Even though YouTube is the most popular video sharing platform all over the world, websites like Vimeo have managed to hold their own in the online video sharing space. It is believed that majority of Vimeo users are mostly US citizens as it is a New-York based company. So, even though Vimeo is pretty similar to YouTube website, it is being used primarily by US audience. It has grown in popularity over the years and the 30 million registered users on this website are a proof of that. In an attempt to woo more international audience, Vimeo has recently come up with new features to add subtitles, captions, translations, etc., thereby providing a wholesome video watching experience to its users.
This could just prove to the ice-breaker for Vimeo video sharing service and attract more international users towards using this wonderful platform for uploading and viewing videos. In this article, we shall check out tips to make use of the subtitle tool sets and captioning tool sets for video creation as well as alternate currency options for Vimeo video service subscriptions.
How to Get Subtitles, Captions & Translations for Vimeo Videos
Vimeo has proved to be a great video platform encouraging video creators to come up with their own creations and upload the same here for viewers. Now, the video creators have been boosted with availability of additional features like adding captions to videos or creating subtitles for their videos. Vimeo has enabled these captioning and subtitling features for free through a self-service editor that is powered by Amara from the video settings page itself. Also, if the video contains more than one spoken language, the creator can also directly contact Amara support.
Additionally, you can also purchase professional subtitles as well as captions by making use of the service’s translators. It goes without saying that the paid professional service comes with some additional options. In fact, the pro service provides basic audio transcriptions, full captions as well as full translations (around 18 languages per video are permitted).
The Vimeo website was initially available in select languages such as English, French, Spanish and German. They have now got the site translated in Japanese as well to target innovative creators from the Asian country of Japan. As per their future plans for 2015, they would soon consider translating to languages like Russian, Portuguese as well as Korean. Such actions from this company proves that they are slowly targeting video creators and video sharers from all over the world.
Alternate currency options for Vimeo On Demand
A self-distribution platform called “Vimeo On Demand” has been provided to video creators, film-makers, etc. in a bid to help them sell video films to the global audience. This “On Demand” platform got launched in 2013 for Indie filmmakers and earlier one could purchase Vimeo On Demand Titles online only in US dollars. Now, one can even purchase the same using Euros, thereby targeting a number of video sellers and viewers from Schengen countries.
More currency options for Vimeo Plus and Pro
Vimeo Plus subscribers and Vimeo Pro subscribers can now avail the website’s services by paying in different currencies like US Dollar, Euro, British Pound, Japanese Yen, Canadian and Australian Dollar, Swedish Krona, Russian Ruble, Swiss Franc, Danish Krone, New Taiwan Dollar, etc. This expansion of the list of acceptable currencies for Vimeo services will augur well for the website in the long run.
All the new features discussed above are an attempt from Vimeo online video site to help global video creators, short film makers, etc. to earn good money through this platform. This will ensure a premium video experience for both the creators as well as the subscribers or viewers. With more and more people taking to the internet globally, there is enough space for Vimeo services to co-exist with YouTube services. If you have subscribed to any of their services earlier, please feel free to share your experiences below!