Review of the Best Family Friendly Video Player with Privacy Settings.


Capturing life's moments through video and photography is one example of how technology has simplified the ability to create memories, but the seemingly endless ways to take, store, and share photos and videos have become for some, a maze of confusion.

I don’t scrap book but I’m obsessed with documenting my kid’s lives. I love make digital and hardcopy photo books for my family. We also like to email little video messages from my kids to my family members. I just hope they like them!

With a variety of online communities such as Vimeo, Facebook, Flickr, and Twitpic where you can upload video and photography, you don't have to wait for milestone events to share your memories with loved ones far away. That’s where my digital obsession has paid off…

Vimeo is one of the easiest and most attractive video sharing sites online and the one I use for all my videos on my blog, on my website. When I teach my Vlog seminars, I only recommend Vimeo because of its superior quality. My Go-To Mom shows are syndicated on 20 different web sites, however the Vimeo player has proven to have the best overall quality. Which for me is very important. You’ll
never get a fuzzy image if your compress your movie files correctly! So what makes Vimeo so special?

First, anyone can create a free Vimeo account that allows you to post a lot of video footage each week. I don’t use the free account because it takes way too long to upload videos. I have a Vimeo PLUS account that, for $59.00 per year allows me instant unlimited HD or standard videos uploads to my all my blogs and social networking sites. Hey come on that’s only $5 bucks a

One element of the Vimeo PLUS account I find absolutely priceless is the "Privacy" feature. Privacy allows you to post videos to your Vimeo homepage and allow only invited guests to view the videos.

There are no advertisements on Vimeo. Hello, NO Ads!

Vimeo is FAST and EASY. I’ve spent hours learning other players. When I used Vimeo for the first time, it took me 10 minutes to learn and upload my first video. Awesome. We all know we can be impatient and expect instant gratification when we’re online. Once you upload your video, you can determine whether to allow everyone to see the video or make viewing "Private." You can resize it to ANY
SIZE and post to your blog or site within minutes. You can choose cute thumbnails for the first clip and event have your website link at the end of the video.

To see what I’m talking about, take a look at my videos here. After only using Vimeo for
one month I was so blown away by the player -- so I called them and pitched myself as their official mommy spokes person. Little did I know that they were looking for moms to start using their players. I am honored and excited that Vimeo is an official sponsor of my workshops. Stop on by if you have some time!

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Comment by Kimberley Clayton Blaine on May 13, 2010 at 1:25pm
It's good for teens to use too, because it has the privacy setting. Very tricked out. Can you tell I love them?
Comment by Donna Schwartz Mills on May 13, 2010 at 1:23pm
I took Kimberley's workshop and it was terrific - I'm feeling somewhat more confident about using video on my blog now. (Although I do need A LOT more practice to get good at editing!)

I love the way my clips look on Vimeo.I can really see the difference!
Comment by TechMama on May 13, 2010 at 1:17pm
I need to try Vimeo!




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