Vimeo supports direct uploading from several third-party hosting services: Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box.
Visit the upload page and click on your preferred service, located under the More ways to upload menu.
You’ll be prompted to log in to your account. From there, you can select the video files you’d like to upload to Vimeo.
Once the video converts and becomes playable on your Vimeo account, you can safely delete the file from the hosting service. If you have opted-in to source file storage, Vimeo will maintain a copy of the source file on our server. (Note: This only applies to source files uploaded from Dropbox after September of 2016)
Unfortunately, at this time we do not have an integration with OneDrive for Business.
Automatic uploading from Dropbox
Dropbox users also have the option of automatically uploading videos within a specified directory of their Dropbox account. To enable this feature, log in and visit your Vimeo account settings. Then, click on “Connected apps.”
Find “Dropbox” in the list of applications and click “Connect.” When prompted, log in to Dropbox and click “Allow.” Your Dropbox account will now be connected to Vimeo.
To select an auto-upload directory, click the Dropbox “Settings” link. Choose the desired folder, then “Save.” From this point on, any video files added to this directory will be automatically uploaded to your Vimeo account.
- Videos that exceed your weekly quota will not appear on your Vimeo account. Once your quota resets, these videos will not automatically upload. You must rename or remove/replace these files in your auto-upload directory in order to initiate a new upload attempt.
- Automatic uploading is not currently supported for Google Drive, OneDrive, or Box.
- Only videos in the root folder will be uploaded. Videos contained within subfolders will not be recognized for upload. If you'd like to upload from a subfolder, you'll need to select that folder for automatic uploading within your account settings (https://vimeo.com/settings/apps).
💡Tip: If your videos are not transferring, try disconnecting/ reconnecting to Dropbox in your Vimeo account settings, and then rename or remove/replace the video files in your auto-upload directory. If you continue to have trouble, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Vimeo Extension on Dropbox
Vimeo is now offered as a sharing destination on Dropbox.com. Next to any video file in your Dropbox account, choose “Open with” and then select “Vimeo” as your destination. If you're not already logged into your Vimeo account within your browser, you'll be prompted to log in or sign up for a new account.
Once logged in, you’ll then see an upload page which gives you some next step options including: editing title and description, navigating to the video settings, or navigating to the review page. You will be able to change video settings while you monitor the upload progress. Uploads initiated directly from Dropbox will always honor the default privacy settings set in the upload defaults tab of your Account Settings. Otherwise, your video will default to public privacy, and can be changed in the video's settings.
Note: If you select a video on Dropbox that’s already available on your Vimeo account, you’ll be sent back to the upload page. An additional upload will not process.
Once upload and conversion is complete, Pro, Business, and Premium members can immediately start collaborating with reviewers, while Basic and Plus members can demo the review page but not share it with others.
To get back to your Vimeo homepage, select the “Vimeo” icon in the upper left hand corner of the review page.