Just went to Vimeo to rewatch an old presentation and I was asked to log in.
It could be that’s because the recordings are unrated, and the default Vimeo approach is to assume-the-worst .
See here for the opening remarks of ROSCon 2014 for instance.
Could the account holder rate the videos?
Yeah, there’s a bunch of them from before the rating system was fully developed. We can try to get to that but bulk rating so far hasn’t been easy.
Using a private browser window I get a popover prompt to login, but it’s dismissable and I can watch the video without logging in. I just clicked the little X and am able to watch.
Do you get something different?
I don’t seem to have an option to dismiss the login prompt.
There is a large “Video is not rated. Log in to watch.” modal black box at the top of the page, and that’s it.
Perhaps it depends on region/country.
(I also don’t seem to be allowed to attach screenshots/images to my post here for some reason: “Sorry, there was an error uploading that file. Please try again.”)
Yeah it seems to be UK and EU are blocked from unrated content. Content ratings – Help Center
If you don’t rate your public videos, viewers in some countries (specifically in the UK and EU) will need to log into a Vimeo account to watch those videos per local regulations.
I’ve manually triaged 2013 and 2014. Hopefully that’s getting coverage. A sampling of 2015 shows them as already rated.