SceneChat, a social video platform that allows viewers to post comments on streamed videos, announced yesterday that it now works with Vimeo videos. When it launched in beta in September, 2011, is only worked with YouTube-hosted videos.
SceneChat is still in beta and is currently free to use.
“Vimeo support has been one of our highest requested features since our first beta release,” says Dr. Mark Sales, CTO for SceneChat. “Vimeo’s HD quality video appeals to our film and music customers seeking a higher quality way to showcase their creativity.”
The service’s creators emphasize that having SceneChat videos on a site increases how long viewers stick around. Webmasters who register with SceneChat gain access to the Publisher Portal, which offers audience analytic tools for monitoring video performance. Site owners can use them to track which users enjoy the most influence over their audience.