Video Hosting and Publishing is still a large growth sector. Vimeo is one of the major players that I’ve liked for a long time. They are getting ready to roll out some major new tools that will really help make their platform attractive to new users, and existing publishers.
1 Desktop Uploader
I don’t understand why other video hosting platforms namely YouTube doesn’t have a desktop application to allow you to upload videos straight from an application that you can control.
2 Better Stats
Youtube doesn’t provide you with any stats other than what’s publicly available that’s one thing I’ve heard about Vimeo. Publishers like having control, and they like being able to view detailed statistics.
3 Larger Videos
People like BIG. Vimeo gets it on the Big Scale their videos are HUGE. 640×480 Gotta love that.
4 Featured Groups
Vimeo’s featured groups remind me of Flickr groups did before Yahoo bought them. Vimeo is smart, the groups brings community to the forefront and that’s where the important growth is.