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Cool new music store features, plus new Vimeo for everyone

Ryan Hefner
May 31, 2012 by Ryan Hefner Alum

You know it, I know it, and our ears know it: Videos and music go great together. Traditionally, this has required gathering an entire kazoo orchestra around your computer, but we just launched two new humdinger Music Store features that make it easier than ever to juxtapose audio with your visuals.

The big new feature is the Enhancer, a cool dropdown tool that enables you to add music to your videos right inside Music Store — no editing software required! Use the Enhancer to select a video, pick a track from Music Store, and put them together in like three seconds flat. You can even adjust the music and video volume levels like a DJ working the crossfader at the club. The Enhancer is quite powerful, but also incredibly easy to use: If you know how to drag and drop, you can rock the Enhancer.

To accomplish said rocking, visit the Music Store and hit the "Enhance Videos" tab in the upper right corner, or click right here. Right now the Enhancer is just for music, but we'll be adding more magical powers to it in the very near future.

The other delightful development is that the Music Store catalog now contains almost 4,000 tracks from our new music partner SmartSound, which you can customize to perfectly match your video and creative vision. You can customize each track's length, change the mood by adjusting the instrumentation, or select different variations of each track. (And yes, you do it all inside the Enhancer.)

SmartSound tracks are designated by the cute little gear icon in Music Store. They cost $1.99 each with a personal license, or $19.99 each with a commercial license, which either way is a lot cheaper than hiring a fleet of kazooists.

While we're on the subject of new stuff, you may have noticed that the new Vimeo is now the only Vimeo. We've completed the full launch and everyone who goes to experiences our much cooler, insanely improved Internet website. We already gave you a rundown of the manifold new Vimeo features that will change your life, but we've since packed even more newness into it! For example:

  • Jump-to-anywhere player — Skip to the middle of a video or see how it all ends
  • A new site just for developers — Especially for code jockeys and API aficionados
  • Recommended members to follow — We can help you make new friends
  • Improved stats design — Enjoy a more handsome view of some hard data
  • New logged-out homepage — This is where we tell people what makes us the best
  • Forum redesign — We made it easier to find the info you need
  • "Private" banner on private videos — So you always know who can see what

    We'd tell you where you can go to check out the new Vimeo, but, well, you're on it right now. We hope you love it!



Super cool work. I'm a big fan of the new illustration style.

Leo Macias

How about, um, Unlisted Videos for PLUS users???

But thanks for the other stuff.

Josh Clarke

Unlisted Videos for FREE users would be better! :)


well fun and games are the coolest


I love the new Vimeo design.

DeShon Dixon

I like the upgrades up I hate the new video player design for channels. Like I HATE THE NEW VIDEO PLAYER WITH ALLLLLLLLLLL OOOOFFFF MY HEART AND SOUL! I HOPE ITS GETS CHANGED! :)

Blake Whitman Staff

Sorry, what about the player don't you like? Because our player hasn't changed at all.

Eve A. Ma, filmmaker PRO

The "old vimeo" was much more professional. I´m looking for a professional video channel to upload to. Also, I´m having a lot of problems with the uploading process (didn´´t have problems before) but most of all, I don´t like the "we´re all folksy and family" feel.

Blake Whitman Staff

Hi Eve, if you are having uploading troubles, please visit and we'll get you sorted. And regarding the "we're all folksy and family" feel, that's just how it's been here since day one, sorry if it's not to your liking!

Kindred Cinema Plus

So excited for SmartSound, and I love the new Vimeo! But what happened to Vimeo Perks?

Nancy Drew

How come I can't see the videos? Do you have to have apple to see them?

Sampo Rask

Ever since I had the chance to try the new Vimeo I haven't even glanced back to the old one. Loving it.

Soxiam Staff

Thanks for your kind words. We will continue to improve and have tons more exciting stuff we're working on now.

Randy Smith Plus

A great addition to the Music Store. I have been using the Vimeo music store almost exclusively in my video releases this year. Good job! Great resource for filmmakers.

Gerard Kevorkian Plus

I think the player is often too big,I prefered the old one!
But I have a big issue :I don't receive mail when people answers to my comments!!!

Dancing Fox Films


mike ambs

Really happy about the skip feature :) Great work as always!


Enhancer and Smartsounds sound great. The biggest downside for me is that I can't delete individual videos from my feed (with the 'X' button). Because of this I had to unsubscribe and decontact people just to make my feed manageable. Still liking the redesign otherwise.


buena idea ,innovando apr expriemntar el futuro .

is fantastic , free

Raymond Tucker

Excellent! Is there anyway for music producers to sell/add content?

Dancing Fox Films

Any way we can have smart sound capabilities outside of Vimeo (for our editing software or at least Garage Band) It seems just a little risky doing everything online and we lose some control.

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