Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing video settings and privacy options, part of Vimeo Essential Training.
Now that we're comfortable with different ways to post video to Vimeo, I want to look at the things that you can adjust once your video has been published. Most of this is available under what's called, Settings. Let's take a look. I'm on a video page. It's a video that I've created and I'm logged in. All of those things need to be true for what I'm about to show you. I'm going to scroll down so we get a clearer look at the video. There's the video, and if I go down a little further, you see that I have a tab for Settings. Go ahead and click Settings.
Here you see a number of familiar settings and we can adjust them all here. So under basic we have a lot of meta data. I've been uploading a lot of these farm to table videos but I haven't really adjusted their titles to be completely accurate. So this one is Farm to Table Day One. Fun day at Santa Barbara is fine, but I might add more details. Of course, if I wanted something longer, I might draft it in a word processing program, and then just paste it into this field. My tags look good, but tags are awfully important.
I can add credits if I want, and I can also change my thumbnail. You'll notice that I can choose various frames from the video itself. But I can also upload my own photo. I can also click choose and have the option of other frames that are not being selected so far. You can see how that works for custom frames, but actually I'm going to cancel because the one I want is already available automatically. It's that one there, so I'm going to leave it the same. Here we have a reminder about the video status.
That's in our basic settings. But actually we have more detail in the Privacy tab. So I'm just going to save these changes, and then look at the next tab. That tab is Privacy. And as you can see, our video is currently available to anyone. My other choices are to make the video completely private, you would have to be logged in as me to view it. People that I follow, these are essentially my friends on Vimeo, specific people who I choose and I can put in their Vimeo user names. Or I can password protect.
And I use this pretty frequently. That means that when someone clicks on this video, either on the Vimeo site or embedded, they'll get a field to fill in the password. And they'll be able to watch it only if I've given them this password, but actually I'm just going to leave this open for everyone. I can control whether the video is embeddable. That is, can other people embed my video on their site? I can control comments to be from any user, no users, or people I follow. I can also allow or disallow the video to be downloaded.
I usually uncheck that because I prefer people to watch my video on the site where it streams rather than download it and keep it for themselves. There are exceptions to that. For instance, if you're making stock footage available. But if you want more control over where your video goes, it's best to uncheck that. Finally, do you allow people to add your video to their collections? That is, their channels, their groups, and their albums. Usually, there's no real problem with this, unless you don't want to be sharing your video. In which case, you'd probably disable that as well as disable embedding. Go ahead and save these changes.
The next tab is called Add To. Here you see that I have the option to add this video to any of my channels, groups or albums. I haven't created an album yet, we'll do that in a movie about sharing. Nor have a created my own channel. I have joined a group but this isn't an appropriate video for Short Film, so I'm not going to check this. Remember, with channels, groups, and albums, you can also add videos from those pages, from the album page or the channel page or the group page.
This is coming from the other direction, adding a video you've already posted to one of your channels, groups, or albums. Under Video File, I have the opportunity to enhance this video and we're going to do that in a different movie, replace this video, that means keep the same URL, same video page but replace the video file. I find this very useful, because if you've already sent out the link, the link will be unchanged. If you already have statistics, or belong to groups, channels, albums, all of that will remain the same. It allows you to update the video itself but maintain the whole Vimeo video that is around it. This allows you to maintain all of the aspects of your Vimeo video page, but in fact, update the video itself.
I've found that very, very useful. Finally, we can delete this video. In the Advance tab, we can add a content rating for maturity. This is clearly All Audiences. I can add photos that will go on the page with the video just to liven the video up a little bit. I can create a custom URL. That means that my link doesn't have to be these numbers. It in fact can be something appropriate to my video. When I type in here, you'll see that it's only the end of the url, sometimes referred to as a slug, that gets changed.
So I could make my new url vimeo.com/farmtotable. Finally, I have my creative commons license. This is a designation about whether you're willing to share your video under a creative commons license. We're going to talk about creative commons licensing in a different movie. Let's save these changes. We're almost done. The final tab is Upgrade. But this is no different than the invitations to upgrade to Vimeo Plus that we see throughout the site. You simply have reminders of what's available in Vimeo Plus, and we've already talked about that.
So there you have Video Settings. Just remember that once you upload the video, you're free to change all aspects of it, including reuploading a new video and keeping all the other parameters the same. Taken in full, the options offered here are extremely useful. I adivse you to take your time and set your settings with care.
- Understanding Creative Commons licensing
- Watching standard and high-definition video
- Searching Vimeo
- Creating an account and building a profile
- Understanding what Vimeo Plus and Vimeo PRO offer
- Joining groups
- Saving favorites
- Uploading content
- De-interlacing video
- Exporting from Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and more
- Uploading from a mobile device
- Creating video widgets
- Exploring the Enhancer and Music Store
- Using statistics