Among the three most common video platforms, most people end up choosing YouTube to publish their videos. But have we really considered why?
Before you start to dismiss the other platforms such as Vimeo and Dailymotion, here is what you need to know.
In this article, I will be taking you through the three video platforms; YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion.
As a content creator, it is important to know which video platform fits your needs the best. We will look at it in three contexts.
YouTube v.s. Vimeo and Dailymotion
(1) Nature of content
YouTube is good for content that is more entertaining in nature. This is where most people spend their free time watching videos to keep themselves entertained.
Vimeo is great for short films and narrative content that are more creative in nature. Videos on Vimeo also have higher quality.
Dailymotion hosts a range of videos that are a mix between YouTube and Vimeo. Dailymotion also has less restrictive content guidelines as compared to YouTube.
(2) Audience viewership
YouTube boasts 1.3 billion visits per month.
Vimeo has 280 million visits per month.
Dailymotion has 112 million visits per month.
(3) Video Quality
If you’re just posting daily vlogs or video content that does not require fancy editing tools, YouTube would be the platform to choose. It’s creator studio offers basic editing tools such as filters, overlays as well as adding a soundtrack to your video.
The same can be said for Dailymotion too. These are the platforms to consider if you do not require top quality videos.
On the other hand, Vimeo‘s diverse price plans would be more suitable for content creators whose videos require top quality or a more cinematic vibe. Vimeo comes with more advanced editing tools to enhance your videos. Due to a smaller community on Vimeo, good quality content also stands a better chance instead of getting lost among junk videos on other video platforms.
We should keep in mind that this article is a general summary of the benefits of the three platforms. If your needs are more specific, feel free to explore the platforms on your own.
If you wish to place your bets on all three platforms, you can also use waach’s ‘single upload to multiple platforms’ feature to distribute your videos more easily. If you want to know which platforms waach supports, check out this FAQ.
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