: Vimeo Downloader is for those comfortable with the command line
(or interested in learning). To download Vimeo videos within your browser, use Free Youtube!
, install Greasemonkey
, then go to Free Youtube!
and click Install). When you visit a Vimeo page after installing Free Youtube!, a Download link will appear under the video. If you need to download password-protected Vimeo videos, you should use Free Youtube! since Vimeo Downloader won’t download them.
Update (2010-11-30): I’ve replaced Vimeo Downloader 0.3.0 with version 0.3.1, which removes the caption from the filename. As pointed out by Mikko, the caption is not guaranteed to contain characters suitable for a filename. I may add the caption option back when I’m confident we have an exhaustive list of suitable filename characters, but for now you can uncomment the
FILENAME= line I disabled if you know the caption for your video will work in a filename.
I’ve updated Vimeo Downloader to include Jorge’s changes as well some other minor enhancements:
Here is the complete list of changes:
- download HD version if available (from Jorge)
- use caption as part of file name (from Jorge) – disabled for now; see above
- output the type of video that has been downloaded (from Jorge)
- accept either a Vimeo URL in addition to the Vimeo ID
- revert to basic version if
perl is unavailable
To download a Vimeo video (ie. http://vimeo.com/1084537) with Vimeo Downloader, do the following from a terminal window:
Vimeo Downloader can also use just the ID (this is how the old version worked):
After downloading, you will probably have to make the Vimeo Downloader script executable before running it:
chmod u+x ./vimeo_downloader.sh
Vimeo Downloader should work on any POSIX system, including Ubuntu, Mac OS X, or Windows with MSYS. For more details, including how and why I created it, see my original post, Vimeo Downloader 0.1 released.
Thanks to Jorge for the major new features in this release (see Jorge’s comment for the original version).