Updated: 5 April 2017

How to Download Vimeo Videos to iPhone, Mac, or iPad (Killer Way)

How to Download Vimeo Videos to iPhone or Mac is a dilemma for many. But with a couple of quick tips and our legit Vimeo Video Downloader you'll nail it very fast!

Josh Brown

Long story short: 

Watch this short & engaging video to learn more about the workaround we use to download Vimeo videos to iPhone or Mac. (It also works for YouTube). Or just follow the three-step guide down below. 

Let's dive right in:

So you're looking into watching videos without ads, and in really really stunning quality, right? This is what Vimeo is about – amazing high-res videos, 0 commercials. The only hiccup is that you cannot keep those spectacular movies for yourself & watch them later.

I bet that while enjoying Vimeo, the idea of saving some of those videos for offline playback might've crossed your mind. Or even stuck there.

Good news! Softorino's critically acclaimed & popular YouTube Converter now supports Vimeo. 

And now the question is …what's Softorino YouTube Converter? And what killer features does it have? Softorino YouTube Converter – is a YouTube downloading app, that works on Mac/PC and is totally free & safe to download. Don't let the name confuse it, it can be used as a Vimeo video Downloader as well.

How to Download Vimeo Videos on iPhone & Mac:

Tip: Try the same tool to download from Facebook, Instagram, Daily Motion :) 

Step 1. Download Vimeo downloader and install it.

Download Vimeo Converter
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I bet you've noticed a big green ‘Download for free’ button above. You can also click on it and the download will start automatically. After downloading the installation file, simply install it and launch the app.

Step 2. Go on Vimeo.com and copy the link of the desired video

The support of Vimeo platform was added in the latest update of SYC for Mac. In the same update we also introduced Daily Motion support.  

After you've done so, the app will recognize the video on the spot and you'll see it in the downloading list.

Vimeo Video Downloader

This application is able to save videos with the highest frame rate available – super rare feature! Videos with high frame rate are cutting edge lately. We wrote the whole artcile focusing on this: Download 60fps YouTube videos to your Mac/iPhone/iPad

Step 3. Hit the blood-red button 'Download to MacBook Pro'

When it's done, it's going to look like this:

So that’s how to download Vimeo videos on Mac. And now you're thinking ‘Pfff …What's so killer about it?’

Well, except for being so simple and smooth, nothing too obvious. BUT – This app is actually the only tool able to download videos from Vimeo to your iPhone. Or iPad. Or iPod touch. Without iTunes and directly into your native Videos app.

To download Vimeo videos to your iPhone with the help of this Vimeo Downloader, you simply need to connect your device and hit ‘Convert and transfer to iPhone’.

And then you’ll get it in the native TV.app on your iPhone. The thing is – here at Softorino, we really prefer native videos/music apps. Here’s why:
  • They have an awesome design (No wonder – they are developed by Apple, right?)
  • And the second reason is – they're developed by Apple. And this means they are optimized to work perfectly on your iPhone and be more battery efficient.

They are much more battery efficient than other third party software. When you play your video in other apps, you drain your battery a lot because it's not optimized. Official Vimeo app is not an exception. It will use up your charge as mad. Why:

  • Because it enables streaming (online playback)
  • Because it's a third party app. It's not developed by Apple. It doesn't use your resources the best way possible.

The same concerns the official YouTube app, or Facebook app (this one actually the main killer of your battery – it devastates your resources with a speed of a racing car. And if you watch videos there – then don't be surprised if you always need to charge your device.)

Another core feature of Softorino YouTube Converter is that it is able to extract mp3 audio from any YouTube video and save it to your iPhone like a regular song.
We described this feature in depth here:  How to Download YouTube Music with Softorino YouTube to M4A converter

In conclusion

So, that's how the boll is rolling: You spot a cool video, you copy its URL, and here it is – hot and juicy right on your computer or inside of your iPhone or iPad.

It can be Vimeo, it can be Facebook, Instagram or any other popular video hosting website out there. No difference.

Of course, streaming now-a-days is much more spread than it was before. But it has its drawbacks as well. It devastates your battery. And you can't access your videos & music, if you are offline. These are the reasons, why we still think that Vimeo downloader will come in handy to download from Vimeo.

Wait, why are you still reading this? Go ahead and test the app :)

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