Good afternoon. Our designers and engineers finished the new video page. Take a look at Remyyy's video Break Time to see it in action.

I think it is a huge improvement over the previous version. Here's what's new:

- Bigger video: 506 pixels wide instead of 460.
- Better quality video: 500kbps, instead of 400kbps (Down the road, we will convert your old videos to higher quality automatically; if you want it now, you can Replace the video)
- Better video player: faster, you can Share, Embed, or Like it from anywhere you can watch it (Albums, Channels, or on external sites).
- There's now a separate Settings page for each video. This means no more clumsy in-line editing.
- New upload page: It's actually built-in to the settings page. So you can upload and edit clips in the same way, instead of having two separate interfaces. The uploading process is more stable and responsive.
- Easier, faster friend finder for cast and privacy. It shows your contacts, by default, instead of any random users who match your search text.
- The Share and Embed popups are much easier now; try them!
- If the video belongs to a Channel or Album, you will see it prominently next to the video. This will help you discover other related videos, but tastefully, ie, instead of plastering "Related Videos" thumbnails everywhere.

Coming soon:

- "My Videos" will only be videos you uploaded (ie, back to normal!). You will still be able to browse all videos you have a credit for, but they won't be "your" videos.
- New home page, making it easier to discover new videos and to manage your inbox. We're simplifying things.
- iPhone integration. Not really but I wish; the YouTube app on there sure does suck. "Oh, hey, I can watch 'The Evolution of Dance' again, great." Apple, what's going on? How about allying yourself with a company that complements, not contradicts, your philosophies?

As usual, post your comments and questions below for personal responses.

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132 Comments

BBC 1Xtra

BBC 1Xtra

Hi there. Pages look great... but we can't seem to find the no. of plays counter next to my videos. Am we missing something? has it been moved?

Like to keep tabs on the number of views you see.

Thanks

Jake Lodwick

Jake Lodwick PRO

It's in a box called "Statistics" in the right-column, under the ad.

If it is missing from one of your videos, please paste the URL below.

Rob Mientjes

Rob Mientjes

The only possible iPhone integration-esque thing would be with EDGE and/or screen-size-optimised videos available for download, much like the videos can be available for download right now, but that is a per-video decision, then, and thus not as useful. It would be something, but "something" is not always enough, I guess.

Jake Lodwick

Jake Lodwick PRO

Maybe it could be per-Channel, and we choose a few Channels that automatically get converted each time. That would be phase one.

Rob Mientjes

Rob Mientjes

Yes, that is something that could work. Also keeping it sensible, what with the usefulness of Channels – one topic, roughly, for easier consumption, dictated by people with a vision about it.

Ben Millett

Ben Millett

Generally I like it. I liked having the comment section right there under the video. The large description font makes leaving a comment a little more difficult Large descriptions (such as this one: vimeo.com/332045 ) make the page look weird. But I like the integration of various things into the video pane.

Ben Millett

Ben Millett

Share and Embed don't seem to be working for Safari (is it because I'm using Beta software?). Turned off popup blocker, but it still fails.

What if instead of having popups, the option panels for share and embed cover over the video playlist and related connection sections?

Soxiam

Soxiam Staff

fwiw, one of the main goals of this redesign was to simplify the experience by removing the clutter and distractions. it was to strip away and rearrange elements based on their weight.

ps: thanks for the heads up regarding safari. we will look into it.

Jeff Cagle

Jeff Cagle

I'll second Ben on the large font hindering lengthy descriptions. It would be a shame if people decided to not read what went into the creative process for the video if they are put-off by having to scroll down to read all of the text.

Aaron Gibson

Aaron Gibson

Congrats on a job well done guys. At first the description font struck me as too big too, but the more I let it sink in, the more I like it.

I also like that the videos aren't centered. I think overall it's a very nice presentation. Kudos for sticking your neck out and going with some design decisions that aren't safe and dull, but give the page a little more personality. I will look forward to the return of the link references though.

But thanks again for keeping vimeo fresh. Good job!

Emmanuel Tenenbaum

Emmanuel Tenenbaum Plus

I love the new design.

But I think the fonts are too big! I mean, you can just write a small sentence now, because if you write a text, it gigantic :(

Clintus McGintus

Clintus McGintus Plus

It just keeps getting better and better. Keep it going man. Viva la Vimeo!!!

Gaby

Gaby

i haven't been around in a while and don't know what's new and what's not , but omg, i was watching remy's video and pressed full and then almost died..

Ben

Ben Plus

I want to rub the new HD player all over myself, is that odd?

PEIKA

PEIKA Plus

I just want to thank all at Vimeo for such great work. The improvements are just incredible, what a fantastic thing this is.

Nautisines - Sines

Nautisines - Sines

Hi
Congratulations!
Really good,
Upload is easy, but how can I delete a video?

djotaku

djotaku

I've been here since nearly the beginning and you guys have always been such an awesome site. Thanks for continuing the tradition!! I LOVE the new look!

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