Vimeo is a platform for sharing videos of creative work and personal moments with friends and family. Vimeo is more likely preferred by the professionals, such as artists, animators, and musicians. The professionals can use the luxury of Vimeo on their preferred device through vimeo.com/activate.
The Vimeo app and player are supported on the most popular desktop and mobile devices. It would be more beneficial to keep the device operating system up-to-date in order to avoid any bugs or security weaknesses. The minimum requirements for accessing vimeo.com/activate, and playback videos are appended below;
SUPPORTED BROWERS & OPERATING SYSTEMS – VIDEO PLAYBACK
Browsers that can decode H.264 videos in an HTML5 player support the Vimeo website. Vimeo does not support Flash, due to various security reasons. Videos that are surrounded by Flash players will need to be replaced with the iframe code. The following browsers support Vimeo video playback:
- Chrome 30+
- Firefox 27+
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
- Safari 9+
There is a wide range of operating system for Vimeo player, but the full functionality on platforms that are still supported by their providers are more recommended.
Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. It maintains the support of Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Chrome & Firefox can be used for Vimeo, however, each of these browsers has its system requirements.
The macOS users can also download Chrome, Edge, and Firefox for Vimeo access. These browsers have their system requirements for downloading the app. The Vimeo macOS app requires 10.12 or is new to operate. The obsolete models of macOS are not suitable for the Vimeo app.
DOLBY VISION PLAYBACK
The following devices can be used for Vimeo iOS supports playback of video uploaded in Dolby Vision:
- iPhone 8 and above
- iPad Pro 2nd generation and above
Any system can support the playback for live events that is compatible with H.264 video decoding, HTML5, and Media Source. For higher resolution playback versions, users must have browsers that support H.265 decoding in HTML5 players.
HDR & DOLBY VISION PLAYBACK
HDR and Dolby Vision playback is supported on these platforms:
- Safari 11+ on iPhone 8 and above and iPad Pro 2nd generation and above
- Apple TV compatible with HDR10
- iOS devices
- macOS devices
For the smallest playback on desktop, users can use the latest version of the following browsers with WebGL and hardware acceleration enabled:
Accessing 360 videos on mobile devices can be possible with the official Vimeo app for Android or IOS. Mobiles devices must have the compatibility for the app to play 360 videos. Users can also play 360 videos within the Vimeo app and place their devices in Google Cardboard compatible headsets.
Vimeo earns its money through a paid subscription, and the subscribers can enjoy it more as they can offer great videos without annoying ads. The business model of Vimeo is working for them, so it looks like this great feature will not be changing shortly.