Vimeo Downloader – Convert Vimeo Videos To AVI, MP3 or MP4

Since also supports Vimeo videos, you can simply paste the URL of your video in the field above the main page of the Vimeo Downloader. Proceed with the steps above, and choose the format you prefer.

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What is Vimeo?

Vimeo is so far one of the most popular video sites of today. It has an approximate count of 16,000 new uploads each day, made by more than 3 million subscribed members of the site. All videos in Vimeo are said to be top quality, wherein 10% of it are in the high definition format.  Vimeo was established during the year 2004, by founders Zach Klein and Jake Lodwick. The name Vimeo is created by Lodwick, where he mixed the words “Video”, “Me”, and “Movie” all together, and come up with a unique name that uses some of the letters of each of the said words.

Vimeo’s Community

We ask help from people using the Vimeo website to share citations or any of your most trusted sources. Materials that come with unproven sources will be removed from this page. During the year 2011, the Vimeo community is filled with indie filmmakers from all across the globe. The people involved in the Vimeo community is called Vimeans. Vimeans are simply people who have a deep passion in making and sharing original videos in the Vimeo website.

Well Known People Who Have Used Vimeo

Vimeo is not just for individuals who are not known in the music / filmmaking world. In fact, the website has been used by some of the world’s most renowned individuals, including but not limited to:

  • M.I.A.
  • Kanye West
  • Tom Delonge
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Moby
  • Beck
  • Placebo
  • Lykke Li
  • Röyksopp
  • Devin the Dude
  • Björk
  • Britney Spears
  • Kristen Schaal
  • Reggie Watts
  • Weird Al Yankovic

Vimeo’s Video Quality

Vimeo is one of the pioneers when it comes to offering HD videos to the people. It was on October 17 of 2007, when Vimeo opened its doors to HD playbacks that has up to 1280 x 720 p resolution. People are not required to do anything, because all HD uploads are automatically set in the default format. On August 2010, all of the videos were encoded again, to make it fit for a HTML5 format. The videos that are not in HD format were encoded likewise, and enhanced to having as much as 30 frames and increased bitrates.

The Non Plus members of the site can upload (1) HD video and up to 500MB videos every week.

What Is The Vimeo Plus Membership?

The Vimeo Plus membership (launched in October 16, 2008), has an annual fee of $60. By paying the membership fee, the member will enjoy the following:

  • More allowable uploads of up to 5 GB every week (updated on January 4, 2011)
  • Unlimited uploads for high definition videos
  • Unlimited channel creation
  • Be able to create albums and groups
  • No annoying ads around your page
  • Use HD embeds (updated on July 22, 2010)
  • Create high quality videos by having a 2-pass video re encoding system
  • Experience priority encoding
  • The ability to choose from 1080p or 780p for your video (updated in February 2010)
  • The ability to make full length high quality video

All About The Vimeo Pro Membership

Vimeo launched a type of account that perfectly fits the needs of businesses, or videos that will be used for commercial use. This is called the Vimeo Pro. And the main features are:

  • 50 GB storage
  • 250K playback
  • Advanced analytics
  • Third party support for video playing and a whole lot more! 

Who can use this type of account? 

Anyone, except users who belong to small business / independent companies, artists who are looking to promote their original videos, non profit companies.


Vimeo bagged a lot of awards, which just proves its efficiency in providing its intended service to the people. Some of the most notable award was this:

Vimeo’s first annual award  (occurred in October 8-9, 2010, New York) – this is a well renowned award giving body when it comes to creative video hosting. Amongst the 6500 entries, 9 winners were chosen, wherein one outstanding video hosting is recognized per category. This is a 2 day festival, where video screenings and different types of workshop were given by some of the world’s best video makers including Philip Bloom, DJ Spooky, and Lawrence Lessig.

Here are some of the winners: 

Documentary – “Last Minutes With Oden”. This documentary video was believed to bag $25,000 for the grand prize.

Community Choice Award – “Apricot” by Ben Briand


  • David Lynch
  • Morgan Spurlock
  • Rian Johnson
  • M.I.A.
  • Charlie White

Gaming Videos Are Not Allowed In Vimeo Anymore

As of July 21st of 2008, gaming videos will be deleted in Vimeo’s database. This action is explained in this statement:

Gaming videos are by nature significantly larger and longer than any other genre on Vimeo. Over these last few months they have been the single biggest reasons for our transcoder wait times.”

—Blake Whitman, Community Director

Deletion of gaming videos happened on September 1, 2008. New uploads are required to comply with this rule. Nonetheless, a few are permitted, mainly because a valuable story line is included. An example to this would be the Machinima videos.

Limitation Of Use

Although Vimeo’s goal is to present a site where you can upload videos freely, some countries are not permitted to do so. These countries would be: Iran, Thailand, and China.