Is a Vimeo plus account worthwile over a Youtube account?
I'm a Vimeo Plus user since 2008 and during the years I have been trough countless unsolicited changes.
Of course technology advances but frankly speaking I cannot call them "improvements". I think that all these updates were more focused on their business model that on user side. Of course their narrative is different.
Their latest "improvement" was the so called "Adaptive Streaming". Without going into detail, it's something Youtube has from years and it was the main reason I chose Vimeo over
YT years ago (except ads): as creator I'm in control of the streaming quality of my videos.
The backlash from among pro and plus Vimeo users that’s arisen after the launch of this feature was unprecedented. A lot of pro and plus users menaced to not renew their subscriptions. Vimeo went over as usual. Actually the same during all these years. I felt more upset from their behavior than technical reason in itself. Being a paying customer and counting zero. Anyway their business seems in healthy condition hence they are right.
IMHO at the moment I feel that the only difference between the two services are advertisements, 50 bucks/year and an amazing users community.
I'm seriously thinking to copy all my content to my nearly abandoned YT channel leaving my Vimeo downgrading to a basic account. It's a shame because during all these years around my account I created a network of friends.
What are your thoughts?
Which is better and why?
Do yo still think as today Vimeo has a better streaming quality over Youtube?
I'm not able to judge a pro account because is out of my scope as budget and features.