I recently took a useful course in which the course was in video and text format. The videos were uploaded to Vimeo video hosting and closed to external viewing. All in all, a pretty popular solution. At some point, the course decided to close, as did access to it. It was not good, because they promised to keep the course forever, so I got puzzled about downloading the video from Vimeo. I found it and am publishing it exclusively on https://apps4.life
None of the simple and logical ways to download a private video. I tried those ways:
- Download manually via Save As
- Downloading one of the services, which dazzle the Internet - does not work, just does not find the video.
- Find the video in the code of the page and download it already. In the code is a link to the video, which is not viewable through a link, only through embedded code on the site.
In short, there is no way. But I found a way, I tell you.
How to download a private video from Vimeo
1. Inspect pages
Open the web page containing the video you want to download in inspection mode, when you can view CSS styles and more.
To do this - right-click next to the video. And select the item as in the screenshot - Inspect.
After that, turn on the video for a couple of seconds. This is to update the HTML and CSS styles.
2. Go to network and look for the word player
This is a screenshot of the inspection window we called. By default, the Elements tab is active, go to the Network tab and enter the word player.
In this way we filter out the file(s) we want if there are several videos.
3. refresh the webpage and click on the first entry
After filtering by the word player - just refresh the page. You can do this with F5 or by pressing the "refresh" button in your browser.
As a result, you will get a list of such records with numbers. I have 6 of them in the screenshot - this is the number of videos in one document on the site. If you have 1 video on the page, then there will be 1 record with numbers. And it will be above all of them. So there will be some more records, we are not interested in them.
4. Save the file as a .txt document.
Make a note of the numbers and right-click on it. And save it as a .txt file. The file will download to your computer.
Sometimes you need to manually add the .txt extension. The main thing is to be able to open it later with Notepad or another text viewer.
The saved file will be called something like this: 393999309.txt or 462921153.txt.
5. Copy the .mp4 link
Open the saved downloaded file with any text editor.
And looking for the entry ".mp4". That's right, without quotation marks, but with a dot - .mp4
You will find several matches at once. If you look closely, there will be links to different resolutions of the video file, we need the largest one, in 720 resolution.
See the example in the screenshot:
I underlined the different resolutions in the file. We are interested in the highest 720p.
The link to download the video from Vimeo, in the screenshot I also highlighted, the beginning and end marked with arrows. Note that in the link 2 times involved in the search for the combination .mp4.
Copy the whole entry into the clipboard, open a new browser window, paste the link and press Enter.
The video will open and start playing.
6. Save the video from vimeo
I just have to save the video.
To do this, just right-click on it and select save as.
Don't mind the Google on the screenshot, it's really the way the video starts :).
That's all for now. Kids, in this lesson we learned how to easily and effortlessly download closed videos from Vimeo.
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