Update (2010-11-13): Vimeo Downloader 0.3 is now available. Among other features, it will now download HD videos by default. Most people will prefer to use the new version (also linked below). But if you prefer to use version 0.1, which defaults to downloading standard definition versions of videos, you can get it here.
Here is Vimeo Downloader, a script I created to download videos from Vimeo:
The script should work on any system with a POSIX shell (such as Ubuntu, Mac OS X, or Windows with MSYS) and wget or curl (wget is in Ubuntu by default and also available for Windows, curl is in Mac OS X by default). To use it, simply run
vimeo_downloader.sh with the ID of the Vimeo video you want to see. For example, the ID of http://www.vimeo.com/2373142 is 2373142. If you have any questions, please leave a comment on this post or contact me directly.
Thanks to Voinage on the XBMC forums for describing how to download videos from Vimeo.
This script is the latest in my attempts to help people depend less on Flash. For more details, see Why I haven’t installed a Flash player. For viewing YouTube videos without Flash, use Free Youtube! by Stephen Paul Weber. Hopefully this script will make it easier to incorporate Vimeo support into something like Free Youtube!.