How to Record Vimeo Videos in 3 Easy Ways

Last updated on January 7, 2019 by Cindy Smith

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How to Record Vimeo Videos in 3 Easy Ways

Though Vimeo is a popular video streaming platform where you can find millions of interesting videos, you will need to connect to the Internet in order to enjoy the videos. For some undownloadable Vimeo videos, it will be a good choice to record them with Screen Grabber Pro so as to view them offline later. Start your free trial by clicking the button below!

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Vimeo is a video-sharing platform with growing popularity, similar to YouTube in the interface but diverse in its operation. Users can share, upload, and watch videos from SD format to 1080p. Vimeo has the edge over its competitor video sharing websites in that Vimeo was the first to enable HD format videos. In Vimeo player, the standard definition videos are automatically converted to 720p flash video format. What if you need to record the specific video and save it to watch later, you need to have a screen recorder that gives high-quality output and efficiency to record Vimeo videos without any hassle. Here are three best tools to record Vimeo videos for Windows and Mac operating systems are introduced.

Free Screen Recorder to Record Vimeo Videos on Win/Mac

Free Online Screen Recorder is recommended as the top free solution for Vimeo video recording. Thanks to its lightweight interface, you don’t need to download or install any offline app. Simply visit the official site and you can start the recording task with ease. Though it’s a free web-based Vimeo recorder, it offers versatile features that can fulfill nearly all your recording needs: you can record in region or full screen, choose the audio input, annotate the recording in real time, save the recording in different formats, upload and share the recorded video immediately online, etc. Here are the simple steps to record Vimeo streaming videos with it:

Step1 Launch Free Screen Recorder Online

Visit the official website of this Free Screen Recorder Online and click on the Start button on top to launch it. Note that if it’s the first time you use it, you will be asked to install a launcher so as to activate the recorder. Just follow the instructions to download and install the launcher.

free screen recorder online

Step2 Record Video from Vimeo

Now go to Vimeo and find the video that you wish to record and go back to the Free Screen Recorder interface to click on the full-screen icon to record full-screen video or drag the cursor to the desired portion of the screen to capture only the desired part of computer display. Meanwhile, you can select the audio input, hotkeys, output video format, etc. When all is OK, play the Vimeo video and press the red REC button to start recording the Vimeo video.

Record Video from Vimeo

Step3 Save Your Recording

After the recording task is done, click the pause button to stop the recording and then click the tick icon to save it. After the video is stored, it will instantly play the recorded video for a final check. After that, you can save it as a video file, a GIF, edit it with video editor or upload it to Dropbox, YouTube, Google Drive, etc. directly from the app.

save vimeo recording

Note: There is a pro version of this free online screen recording app called Screen Grabber Pro, which works much more stable than the web-based version. Besides all the functions the online one offered, this desktop recorder also allows you to create a scheduled task by setting the start and end time ahead. It means that the program can automatically record your computer screen at the designated time even when you’re away from the computer. You can click the button below to download the Windows or Mac version according to your needs.

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Record Video from Vimeo with Icecream Screen Recorder

 Vimeo video recorder

Another great tool for Vimeo video capturing is Icecream Screen Recorder, one of the best screen recording tools available for both Windows and Mac OS. Its easy-to-use interface makes it efficient and hassle free for you to record anything happening on you computer screen from online streaming videos, video calls to gameplay activity in HD quality. During the recording, you can even draw anything on the screen such as text, arrows, or freehand drawings. Below is a simple guide about how to use Icecream Screen Recorder to capture videos from Vimeo.

Step1 Select the Recording Settings

Download and install the screen recorder and then launch it and click Settings to configure the recording settings such as the output video format, audio input source, hotkeys, etc. When the settings are done, click Save Settings to save the changes.

Icecream Screen Recorder Settings

Step2 Choose the Recording Area

Click Capture Video and select a recording way according to your needs. To record a Vimeo video, Custom area is recommended. Choose it and then drag your mouse cursor to set the area that you want to include in the final video.

Icecream Screen Recorder select area

Step3 Record and Save Vimeo Video

Go to Vimeo to find the target video and click the Rec button to start the video recording and click Stop to end the recording and save it to your computer.

record vimeo with icecream

Capture Vimeo Video on Mac with QuickTime Player

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If you want to record videos from Vimeo on a Mac, QuickTime can be a great free option. It allows you to capture Vimeo videos as well as videos from any popular video sharing websites. And the way to record video using QuickTime is also quite easy. You can refer to the steps below:

Step1 Launch QuickTime to Start a New Screen Recording

Launch QuickTime and select New Screen Recording from the File Menu. A recording window will then pop up on the screen. To capture Vimeo streaming video, navigate on Vimeo to find the video you want to record and click on the Red Button to start recording. You can either pick a specific portion of the screen or entire screen window from the options.

record vimeo videos with quicktime

Step2 Save the Recorded Vimeo Video

After the desired portion of Vimeo video is recorded, click on the same Red Button that was used before to initiate the process to stop recording the video. Now it will ask to save the recorded video to the desired folder on your PC. Choose the output folder and your entire video moment will be stored on your PC for later usage.

quicktime screen recording settings


All the above 3 Vimeo screen recorders enable you to record Vimeo videos with high quality. Still the first option is Free Online Screen Recorder as it doesn’t cost a penny and there is no limitations on the recording time and no watermark attached. Moreover, it has additional features, real-time editing options and creates output videos in more formats than the other 2 recorders. Anyway, you can test to find the one that best fits you.

In fact, there can be numerous ways to record videos from Vimeo and other popular video hosting websites. Here i just mentioned 3 to help you narrow down and selections as the all the 3 recommended ways are effective. If you know any other better solutions for the Vimeo video recording, please share it with us by leaving a comment. Thank you!

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Post By Cindy Smith to Desktop Recorder

Last updated on January 7, 2019

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