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.

Stay cool,

The Staff of Vimeo

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488 Comments

Lars

Lars

1GB per file limit is key.

dalas verdugo

dalas verdugo Staff

Right now, anything larger than that could cause problems with the conversion process. As you know, we're committed to giving you guys the best and we'll always work to improve everything on Vimeo.

Matt Schwarz

Matt Schwarz Alum

With the right compression you could get a little over an hours worth of HD out of 1gb :)

Ian Lucero

Ian Lucero Plus

I can do 70 min with a bit rate of 2000kbps. It roughly comes out to under 1gig of space.
But that is SD footage.

Andris Krastiņš

Andris Krastiņš

By the way, I can't find that 1gb limit mentioned anywhere else FAQ or otherwise. May I suggest that it should be mentioned, because it's an important part of what we're getting for the yearly fee. (Will be getting, after I can order from outside USA)

Andris Krastiņš

Andris Krastiņš

Oh, sorry, I just found, under Storage Space "Details" in plus page.

dalas verdugo

dalas verdugo Staff

We'll consider that if it seems like there's a lot of confusion.

Wynner3

Wynner3

Will the people who get Vimeo Plus have an icon or anything to show they have it?

Festival Previews

Festival Previews

I just uploaded a 2 minute HD video to my Vimeo Minus account and it took 100 minutes to process! And that was at 2am Pacific.

Blunk

Blunk

Buuu... let us, free users, upload 7 HDs Videos per week :D hehe one per day

Paul Hartrick

Paul Hartrick

What is the ETA for internation support for Plus?

www.btpinformatic.fr

www.btpinformatic.fr Plus

Why ? All around the world, we're waiting for Plus... It doesn't work fine? With the free version, I don't need any support. Why do you need it ? Each day, because they're not americans, some free users leave vimeo for others solutions. It's important for us to know if we're waiting for nothing...
I also use opportunity to ask the staff of vimeo where they are there on the international opening for no-US people for 1,5 months !

Festival Previews

Festival Previews

It's bye bye from me too. In the intervening years waiting for Vimeo+(Int) I've perfected encoding my HD videos with H.264, so I'm just going to host them on our own site. Saves me buying several of those $199 embeds.

Ian
festivalpreviews.com

matthew

matthew

ok, so we have uk and austrian companies, also family / staff with USA citizenship, credit cards and addresses, is that ok to get the plus account. We would rather go through the front door but.....

ivgit

ivgit

News about poor non US resident?

www.btpinformatic.fr

www.btpinformatic.fr Plus

We currently only accept orders from US residents - International support coming soon! We promise!

At the end, vimeo's team doesn't see anymore those messages... But, do they always read this forum, today on page 2 of the blog, soon on page 3? We are only little things… Despite everything Merry Christmas!

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