6 Steps to Download Vimeo Private Videos in 2021

Do you want to download private Vimeo videos?

If that’s the case, you are in the right place. In this post, we will talk and provide a few easy steps to download Vimeo private videos.

For those who are unaware, Vimeo is a New York-based video hosting, sharing, and services platform provider.

It provides its subscribers with tools for video creation, editing, and broadcasting, enterprise software solutions.

As of 2021, Vimeo has over 200 million users with around 1.6 million subscribers.

There are two types of videos on Vimeo -public and private.

Downloading public videos on Vimeo is quite simple as Vimeo officially provides a download button to download them.

However, it’s not the case with private Vimeo videos. Downloading Private Vimeo videos is a little tricky.

Well, don’t worry, here in the post, we have provided a few steps by following which you will be able to Download Vimeo Private Videos.

So let’s begin.


How to Download Vimeo Private Videos in 2021 :

To download the private videos from Vimeo, you need to click on the inspect element, then under the ‘Network’ tab type ‘Player’ and then save HTML files there.

Now, you need to find the .mp4 video link from the file you downloaded. Then copy and paste that link in the browser and then right-click on the video and save it.

Steps to Download Vimeo Private Videos

  1. Inspect the page and play the video
  2. Go to network and type “player”
  3. Refresh the page and click on the first file
  4. Save the file as a .txt document
  5. Copy the .mp4 link
  6. Right-click on the video and save it

So, these are six steps by using which you can save any private Vimeo videos in 2021.

Le’ts learn about each step below in detail.


Inspect the Page and Play the Vimeo video you want to Download

Open the Vimeo private video that you want to download on your browser on PC. We recommend you use Google Chrome.

Once, you are on the video you want to download, right-click on the page anywhere.

Here, you will notice several options like Back, forward, view page source, Inspect, etc.

You have to click on ‘Inspect’. Alternatively, you can also press “Ctrl+Shift+I”

How to save Private Vimeo videos in 2021

Inspect option is used by developers to view the HTML and CSS versions of a web page. After selecting Inspect, just play the video for a few seconds to load the additional CSS and HTML of the page.

2. Go to Network and Type Player:

Once you are in the inspect menu, you will notice a number of options such as Elements, Console, Sources, Network, etc. as you can see in the screenshot below.

You have to click on ‘Network’ and Type ‘Player’ in the filter search bar present under it on the left.

We are typing searching ‘Player’ here because it will filter out multiple player HTML and CSS files from the tons of other HTML files.

3. Refresh the page and click on the first file

After filtering the files with Player in the Network tab, you need to refresh the page.

Refreshing the page is important because the HTML files required later will not load.

After refreshing the page, some additional HTML files will load with titles like 393999309, 394000471, 394000590.

Here click on the first HTML file to view it.

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4. Save the file as a .txt document

Now, in this step you need to save the HTML file in a .txt format.

To save the file, right-click on the click on ‘save as’ option.

Now, you need to save this file as a TXT file.

So, to do so, just add .txt file extension after the file.

how to download private videos on vimeo

Example: If the tile of the file is 393999309, then just add .txt after it (393999309.txt) and click on save it. This file will now be saved automatically in the .txt format.

Once the file is saved successfully and after opening it, you will be able to view its HTML.

5. Copy the .mp4 link

Now open the file you downloaded in the previous step in Notepad.

Once the file is opened, you will notice it has a lot of text and codes written here, it is the HTML code of the file.

Here you have to search for the video and its quality in which you want to download and save it.

For example, you to save the video in 1080p, so search the text ‘1080p’

To search this particular text in a huge chunk of text, press CTRL+F and type 1080p and click on find.

To find the text, you can also use the option to find under edit from the tabs present in Notepad.

Now, once you search 1080p, you will get the .mp4 URL of the video that includes 1080p.

Example: “https://vod-progressive.akamaized.net/exp=1604825182~acl=%2Fvimeo-prod-skyfire-std-us%2F01%2F1156%2F17%2F430781346%2F1872225377.mp4”

How can i download Private videos on Vimeo

Highlight this URL and copy it and proceed further to the next step.


6. Right-click on the video and save it

Once, you get the URL of the video from the previous step, you need to paste it into your browser.

Now, Right-click the video, click on “Save as” and save it as a .MP4 file.

So, that’s all, you have successfully saved the private Vimeo video as a .MP4 file!


Conclusion: How to Download Vimeo Private Videos in 2021

Downloading public videos on Vimeo is quite simple. But if a video is set to private, then it’s quite tricky to download it.

Even video downloading tools and websites are not able to download the private Vimeo videos as the URL is hidden under a chunk of text.

In order to download private videos from Vimeo, you need to follow a few developer settings as explained above in the article.

So, that’s all for now, we hope you will be able to download any private Vimeo video by following this guide.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: Where are Vimeo offline videos stored?

Answer: After Downloading, Vimeo videos are saved in ‘Download Folder.’

Question: How do I download a private Vimeo video with password?

Answer: Follow steps:

  • Inspect the page and play the video
  • Go to network and type “player”
  • Refresh the page and click on the first file
  • Save the file as a .txt document
  • Copy the .mp4 link
  • Right-click on the video and save it