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Vimeo Video Download


Vimeo, the famous video sharing site, similar to YouTube, is a little bit different from YouTube, as well. The difference lies in that some videos on Vimeo are available for free downloading while others are not available for downloading. No matter which type of Vimeo video you wanna download, you can find out the effective solutions below to get Vimeo video downloaded with nary a hassle.

Part 1: How to Download Videos from Vimeo When They Are Available

Certain videos on Vimeo are available for directly saving, which means anyone, no matter you are the basic member, Plus member or Pro member, has get access to download video from Vimeo for free. Here is the feasible ways.

Solution 1- with Professional Vimeo Video Downloader Software

The professional yet feature-rich Vimeo downloader - MacX Video Converter Pro comes to render help, which runs as a monster in Vimeo video downloading, regardless of format MP4, FLV, AVI format or resolution in 720P, 1080P or even 2K 4K 8K Ultra HD. What's better, it can also deliver a stunning performance in save videos from other video portals, including YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vevo, Instagram, Metacafe, Myspace, Pandora TV, Soundcloud etc.

To notify, with up to 350+ mobile device profiles, this world-class Vimeo video downloader can also support you to convert the videos you downloaded from Vimeo to iPhone iPad Android with all quality untouched.

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Note: Not all the Vimeo ultra HD video (4K/8K) can be downloaded by anyone. If you are the Vimeo genuine fan, you would surely know it, but for the newcomers, you need to get more about Vimeo videos:

1 When uploading 4K Ultra HD video to Vimeo, Vimeo will automatically downgrade and convert ultra HD video to HD 1080P/720P, and there is a download original version in 4K/8K for Pro and Plus members.

2 When a Vimeo premium user uploads a video that is 2K, 4K or above to Vimeo, which will be converted to a 720p or 1080p version for streaming and meanwhile keep an original ultra HD version for others' viewers to download if the uploader is willing to do so.

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Solution 2 - with Vimeo itself

If you wanna directly download Vimeo videos to Mac/Windows, the method is seemingly much easier than ever. (By the way, needless to resort to any Vimeo downloader freeware.)

For Windows users: Right-click on the link and choose "Save as" or "Save link as".

For Mac users: Hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click the link, then choose "Save link as" or "Download linked file".

Part 2 - How to Save Vimeo Videos When They Are Unavailable for Downloads

Different from YouTube, not all the videos on Vimeo are available for you to save. When it comes to the non-downloadable Vimeo videos, what is your plan to cope with them? Here just shares the best Vimeo video downloader to capture Vimeo videos for personal legal use.

To record Vimeo video, you can't make this magic happen without the aforementioned MacX Video Converter Pro whose screen video recording feature empowers you to free download any Vimeo videos without any quality loss. How to record Vimeo videos? Below comes the tutorial.

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Step 1: Free download this Vimeo video recorder on Mac OS (Yosemite/El Capitan included), fire it up and click the "Screen Recorder" button on the main interface.

Step 2: Followed by Capture Settings adjustment. You can choose "Keep Full Screen" or "Crop Region" to customize the capture area, select the audio device that used to add sound to your video, or disable audio recording completely, and adjust video frame rate or other parameters as you like.

Tips: Insurance for smoothly and normally recording the audio, it's advisable for you not to adjust the audio settings lest the unexpected heightened volume would hurt your hearing.

Step 3: Press "older" button in output setting area and select a destination folder to save your recorded video.

Step 4: When the preparatory process is done, click "Start Record" button to record Vimeo video on Mac within a few seconds. You also can stop the video capturing process at any time.

Reasons Why Some Vimeo Videos (Original Video) Are Not Available for Downloading?

Vimeo has three type of users: basic member; Plus member and Pro member.

For Plus and Pro members, they have the ability to store their original source files right here on Vimeo. This means that they will always be able to download Vimeo original videos, as long as they pay for $59.95 or $199 per year.  

For Basic member, logged out viewers, or viewers without a Vimeo account, sorry to inform you that they don't the right to enjoy the original video download right. Only one way -record Vimeo videos for personal legal use.

Under Vimeo Privacy Settings, Vimeo shows enough respect to those people who upload their DIY videos to Vimeo and are unwilling to allow others to get videos download. In such case, you'd better enjoy their video online and respect other's choice, unless they allow you to download someday.

Author: Bertha Miller | Updated on Dec 3, 2018

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MacX Video Converter Pro is a two-in-one online video downloader, which can easily download and convert videos from vimeo, YouTube, and other online video sites to formats like MOV, MP4, MKV, WMV, etc, along with excellent video edit and record feature.

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