Downloading a video from Vimeo is not that complicated but unfortunately not all Vimeo videos allow direct downloading. However, there is no need to worry: there are still plenty of apps or websites that can help you out and the best news is that most of them won’t cost a penny to use!
Converting these videos to audio is also not a difficult task, you just need applications that work on both Mac and Windows and provide decent output quality.
Below we have compiled a list of all the ways you can download not only Vimeo videos but also audio from the clips on the platform.
How to Download Vimeo Videos
We’ll start with the easiest of all: downloading the videos directly from the Vimeo website. To be able to do this, you will need to be a Vimeo Plus member or above.
Once you find the video you are looking for, click the download button under the video player, if available. Then you will be prompted to choose the version you want to download.
Depending on what the creator of the video has chosen, you can choose between D 240p, SD 360p, SD 540p, HD 720p and HD 1080.
Once done, the file will be downloaded to your computer and you are good to go.
However, sometimes, depending on the browser you are on, the video may open in a new tab and start playing. On Mac, hold down the control key, select the link and choose “save link as” or “download linked file” to save the video. If you are on a Windows computer, right click on the link and select “save as”.
4K Video Downloader
If you are looking for software that allows you to download videos from Vimeo, this software is one of the first ones you should consider. It works for Windows, macOS and Linux and lets you download videos from a number of video sharing services.
You can choose the format (audio only included) and the quality. If you are interested in additional functions like simultaneous downloads of more than three videos, you will have to pay for the Premium version, but the Basic version is completely free.
Help with downloading videos
This tool is actually an extension compatible with Chrome and Firefox, which means that it can be used on any operating system that supports either of the two browsers.
All you have to do is find it on the Chrome Web Store and click on the Add button. If you are using Firefox you will need to find your way to Mozilla Addons, click Add and then Install.
The extension also has its own website where you can download it directly.
To use it, you’ll need to open the Vimeo page your video is on, click the DownloadHelper icon, install the extension, and you’re good to go.
How to download videos from Vimeo online
If you don’t want to download new software to your computer, you can choose to visit a web service instead. One of them is Loader.to – it costs nothing, supports a number of other video sharing websites and will allow you to save the files in different formats.
All you have to do is go to the homepage, enter the Vimeo video URL, choose your output format and resolution, and download.
This website has an easy to use interface, is free and quite reliable. The only downside is that the upload limit is two files. However, if you are patient or really need to download a single video, UniConverter will do the job for you.
Like all previous video downloaders, you will be able to choose to download the video itself or as an MP3 file and all you have to do is select your preferred output from the drop-down menu and click convert.
Vimeo to MP3 Converters
If you are only looking for the MP3 of a video, Leawo should be one of your first choices. It converts the file to MP3 at 320kbps and it also comes with features that allow you to edit it.
The conversion is not very fast but Leawo also allows you to download videos from Vimeo. If you are willing to pay for the Premium version, you will also be able to use the DVD burning feature.
This converter also serves as a video player and editor and it can download videos to MP3 faster than many other similar converters. According to users, it also does not have many quality loss issues.
All the converting tools you need are present in a simple and user-friendly interface, but the downside is that DVD conversion does not work very well with this particular software.
You might be using VLC as a media player, but did you know that it also serves as an MP3 converter?
If you have already downloaded VLC on your computer, you need to open it, go to the menu bar, click Media > Convert/Save. Select the video you want to convert from your PC > Open > Convert/Save.
You will then be prompted to choose your audio format and even the audio codec. Once you have made your choice, just click the Start button and once the conversion is done, you will find your file in the output folder.
If you want to go the online route instead, you can go to the VidToMP3 homepage where you can convert not only Vimeo clips to MP3, but also videos from YouTube and Dailymotion.
All you’ll need is the video’s URL, which you’ll then paste into the upload box.
How to Make Money Now with YouTube Super Thank You
How to Find Forgotten Passwords on All WI-FI Networks You’ve Used
We hope this list has helped you find the right Vimeo converter, for MP4 or MP3, or both, allowing you to keep your favorite videos and music safe and close at hand whenever you’re ready to rewatch or listen again.
Have you used any of the converters above? Let us know in the comments.