren't just making excuses. We were locked deep in the Vimeo HQ, tapping away at our keyboards, building a service that we could be proud of and that you would find irresistible.
Introducing Vimeo Plus.
We like to say "It's Vimeo, plus more awesomeness." First and foremost, it's 300% more space for your videos. This is the most frequent request from you guys, so we're glad to be able to offer you 2GB per week with Vimeo Plus. The videos you upload will have priority conversion and your SD videos will be converted at higher quality. And you thought they looked good before!
The second-most requested feature from you has been HD embedding, and Vimeo Plus makes that a reality as well. You get 1,000 HD embed plays with your Plus account, and adding more through our store is super easy. Now your website will look slicker than ever, with streaming HD video in Vimeo's well-designed player.
Speaking of the embed player, customization is the name of the game with Vimeo Plus. You have a totally liberating amount of options for your embedded videos. Now you can finally control every aspect of the player, from what's shown at the beginning and end, to the player buttons, even down to which sites are allowed to embed your video.
All of this in a completely Ad-Free environment. That's right, when you buy Plus, banner ads disappear from Vimeo, leaving you with the cleanest experience in online video sharing you can find anywhere. Stop by the Vimeo Plus page to check it out and purchase your Plus account. And if you know any other Vimeo fans, you can buy a Vimeo Plus account for them right from our store.
For those of you who are sticking with the free account, here's the deal: you're going to have some new limitations. First of all, you'll only be able to upload one HD video per week. You will also be limited to creating 1 Group, 1 Channel and 3 Albums. It really does pain us to impose these limits, because we want you all to be happy, productive Vimeans, but we feel that if you're going to be a power user, you should help us keep Vimeo working by purchasing a Plus account. We appreciate your support more than you'll ever know. The good news is that you keep all of your existing Groups, Channels and Albums, even if you remain a free account user.
The Staff of Vimeo
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