How do I edit my video's settings?

Need to change a title, tweak a thumbnail, or switch up the privacy permissions for one of your videos? No problem! Head to that video's individual page (the place where you go to watch it and read comments), then click Settings below the video player.

From there, you'll be able to change all sorts of settings, including basic stuff (like the video title and thumbnail image), privacy permissions, embed customizations and more. Don’t forget to save your changes!

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How do I delete a video?

You can delete your video by clicking on the “Settings” button below the player on the video page, navigating to the “Video File” tab, and clicking on the red “Delete this video” button. You’ll need to enter your account password to complete the deletion of your video.

You can delete any video (or multiple videos) at once by using our video Organizer.

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How can I delete multiple videos at once?

To delete more than one video in one swift action, pay a visit to our handy video Organizer.

Select the videos you’d like to remove from Vimeo, choose Delete from the menu on the left, then enter your password and confirm the action.

​WARNING: Any videos you delete will be permanently removed from Vimeo. This action cannot be undone. Be careful out there!

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How do I change the title and description of my video?

Go to your video's page and click Settings below the video player. From there, you'll be able to edit all sorts of info, including the title and description. Don’t forget to save your changes!

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How do I change the thumbnail of my video?

Some people call these poster frames or preview images — we call them thumbnails.

To change your thumbnail, go to the video's individual page and click Settings beneath the video player. From there, scroll down to the Thumbnails section.
You've got three options for picking your perfect image:
  • Clicking the “Choose” icon will allow you to scroll through the entirety of your video to select a specific frame. When you find the image you like, click it to select it and then click Use this frame.
  • We'll generate eight thumbnails for you when you click the "Random" icon. If you don't see anything you like, just click See more options and we'll cook up eight new images for you to peruse. Once you find the frame you like, click Use this thumbnail.
  • Want to upload your own thumbnail image? Go for it! Clicking the "Upload" icon will allow you to choose a JPG, GIF, or PNG file from your computer. We recommend uploading an image with the same resolution as your video for optimal awesomeness.

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Can I customize my video link?

Yes! Click on the Advanced tab in your Video Settings and enter your preferred Custom URL. Now your links can have some context when you share them!

If you haven't set up your custom Profile URL yet, we encourage you to do so in your Profile Settings.

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Can I customize the link to my video?

Yes! Click on the Advanced tab in your Video Settings and enter your preferred custom URL. Now your links can have some context when you share them!

If you haven't set up your custom profile URL yet, we encourage you to do so on the Profile tab in your Account Settings.

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Can I edit my videos once they are uploaded to Vimeo?

All of your fancy edits will need to be made in your video editing software before you upload your file to Vimeo. Of course, if you ever go back and re-edit your videos, you can swap out the old version for the new one using our replace feature.

You can also add Hollywood-style Looks and Music Store tracks to your videos right here on Vimeo with the Enhancer.

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How do I add people to the credits of my video?

Go to the video page (where you read the comments and watch the video) and click Settings below the video. From there, scroll down to “Credits” and click Add or remove credits. Search for the Vimeo user you'd like to add to the credits by their screen name or email address, and click on their portrait to add them. It feels good to give credit where it's due, doesn't it?

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Can I create chapters for different parts of my video?

Kind of. We have a timestamp feature that allows you to link to different times in a video from the description. To timestamp a video, put the specific time of the video you would like to link to. For example, writing 2:32 in the description will send a viewer to the two-minute, 32-second mark after the video loads. You may add as many timestamps as you please.

Click here to learn how to create a URL that will automatically start playing a certain part of your video.

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Can I store my source files with Vimeo?

By default, your source file will live in our servers for 7 days after you upload your video, and then it will be permanently deleted.

Plus, PRO and Business members can choose to store their source files on Vimeo. In your Account Settings, click the Videos tab. Scroll down to the “File Settings” section, then check the box that says, "Keep my source video files.” From that point on, we’ll keep the source files for any videos you upload.

Downloading source files: If you store your source files, you will be able to download them at any time. If you enable downloads on your videos, any of your viewers who are logged in to their Vimeo accounts will also be able to download your source file in addition to any Vimeo versions (HD, etc.). (Logged out members cannot access source files.) 

