Interactive Video not accepting Vimeo links

vev1's picture

I've put this link in the Interactive Video:

And got this:

"Found no video players that supports the given video format."

The video is not private and can be embedded anywhere. I've tried other Vimeo videos as well and they don't work.

YouTube videos are working, but all my stuff is on Vimeo.

thomasmars's picture


I'm sorry, H5P does not currently support vimeo links as a format. You would have to provide a direct link to the video which I believe requires Vimeo pro. You can read more about it in the Vimeo support thread.

- Thomas

vev1's picture


Yes I've got Vimeo Pro. Please advise how to do this. The thread you mentioned doesn't have the solution.



vev1's picture

Ok, so here is the solution: 

In Vimeo, go to Video Settings and select Video File. Copy the direct link from the High Def box. Note that using the URL in the address bar will NOT work.


tim's picture

Great that you got it working. 

Thanks so much - you've saved me loads of time - I was struggling with this very point

Thanks for the info. Do subtitles added to vimeo appear on the interactive player as well? Or do you know if you can add them in the player directly (and whether this works using a vimeo link? Thanks very much in advance in advance.

icc's picture

Subtitles must be added under the Text tracks section after adding the video. Currently, they can only be uploaded.

Great that you found a solution for Vimeo. 

Could you post a screenshot what link in what Vimeo page has to be copied exaxtly. 

I was not able to find the right one while I was searching for a longer time. 

icc's picture

I believe you must have Vimeo Pro in order to use other video players.

I have just tried the above on Vimeo pro in Column and Course presentation formats. It should be underlined that links from the Video settings allow anyone viewing the video can download it or copy the link to access it directly. This is an issue for us as a school. 

As of now, embedding the video seems to be the only way to respect our students' privacy and copyright. If anyone has a workaround this, it would be great.


vev1's picture

Can you not set it as a private video? You can specify what website you want it displayed on. 

If you embed, yes, that works out, but then you can't embedd a video into Course presentation or column for example. Unless I have missed something crucial!! BUt as vimeo mentions those special links override privacy settings and  anyone with the link can access and download the video. 

We are experiencing the same problem. We are using Vimeo Pro as a Video streaming provider and a H5P Column as content.

Now we have the situation that anyone can just download all the video’s and we can not embed the Vimeo video in any way while using the Column. Is there any solution to make the video’s available but not downloadable? Just disabling the download button, would be great!

Ok, found a solution to hide the download button. I tested it in our site, made it work by adding some CSS to the H5P CSS file.


Can you guys add the CSS as stated in this thread to the video settings as a way to show hide the download button in the video player?

tim's picture

Hi b.harkink, I feel that for the majority of users having the download button would be desriable. If some wish to hide it they can modify their H5P's as you have.