How To Download Private Embedded Vimeo Videos
NOTE: Content in this post is available for educational purpose and shouldn’t be used for any illegal/unauthorized activity.
- Find Vimeo video id
- Start download
I assume you’ve Python installed in your system. If not then I install Python and go for version 3 then install
pip install youtube-dl
In Many Linux system you may have to type the following command to use Python 3.
sudo pip3 install youtube-dl
Finding Video ID
It can be tough. Look at the souce code of the page where video is embeded and you will find vimeo video id.
Assuming video was embedded on the following URL
and video id is
Now open your Terminal and type
youtube-dl -v "https://player.vimeo.com/video/1234531" --referer "https://example.com/here-is-a-private-vimeo-video/"
https://player.vimeo.com/video/1234531 with your video id.
If you see any error after download don’t forget to install
ffmpeg. In Ubuntu you can type the following command to do that.
sudo apt install ffmpeg
If you still see an error then you may be using an old version of
youtube-dl, update is using
sudo pip3 install --upgrade youtube_dl