Vimeo is a popular video hosting option, allowing you to use videos from your own channel, or other popular videos available on Vimeo.
To add a video from Vimeo, start by creating an item and use the steps below to add a Vimeo property and video link.
1. Locate and select the item you'd like to edit:
Click on the item icon. This will expand the item so you can drag and add new properties. Scroll through the property list on the right. Drag and drop the Vimeo draggable onto the item.
2. Add the link:
The Vimeo property has two lines. The top line is the title which will be displayed in the app. The second line is for the link to a Vimeo video which will be hidden from the app user.
3. Locate the Vimeo Video page:
Links that start with https://vimeo.com/... will include comments and other video info that you will not want to display in the app.
Instead, you'll want to use a direct video link to play only the video in your app.
Copy the direct link format:
While on the Vimeo page, copy and paste this direct link template: player.vimeo.com/video/
Create the direct video link:
Paste this new link template of player.vimeo.com/video/ to replace https://www.vimeo.com/.... in your browser address bar. Make sure to leave in the Video ID. For this example video, the ID is 183264882
Original Vimeo page link: https://vimeo.com/183264882
New direct video link: https://player.vimeo.com/video/183264882
Play and test the new video link:
Make sure to test the new direct video link in your browser to make sure it works. You should be able to resize your browser window and see only the Video playing on the screen (no comments or playlist info should show).
4. Paste the new video link:
After testing the video link, paste this into the Video URL field.
Things to remember:
- Vimeo allows you to use videos from your own channel, or other popular videos available on Vimeo.
- Be sure to change the link to the video on Vimeo so that it matches the New Direct Video Link format.
- Test your New Direct Video Link in a browser to make sure that it works.