The following table shows the minimum speeds required for each playback quality.
QualityRequired Minimum Bandwidth:
4K & up22 Mbps
Video playback is supported in browsers that can decode H.264 videos in an HTML5 player.
Due to security vulnerabilities, Vimeo no longer supports Flash. Embedded Vimeo videos that used the Flash player will need to be replaced with the iframe embed code.
Vimeo video playback is supported using these browsers:
Chrome 60+ (has automatic updates)
Firefox 60+ (has automatic updates)
Microsoft Edge 79+ (has automatic updates)
Please note the following caveats about specific browsers:
In Firefox for Windows, H.264 video decoding is only supported in Windows 7 and later. Safari 14+ is the only browser that supports playback in Dolby Vision on MacOS/iOS devices.
Supported operating systems — video playback
The Vimeo player operates in a wide range of operating systems, but we can only guarantee full functionality on platforms that are still supported by their providers.
Microsoft maintains support for Windows 10 and still provides security updates for this platform.
Mainstream browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Firefox can be downloaded on these platforms and used to access Vimeo, however, each of these browsers has its own system requirements; newer browser versions may not be compatible with earlier Windows versions.
Apple maintains support for macOS 11 (Big Sur) and still provides security updates.
The Safari browser installed with macOS is updated along with system updates; the latest version, Safari 16, is compatible with macOS 11 (Big Sur) and newer.
If you are looking to view content on the desktop that has been produced in Dolby Vision, we currently recommend Apple devices with Safari.
Users of macOS can also download the Chrome, Edge, or Firefox browsers to access Vimeo; see our list of supported browsers above. These browsers have their own system requirements.
Newer browser versions may not be compatible with earlier versions of macOS.
While we understand there may still be bugs affecting older systems, we cannot always guarantee that these issues will be prioritized or resolved.
The Vimeo player operates on mobile and tablet devices, but we can only guarantee full functionality on platforms that are still supported by their providers.
Android mobile and tablet users can access Vimeo using browsers installed on Android 8.0 (Oreo) and newer devices.
We recommend downloading Chrome or Firefox for Android.
These browsers have their own system requirements; newer browser versions may not be compatible with earlier versions of Android. iOS/iPadOS users can access Vimeo from iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad by using the pre-installed Safari browser running iOS 12, iPad 12, or newer.
Third-party browsers installed from the App Store such as Chrome, Edge, or Firefox use the Safari rendering engine and should function identically to Safari.
Additionally, Safari users on Apple devices will be able to playback Dolby Vision content (provided it was uploaded in Dolby Vision). Users of Blackberry, Palm, Windows Phone, and other mobile platforms may be able to view Vimeo videos on browsers that support HTML5.
The Vimeo player is not tested in these environments, so support for these platforms cannot be guaranteed.