Vimeo is a video-centric social networking site which launched in 2004. The name "Vimeo" was created by co-founder Jakob Lodwick. It is a play on the word "video," inserting the word "me" as a reference to the site's dedication to user-made films exclusively. It is also an anagram of "movie."


The site supports embedding, sharing, video storage, and allows user-commenting on each video page. Users must register to upload content and have free access with a basic account. Registered users may also create a profile and upload small user pictures as their avatars, comment and "like" videos.

On October 17, 2007, Vimeo announced support for High Definition playback in 1280x720 (720p), becoming the first video sharing site to support consumer HD. Uploaded HD videos are automatically converted into 720/24p VP6 Flash video, although the HD capabilities require a small fee.

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