SceneChat Adds Support for Vimeo Videos

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.

By adding a few lines of JavaScript to their pages, site creators can use SceneChat to add threaded conversations to their videos. Viewers can insert comments at a particular place in a video, so that the comment displays when the video playhead reaches that section of the video. Videos can be shared over Facebook or Twitter.

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.


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  1. Thanks sharing this, the the great thing is that it adds realtime sharing aspect. I know viddler was one of the earlier video sharing sites to allow comments from its members to video timelines.

    Posted by James - United By Photography | January 23, 2012, 1:23 am
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