Over the past couple months Patrick and I have been rewriting the Vimeo player from the ground up. Today we have released the new player to everyone! We have built a framework that will allow us to add many new features and customization options in the near future. It's going to be pretty awesome.
Here's a small highlight of our changes and enhancements:
There are a lot of design tweaks and all the outro screens have been completely redesigned. Thanks Jack
We wrote the player in AS3. Simply put, everything should work inherently better and faster. Videos will play a little better and switching to fullscreen is less jarring.
HD embeds have a HD link back to the video on Vimeo.
We've made a lot of improvements to fading the timeline in and out. For example if you move your mouse outside the video, the timeline will hide itself automatically.
We've created a smarter video buffering system. This is still being tested and would love any feedback
Total runtime is now displayed when a video initially loads.
This is only the first installment to many new additions to the player. Once we launch Pro accounts, you'll have more than a handful of customization options.
Enjoy and please let us know if you have any problems. + More from the Staff Blog Archive