Vimeo, the high-quality video hosting service with 12.6 million registered users, is making it easier to upload files by integrating with popular cloud storage provider Dropbox. Users can now connect their Dropbox and Vimeo accounts, which is sure to make some vocal Vimeo users happy. "Integration within Dropbox is something our community wanted for a while," said Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor in a statement.
Users can give Vimeo access to a specific folder or to all their Dropbox files, and can choose to automatically upload to Vimeo when new files are saved to Dropbox. The Dropbox integration also means that if your internet cuts out, your laptop battery dies, or some other crisis occurs while you're uploading a new video, all is not lost. The upload will resume in the same spot once the connection is restored.
Vimeo integrates with social networks including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, but Dropbox is the first application to add significant functionality within Vimeo. The integration makes sense because many Vimeo users, who work with large files, are also Dropbox users. "If you already use Dropbox to backup and save your videos, this integration should make your life a lot easier," the company said in a blog post.
It's all explained in the obligatory cutesy animation: