Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Watching videos, part of Vimeo Essential Training (2013).
>> Watching videos online is at the heart of the Vimeo experience. It's pretty straight forward but I want to go over it in detail with you. As you can see, I'm on a Vimeo video page. You can reach a page like this by clicking absolutely any of the video thumbnails as you see them displayed up top. Also, I'm not currently logged in, so most of what I'm going to show you will work not logged in, and we'll start to see some of the limitations, and why you might want to make an account. Let's scroll down so we can really focus on the video. You'll see that in the top right I have some choices to share, watch later, and like.
If you click these, you'll see that share is available, a link, send email, or some embed code. We'll look at all of these in a bit. We also have some social media choices, and we'll spend some time with that as well. But you can do at least email sharing, and a link, and embedding without being logged in. The other two, save for later and like, if you click them, you'll get a message saying you need to log in order to like something or save for later. That makes sense because these things need to be save to your account.
So we can't really do that until we log in or join. For actually playing the video, we have a play/pause video in the bottom. And as you can see if you look quickly, we have a scrubber bar that indicates our progress through the clip, and also our load time. I don't know if you saw it, but this gray bar filled up as the video was loading, and before it finished loading, it was sort of a slashed line. If I refresh the page, you'll be able to see that again.
Watch closely as I press play. Did you see the video load? It was pretty quick because this is a short video. So we have play and pause and we can also drag this play head to advance to different parts of the video. Finally we have a volume control here so that's mid volume, full volume, and we can go to full screen mode. Escape to exit. That's pretty much it for playing videos in Vimeo.
- 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
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was revised on 7/2/2013. What changed?
A: We added new tutorials on the Creative Commons licensing model, the Vimeo Plus and Vimeo PRO account types, watching videos on demand and in Couch Mode, and the Enhancer and Music Store features.