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KICKSTony
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Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:01 pm

We are just setting up our channel. We are using instantrokuchannel.com for the creation of the channel, which is working well so far. Is there something better for channel creation?

Back on topic, I'm searching around for a good and low cost CDN or hosting company to host the videos. We are a long time Vimeo "Plus" user and have always been happy. I've pulled our video's direct links by using the Download link with our Vimeo videos and they play great while they work, but obviously the links are only temporary and end up breaking after just a little while. From my understanding, Vimeo "PRO" links do not break and this benefit is included in the PRO account. Does anyone have any experience with this? A Vimeo PRO account is $200 a year for 50GB of storage and 250,000 plays (no bandwidth caps or time limits). For those who know, does this sound like a decent deal? I know Vimeo's video quality is outstanding and many of our videos are already uploaded there. It would also provide us the ability to setup a good quality browser based station as well. It's an intriguing idea...
 
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Re: Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Sat May 04, 2013 10:29 am

I use our Vimeo Pro account to feed our video content to our ROKU channel. Upgrade to PRO version is necessary to get the required link URL for the feed. Once the account is upgraded to the PRO service level, the settings page for the video and the video feed tab has a series of url links at the lower part of the screen. We use this link directly with the Videoplayer xml to post each of our videos to our channel.

This approach has worked fine for our church's channel, although I am currently exploring how I might feed content directly from Livestream.com, to avoid the several hours of time delay having to capture and reupload our videos back into VIMEO.
 
KICKSTony
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Re: Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Sat May 04, 2013 1:35 pm

Thanks for the reply! Does VIMEO PRO provide you with any viewing statistics so you can see which videos are being played on your Roku channel? Does it tell you how much of the videos are being played? Thanks again!
 
ncbell
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Re: Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Tue May 07, 2013 4:28 pm

Vimeo does provide access stats by video by date. However Vimeo doesn't differentiate access from the ROKU xml associated with our channel, vs access and playback from our website (or for that matter general viewing from their own website since we encourage any access for our ministry content).

That being said, I know how many times any given content item is viewed over a specified period of time, but can't say which plays were from ROKU. Also there is no stats that I am aware of regarding whether a video item was fully or partially played (and/or how much).
 
KICKSTony
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Re: Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Wed May 08, 2013 12:31 am

Thanks for the info!
 
cdkb
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Re: Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Sun May 19, 2013 5:05 am

Hi,

I only want to stream it to roku, not the web. Does Vimeo have an option to restrict web users from viewing it? Thanks...
 
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Re: Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Sun May 19, 2013 11:05 am

cdkb wrote:
Hi,

I only want to stream it to roku, not the web. Does Vimeo have an option to restrict web users from viewing it? Thanks...

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Re: Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:02 am

Hi I'm new and want to start using Vimeo links to feed my channel. Can someone tell me the right link settings to use? should the link be set to , Only persons with this link can view the video or should it be set to anyone can see this video?

thanks 
 
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Re: Is anyone using or tried Vimeo PRO?

Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:08 pm

khaliph wrote:
Hi I'm new and want to start using Vimeo links to feed my channel. Can someone tell me the right link settings to use? should the link be set to , Only persons with this link can view the video or should it be set to anyone can see this video?

thanks 

In your vimeo pro account, as of 12/18 the interface allows you to select the video you want, goto settings, under settings, down the left side is distribution. Scroll down to video file links. Then make sure it is set to "Play the video" not "download the video". From there, scroll down to the HLS version and click on the blue highlighted "copy link". That will provide you with a .m3u8 master playlist file to use as the source for your video file in your roku code to play that video. 
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