How to Download Vimeo Video on Mac

How to Download Vimeo Video on Mac

Last updated on November 11, 2015 by

Vimeo is a video-sharing website which is popular due to its searchable categories and resourceful HD videos. Separate niche groups have been attracted due to the different categories, which gathered the scattered like-minded people together. Many Vimeo enthusiasts don’t only want to watch the video online, but also would like to save the video to their local disk permanently. However, seldom solutions can be found from Internet to download Vimeo Mac, which really frustrates many Mac users. Compared with Windows system, Mac system provides better interface and more exquisite design but the users are currently less than Windows users. Correspondingly, the downloading solutions are rare too.

Facing that circumstance, many Apple fans want to know how to save Vimeo video to Mac computer? Well, this article will introduce three ways to you.

Three options available to Download Vimeo video Mac

Option 1: Vimeo Official Method

To Apple fans, it is good news that the premium users of Vimeo are entitled to save the video to their computer directly. If you search a video for playing, you will find the “Download” button is closely below the video player. Simply click on it and a pop-up thumbnail will direct you to select SD and HD videos. Choose a video file and right click to save it in a folder. Then it will start to download Vimeo videos Mac.

Download Vimeo video

However, many users may have found that not all of the videos are supported to download. That is because the original uploader have encrypted their videos in order to protect their copyright issue. Under this condition, you can employ the two ways below to keep the Vimeo video.

Option 2: Video Grabber

If you cannot find any download button from the webpage, you can turn to this program. It is an online application which charges no fees from you. With this Vimeo downloader Mac, you can save the favorite video online. It keeps you away from the steps of downloading, installing, registering or paying. Moreover, it is totally compatible with safari and other browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox and many others. With this application, you are able to download Vimeo video to your Mac computer stably and flawlessly. Furthermore, the process is simple that you could finish the downloading task with the following clicks:

  • Go to the website with browser installed on your Mac
  • Enter the video URL in the “Download” box
  • Click “Run” if you see a pop-up window asking for java installation
  • Wait a while and it will display various formats for your option to save in, such as 3GP, MP4, FLV, 3GP, etc.
  • Just choose one and right-click to save it in your computer

online downloader

Option 3: Apowersoft Video Downloader for Mac

Besides using the online app, another advanced tool which is specialized in downloading vimeo for Mac users is Mac Video Downloader program. You can use it to download Vimeo on Mac in a fast speed. It can clear all your concerns about compatible issues. To use it, you should download and install first.


After installing the program, you’ll find the tool is client-oriented as it is not only a downloader but also a converter and detector. Playing the role as a detector, you can use it to watch the video with in-laid browser and the software will download online videos automatically. During the process, you can save the video in different format and resolutions ranging from 4K to 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, etc. While playing the role as a converter, you can use it to convert video to other format such as MP4, MP3, AVI, FLV, etc. So you can transfer the video to a portable device and enjoy it without location or bandwidth limitation. To download Vimeo Mac, let’s have a look the process:

  • Run the program first.
  • Copy the video link and then click on the “Paste URL” button.
  • It will capture the video and then display a window showing formats you can save in.
  • Select a format and click “OK”. Then it will begin to download.

All the aforementioned three ways are available to save Vimeo video to Mac computer. If you fail to download video from the webpage, you can try the other two methods, both of which are easy to use. If you want a superior solution, you can use the last method, which can help you to enjoy video on iPad, iPod or other mobile player.

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Posted byon June 20, 2014toMac Video Downloader,Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on November 11, 2015

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