I believe in learning from every experience whether positive or negative. I therefore thought it only appropriate to ask myself what I (and by extension every other website owner) can learn from the mistakes of Vimeo.
And of course I simply had to share my thoughts in a ‘non commercial’ video format ;-)
Alternatives to Vimeo
Several people have asked me where they can move their videos to avoid Vimeo’s draconian and erratic policies.
If you video is truly ‘non-commerical’ and your concern is not Vimeo’s commercial policy but its limitations on where your video can be displayed then I would recommend Viddler.
However, if like me some of your videos do have commercial content then I would recommend Vzaar which is essentially Vimeo for business. That is where I have moved and have so far been impressed.