It’s worth mentioning that bigger is not always better when it comes to video files. The Vimeo HD versions of your videos are often smaller than your source files, even though the quality is not noticeably different. Therefore, it’s usually better for viewers to download your Vimeo HD versions to minimize download time without sacrificing quality.

Lapsing membership: You must maintain your Plus, PRO, or Business membership to keep your source files. If your Plus, PRO, or Business membership lapses, your source files will be removed after 60 days.

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Can I replace a video and keep the URL, Stats, comments, etc?

You sure can!

From your video page, click Settings below the video player. From there, head to the Video File tab and click "Replace this video." This allows you to upload a new video file while keeping the video URL, comments, Stats, likes, tags, and all the other information associated with the video.

During the replacement process, the original video will remain viewable while the new one is uploaded. Once the replacement video finishes uploading and begins conversion, the original video will no longer be viewable, and will soon be replaced.

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How do I add photos to my video page?

Go to your video page and click Settings beneath the video player. From there, select the Advanced tab and click Add a new photo. Paste the URLs for the Flickr or Instagram photos you'd like to add, separating URLs by commas, and then click Add.

Pro Tip: Make sure your photos are public before you add them here, or else they won't show up!

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How do I make my videos available for downloading?

Head to your video's page and click Settings below the video player. From there, click the Privacy tab, and scroll down to where you see "What can people do with this video?"

Check the box beside "Download this video" and save your changes. Your viewers will now see a Download button on the video page. How do ya like them straightforward apples?

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How can I change the settings for multiple videos at once?

If you’d like to apply a change to all of your videos at once, visit your Video Settings page, adjust your default settings, then check the box that says "Also apply to all existing videos" before saving your changes.

You can change the privacy settings for certain videos only by paying a visit to our handy video Organizer. Select the videos you want to change, choose Privacy from the menu on the left, then enter your password and confirm the action.

You can also use the Organizer to add or remove videos to and from your collections.

If you’re looking to apply the same set of embed settings to a group of videos, learn more about using embed presets.

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How do I use a third-party player with Vimeo PRO or Vimeo Business?

To access your third-party link, go to your Video Settings page and select the Video File tab. The available video files are listed under “Use Your Own Player.”

Caution: Anyone can view your videos through these URLs. If you add them to a third-party player outside of Vimeo, people may be able to find and share these links.

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Can I post download links on external websites?

Basic and Plus members can only offer download options on Vimeo.com. The download links generated on Vimeo expire after a few minutes for security purposes.

Vimeo PRO and Vimeo Business members have the ability to offer downloads on external websites in two ways:

Through the API. PRO and Business members can build API apps that retrieve download links for any of their videos. This is the safest way to offer downloads, because the download links expire a few minutes after they are retrieved. In addition, using the API allows you to retrieve your links programmatically rather than obtaining them manually. Visit developer.vimeo.com to review our API documentation.

Through direct video file links. PRO and Business members can also grab non-expiring download links for each of their videos from the Video Files tab of each video’s Settings. In the “Access your video files” section, choose “Download your video” and grab any of the URLs provided. If you create a hyperlink using one of these URLs, most major browsers will then download the file onto your viewer’s computers. Caution: These links never expire and don’t respect privacy settings. Once they’re out there, anyone who knows the link will be able to access your videos. The only way to stop this is to delete your video from Vimeo.

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Can I link to a specific point in my video?

If you want your video to start automatically playing at a particular point when someone clicks on a link or visits a specific webpage, you can add a parameter that looks like this to the end of the URL: #t=0m0s

Just replace the zeros with the minute and second you want to link to.

So, if you were linking to the 30-second mark in a video, the Vimeo URL would look like this: https://vimeo.com/76979871#t=0m30s

If you want to embed that video, you would add it to the URL in your embed code: http://player.vimeo.com/video/76979871#t=0m30s

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How do I unlock all the advanced video settings?

To get access to more video settings, upgrade to Vimeo Plus, Vimeo PRO, or Vimeo Business. With Plus, you'll get advanced privacy and embed settings and source file storage. With PRO or Business, you'll get access to all of the above *and* direct links to your hosted video files. Learn more and upgrade.

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