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    Vimeo for Live Streaming

    Happy New Year!
    We're thinking of switching from JW Player to Vimeo for our live streaming and VOD.
    Is anyone currently using Vimeo for live streaming? If so, what's your opinion?
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    One thing I did not like about Vimeo was lack of 'channel' functionality. When I demoed it, it was all one-off event based streaming. So if I was doing a lecture series for a university, we had to set up different landing pages for each lecture; we could then aggregate them into a playlist, but it was hard to unify content per customer.

    We're on Dacast right now; not super happy quite yet - latency is exceptionally bad. I can live with that in terms of the intial playback starting, but if there's a momentary network blip or whatever, it can take 90 seconds for it to spool back up. Our audience is gone by then.

    What's your reason for leaving JW? We're still looking around.
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    The Price. Plus they have limits on storage and streaming. even with them trying to retain us, they would still be more than double the price of Vimeo. With Vimeo, 7 TB storage, unlimited Live Streaming, unlimited audience, a robust VOD solution.
    We would use it mostly for our own programming and Learning Management Systems.
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    I have been getting ready to start with Vimeo. They say they now have a set up where you can start and stop the stream using the same player which is great for those of us that want to stream speakers at a conference but stop the stream between speakers.
    A channel is really not needed... you can always create one by embedding on a page of your own.
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    That's usually what we do, we embed the player on different sites as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edmellnik View Post
    A channel is really not needed... you can always create one by embedding on a page of your own.
    For me, it's not about having a landing page on their site, it's about having a way to segregate content between my multiple customers.

    A re-usable stream is close, but I then need that single player to show their previous content when we are offline. Playlists. Branding per customer.

    Had this on UStream before they raised our price tenfold this year. :-/
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    When it's for a client, I always record on the Tricaster and deliver on Dropbox. Though Vimeo now has embedded playlists.
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    {nevermind for now}
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