How to download private Vimeo videos 2019 [working method]

Read this article to know how to download private Vimeo videos with the most simple of steps. Know the tools and methods which can help you download private Vimeo videos on your desktop.

Data consumption through smartphones and computers is going through the roof. Be it cats and dogs video for entertainment, live news or sports, movies, online drama series or educational videos. There is something for each and everyone through the Nth videos available online.

Sometimes, however, we want to save a video to our iPad so that we can watch it again anytime we want without worrying about an internet connection. For example, a recipe video which I would want to refer continuously while making a dish should be consistently accessible to me. I don't want to lose access to it in between while making a dish due to a bad internet connection or losing the URL of the video.

Vimeo has some private videos which are accessible only after password authentication. You cannot download these videos directly from any browser except Safari since they are on RTMP protocol. Also, these videos are copyright protected and Vimeo has applied high levels of encryption, which make it difficult to be able to download private Vimeo videos. However, there are ways to bypass this protection and download private Vimeo videos through some tools.

Download Vimeo Private videos using iTube

iTube software for Windows and Mac from Aimersoft has been developed to enable its users to download private Vimeo videos. Let's see how to download private Vimeo videos using iTube -
  1. Download and install iTube software from the link above. Launch the software and click on the 'Lock' icon located to activate the Private mode. You will be prompted to set a password for this private mode. You can choose some extra settings like making the private files hidden and thumbnails not visible.
  2. Turn Private mode on
  3. Go to Vimeo and copy the URL of the page on which the video you want to download exists.
  4. Copy Vimeo URL
  5. On the application click on the Paste URL button to start download of private Vimeo video. Click on the dropdown to download just the audio of the video in MP3 format or to add multiple URLs to download private Vimeo videos from.
  6. Add URLs to download from Vimeo
    The browser plugin of iTube lets you download videos directly from the web pages itself but it doesn't seem to work on Vimeo webpages. However, you can easily use it to download videos from videos Youtube using iTube As soon as you use the download button the downloads start. You can keep adding multiple videos to download which will be downloaded in parallel.
  7. You can go to the Downloaded tab of iTube to see the Vimeo private videos downloaded using iTube. While the Private mode is active in the software, the private Vimeo videos are not accessible from the folder where these videos are stored. To access them, you need to open the Downloaded tab, go to the Private List section, provide the password and then only you will be able to see the videos.
  8. Private downloaded videos from Vimeo
There are other ways too to download private Vimeo videos which are described in details on Aimersoft's iTube webpage. You can make use of Safari browser to directly download videos from Vimeo or take a look at some options that don't require you to install any software to download Vimeo videos.


Guest Author: AndrewYoung13 Apr 2019

I use one called VidPaw vimeo video downloader. Maybe you haven't heard about it. But it is also a useful downloader.

Guest Author: Cjnichols20 Jun 2019

Allavsoft is also highly recommended to download videos from Vimeo, YouTube, Spotify, Dailymotion etc.

Guest Author: Raghudon01 Oct 2019

I spent more than 10 hours trying different ways and then lost it! This helped save me so much time..... Will look to see how parallel downloads work and then will buy it!

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