HDR videos will be marked with an HDR badge in the player or on the video page. Videos created and uploaded in Dolby Vision will be marked with a Dolby Vision badge.
Note: Due to the many layers of transcoding that take place with HDR formats such as Dolby Vision, lower qualities of a video will be available first while additional transcoding takes place in the background. If you are uploading HDR10 and Dolby Vision videos, be sure to allow extra time for your video to fully transcode to be available in Dolby Vision.
In this article:
- Supported Viewing Environments
- Supported Browsers
- Supported Devices
- Supported Operating Systems
- Vimeo Mobile App
- Downloading for offline playback
To watch an HDR video, you’ll need to have an HDR10 supported screen. Likewise, to view a Dolby Vision video, you will need a device that supports Dolby Vision. Consult the documentation from your manufacturer to confirm the capabilities of your viewing hardware.
If you are viewing from an environment that does not support HDR10 or Dolby Vision, 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).
- Safari 14+ (iOS or macOS Big Sur only)
- Supported Mac devices are listed here
- Apple TV 4K and above (connected to a HDR10 supported TV or monitor)
- iPhone 8 and above
- iPad Pro 2nd generation and above
- A complete iOS device list can be found here
Supported Operating Systems
- iOS 11+
- tvOS (using the Vimeo App)
- macOS Big Sur (11.1 and above)
Note: As the video market continues to adopt HDR and HDR formats such as Dolby Vision, this list will continue to grow.
Vimeo Mobile App
Dolby Vision and HDR10 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/).
Note: Offline playback of HDR files within the Vimeo app (TV and mobile) is not currently supported. In this case, you can download an SDR version to view offline.