Can I cancel anytime?
You can try a plan risk-free for 30 days. If you're not satisfied with your membership, you'll be able to get a refund within the 30-day period.
Do I keep my Vimeo PRO or Vimeo Business features when I switch to Premium?
Yes! You keep all of your features and videos, and your account will be upgraded to include the additional features and storage that come with your Premium membership.
What else do I need to go live?
Besides your membership, event producers just need to connect to a camera and an RTMP-enabled encoder, which will send your live recording to Vimeo. Connecting to an encoder is easy — we provide simple instructions and a professional support team if you need help. You can use any encoder you want, but we recommend Livestream Studio, Mevo, OBS, or Telestream Wirecast.
Are there really no streaming limits?
Vimeo Premium members get unlimited streaming in the Vimeo player to any number of viewers, across as many events as they'd like (up to 3 simultaneously), with each event limited to 12 hours. There are no overages and no hidden fees.
Are there overages or fees based on the number of viewers?
Nope. You can stream to as many viewers as you want without worrying about overages.
Will my audience see my events in 1080p?
Your audience will be able to see your events in 1080p, as long as your source stream is outputting at 1080p and your audience has a strong network connection. If not, they’ll be served a stream at the quality appropriate to their device and bandwidth.
What is cloud transcoding?
Cloud transcoding means that all live streams are transcoded by Vimeo for optimal playback in the Vimeo player. This provides viewers with the most beautiful experience possible for their device and bandwidth, keeps your required outbound bandwidth to a minimum, and saves you the trouble of using expensive encoding equipment.
What network ports are needed to stream?
All encoders use various internet ports to communicate with Vimeo Live, all of which need to be made open to both incoming and outgoing communication.
These ports are:
- TCP 1935
- TCP 80
- TCP 443
- UDP 53
- UDP 2088
Ports 1935, 80, 2088, and 443 represent RTMP, HTTP, and HTTPS respectively. Many corporate and academic networks’ security policies will block UDP 53, as it provides DNS. UDP 2088 should be open when broadcasting from Mevo (iOS and Android). If any of these are blocked, you may want to get in touch with your network administrator or IT prior to proceeding further with setup.
What is the minimum bitrate for streaming?
5000kbps is the ideal bitrate for a stream with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate of 60. If you are streaming with a bitrate significantly less than 5000, your stream may appear pixelated and experience lag.