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rremde
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Re: Has Vimeo Pro ever billed you for excessive bandwidth?

Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:58 am

luiznick wrote:
A question, for those who use Vimeo and have some direct publisher channel, do you also have a big traffic coming from Ashburn, Virginia? this month my 458k plays, 444k came from Ashburn, Virginia.
Thank you

Looks like a bot or VPN use. IIRC, Amazon has a data center in Ashland as well.  
Here's a link that will give you a little more info:
https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Analytics-Tracking-Goals/Spike-in-activity-from-Ashburn-VA-Webcrawler-How-to-stop-it/td-p/524790
 
cocotower
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Re: Has Vimeo Pro ever billed you for excessive bandwidth?

Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:05 pm

rremde wrote:
Sorry for the delay - we just got this sorted with Vimeo.  

First of all, they have been absolute peaches to work with.  They are great, and not unreasonable at all.  Our use was VERY high - we're running feature films, and have a library of approximately 2000 films, and running 5 channels.  The cost per GB was reasonable (flat fee based on average use per month) - cheaper than S3 and a lot of other players out there, but more expensive than we could source elsewhere. Since our content is ad supported, we're pushing pennies across the table, and small differences are important, so we'll be hosting elsewhere.  We came up with a plan to transition off of Vimeo in an agreed upon timeframe to transition our traffic off of their system.  We're still going to keep the Pro membership as a backup, should our new CDN experience a server failure/outage, and Vimeo was fine with that.  I want to stress that they've been VERY reasonable to work with.  They stated on several occasions that they're not interested in shutting us off suddenly, or holding our feet to the fire - and they were good to their word.

attilascreative wrote:
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One of my channels currently streams about 6TB of data per month and was considering switching to VimeoPro. Does anyone use Vimeo that transmits this much data and if so, did they charge you anything extra?
From Vimeo Pro FAQ: You’ll never encounter surprise charges for overages, so long as you’re using our gorgeous player.

Yep - you'll get an email.  But, depending on your CDN, it may be a decent deal, particularly given the convenience of the Dropbox API, and their automatic transcoding, and the ease of using their playlists. They also limit the number of API calls per hour, so using them will depend upon how much activity you have. I'd rather not post specifics publicly, as I don't know what their costs are, or what cost range they're offering users.  If you have more detailed questions, feel free to PM me.

If your content was ad-supported then why were you having to pay them anything?  It seems that Vimeo would just run more ads when your bandwidth increased, to recover their costs.  If you're paying them but then receiving small monetary payments from the ads just to give it back to Vimeo, this seems stupid to me.
 
rremde
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Re: Has Vimeo Pro ever billed you for excessive bandwidth?

Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:46 am

cocotower wrote:
If your content was ad-supported then why were you having to pay them anything?  It seems that Vimeo would just run more ads when your bandwidth increased, to recover their costs.  If you're paying them but then receiving small monetary payments from the ads just to give it back to Vimeo, this seems stupid to me.

Because Vimeo was just functioning as our CDN  - hosting and streaming the video.  They didn't receive any of the ad revenue we received.
 
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Re: Has Vimeo Pro ever billed you for excessive bandwidth?

Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:23 am

Excellent thread..!!!

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