Embedded videos default to Auto mode, which picks the best quality video for each viewer’s playback environment. Vimeo Plus, PRO, Business, and Premium members can default an embedded video to a specific quality on desktop by adding the quality parameter to the end of the player URL in the embed code. (Note: the quality parameter is not currently supported on mobile devices or tablets)
For example, if you want to default the embed to 1080p, you would add:
You can combine multiple URL parameters using an ampersand (&). For example:
The following qualities are supported by the quality parameter:
360p. If you select a quality that doesn’t exist for your particular video, the quality parameter will be ignored, and the embed will default to Auto.
Using this parameter will default your embed to the selected quality on page load. Viewers will still have the option to switch back to Auto or a different quality.
Please use caution when implementing this parameter. Not everyone can easily stream high definition video, especially 2K and 4K. Defaulting to a particular quality may result in excessive buffering and choppy playback for your viewers.