You’ll know a video is HDR if it’s marked with an HDR badge in the player or on the video page.
To watch an HDR video, you’ll need to have a HDR10 supported screen. We do not support hardware that is only compatible with Dolby Vision. You may need to consult the documentation from your manufacturer to confirm the capabilities of your viewing hardware.
✦ Supported Viewing Environments
If viewing from an environment that does not support HDR10, our player will deliver wide color gamut (increased color) playback files. For devices that do not support advanced color technologies in any capacity, we’ll automatically default to standard SDR playback (the norm).
✦ Supported Browsers
- Safari 11+ (iOS only)
✦ Supported Devices
- Apple TV 4K (connected to a HDR10 supported TV or monitor)
- iPhone X
✦ Supported Operating Systems
- iOS 11+
- tvOS (using the Vimeo App)
As the video market continues to adopt HDR, this list will continue to grow.
✦ Vimeo Mobile App
HDR playback is available in the Vimeo mobile app for iOS, but not for Android.
✦ Downloading for offline playback
In the download menu, you’ll have access to your original file, the full set of SDR (H.264) encoded playback files, and the highest resolution HDR playback file.
Our HDR playback files are created using the HEVC (H.265) video codec, so make sure that you are using a supported video player and HDR10 supported viewing hardware. We recommend using the nightly build of VLC (https://nightlies.videolan.org/) or mpv (https://mpv.io/installation/).
Please note that offline playback of HDR files within the Vimeo app (TV and mobile) is not currently supported. In this case, you can download a SDR version to view offline.