Online video player

Your video, your brand. Get an online HTML5 video player engineered to make your work look beautiful anywhere.

Make it your own

Customize every part of your video player to match your vision: Choose your colors, logo, and thumbnail; Add or remove the playbar, speed controls, chaptering, and more; Trim your clips and keep your work private or password-protected with advanced privacy settings.

Vimeo always makes my videos look even more beautiful than they did in the edit.

Ram Devinen


Look your best

Our ad-free HDR player is known for being the fastest and most reliable one around. That’s because we’ve engineered our MP4 video player to support H.264 and all major codecs for high-speed transcoding, as well as high-quality live and 360 video across devices.

  • Support for live and 360 video, across devices.

  • No ads before, during, or after your video.

  • H.264 and all major codecs for high-speed, high-quality transcoding.

  • Adaptive streaming ensures the highest quality for any connection speed.

Embed anywhere

Vimeo makes it easy to add a video to your site, blog, or anywhere else. The 4K video player automatically looks great on mobile, no matter your connection — and there’s no need to write a single line of code. You can even increase engagement by embedding GIFs of your videos in your email campaigns.

Engage your audience

Gather leads right from the HTML5 player with customizable contact forms. Sync the info you collect with top email marketing platforms. And create custom end screens that point viewers to your site, store, or social channels.

Everyone can watch. Or listen, or read.

Your whole audience should be able to experience your video, no matter what. That’s why our player meets WCAG 2.0 AA standards for accessibility, with support for screen readers, voiceover software, closed captioning, and other accessibility options.

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Video Player FAQs

What are common formats for a video player?

When video first went digital, there were a lot of video formats that came with it. These days, the most common video format is the MPEG-4 Part 14 container — otherwise known as the MP4 — but there are many other video formats you may encounter. The Vimeo player supports most video formats, including MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, and FLV.

What is the best video player quality?

When we talk about video \"quality,\" we're referring to the number of pixels that can be contained in the standard video aspect ratio of 16:9. The Vimeo player currently supports video qualities of up to 8K — which has a display resolution width of approximately 8,000 pixels. With that said, the \"best\" video quality can be a bit of a subjective term, as it depends on your internet bandwidth and device.

How can I play local video in my browser?

If you have a video stored locally on your computer, and you don't have any software that can play it, you can always try opening the file in your internet browser. Simply drag the video file into the address bar of your internet browser, and — voila — the video should play.

What format is MP4?

The MP4 (or MPEG-4 Part 14) is a digital multimedia container format — which is a fancy way of saying, it’s a way to store stuff you want to save or share. Usually MP4s are used to store audio and video, but they can also store other data, like still images and closed captions. Introduced in 2001, the MP4 is one of the first digital video file formats.

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