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Vimeo Secretly Launches an Improved, Super Fast HTML 5 Player

Vimeo is officially launching a new default HTML 5 player (pictured above) that's 50 per cent faster than the the flash module that came before. In fact, you may have already been using it for months as the company has been slowly rolling it out to users. Pretty much the only time you'll use the oldness is on Facebook. Sneaky, sneaky! Did you notice that your videos were loading faster when you press play? Read More >>

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This Documentary Will Inspire You to Explore Your City With a Camera

There's no better playground for a photographer than a bustling, loud, dynamic city. In the documentary Everybody Street, which just dropped on Vimeo, some of New York's most iconic photogs talk about the challenge and excitement of shooting everyday urban life. Read More >>

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This Amazing Video Made With Long-Exposure Photos Is Like a Hazy Dream

Does this video remind you of being drunk, dizzy, or in some woozy dream-state? Whatever feeling it conjures, you've definitely never seen animated photos like this before. Read More >>

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ET Meets Alien: Prepare to Have Your Favourite Childhood Film Ruined

What happens if you ask a bunch of film students to make a 30-second film for ET: The Extraterrestrial? A scary-as-feck horror film, that's what. There's something just wrong about iconic ET shots like the glowing finger and the boy framed against the moon, with a backdrop of people running away and ethereal, haunting music. Christmas cheer this is not. [Vimeo via io9] Read More >>

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Coming Soon to Vimeo: Paywalls

Early next year, Vimeo will introduce a new feature to its PRO account holders. In short, those users will be able to charge for their videos on a per view (or per whatever) basis. It's a move that could either attract a whole different class of known independent filmmakers or amass a sizable mountain of videos that are fine as free (or ad-supported) content, but maybe not worth a premium price tag. Read More >>

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This Short Film Shows English Eccentricity and Engineering at Its Best

The Moulton Bicycle Company was established 50 years ago by the engineer who designed the suspension system for the first Mini. This video takes a peek at the inner-workings of the company at its headquarters in Bradford-Upon-Avon, UK—and shows off the kind of English eccentricity that is impossible to resist. Read More >>

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Watch This Breathtaking Video of Professional Dancing Fire Breathers

At 1000fps, fire and dance are elevated to an artform unlike any other. In this video, the flames look almost like silk, or water, shimmering glossy in the control of the trained dancers. Beautiful. [Reddit] Read More >>

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Vimeo's Updated iOS App Now Lets You Edit Your Flicks, and Add Soundtracks

Busy preparing their new website, Vimeo has also found the time to update its iOS app, which wraps in native support for both the iPhone and iPad, plus a video-editor which then uploads clips to the YouTube-rival straight away -- with a soundtrack thanks to their new music store, too. Read More >>

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Vimeo Has Just Reminded Me Why It's My Favourite Video Site

Giz's favourite video site, Vimeo, has just had the biggest lick of paint yet, hammering home the fact it's definitely the best place to find all those crazy timelapse videos and other arty concepty vids. Plus lots of cat videos. Lots and lots of 'em. Read More >>

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Vimeo Embraces Mobile With Android and Windows Phone Apps

Pop-up ad haters of the world rejoice! Vimeo has finally peeked over the garden wall of iOS and cast its seed far and wide, simultaneously rolling out apps for both Android and Windows Phone. Read More >>

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Vimeo Wants to Find the Future's Directors

Can you hear that cry for the next Martin Scorsese, bouncing around the internet like an aural Ken Burns effect? It's come from Vimeo, which wants to find 2011's future directors, after seeing some enormous accomplishments from the inaugural Vimeo festival+award winners last year. Read More >>

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