Vimeo is the most popular video sharing site on the Internet, second only to YouTube. It is primarily used to share and host creative content like music, short films, documentaries and the like. Vimeo usually charges users for uploading their content on the site. But some videos have to be paid to view, called “Vimeo on Demand” or VoD, which operates on a pay-per-view basis.
Saving videos from Vimeo is no different from saving YouTube videos, just that instead on a YouTube video downloader, you must use a Vimeo video downloader. You may also use one of those versatile video downloaders that have YouTube, Instagram, Dailymotion, Facebook video downloaders and many more, all integrated into one. There are three main ways by which you can download Vimeo videos to our PC. These are as given below:
- Video Downloader Software – Once you have downloaded and installed a good video downloader application in your computer, go to Vimeo. Navigate to the video, open it and hover the mouse pointer over it. Of the icons that appear in the top right, click on the paper plane-shaped Share button. This will open a small pane with the header “Link” at the beginning. Copy the video link in the text bar underneath. Now open the software and paste the link in its search bar. On pressing Enter, a number of download options will appear, pertaining to format and quality of the video. Choose the desired one and click on “Download” to save the video to the local storage of the PC.
- Online Video Downloader – This requires no download or installation, and is best for occasional downloads. Copy the video URL in the same manner as before. Now open a New Tab in the browser and open the online downloader of your choice. We suggest you to use Video Downloadr due to its convenient user interface and versatility. Paste the link in the search bar and press Enter. A number of download options will appear. Click on the one that suits you best and click on “Download”.
- Browser Extension – This is the best option for those who download Vimeo videos very frequently, since you do not have to exit the site in this case to make the download. Download and install an extension from the web store of your web browser. Now open Vimeo. Some intelligent ones can automatically detect the videos on the page and load the download links to all of them; others will load the link of a single video on copying its link. Some basic ones may require pasting the link in the text box and then pressing Enter. Either way, all you have to do is choose the required download option from the pop-up or drop-down to download the video.
Some users will choose to add the download button to their uploaded video directly in the Vimeo site by a certain setting. For video uploads by those who don’t, the above options are great.