Vimeo Launches a Live Streaming Service

After waiting for so long, Vimeo finally launches a live streaming service which allows events to offer high-quality video to their viewers. Here are the list of updates that are included in Vimeo Live.

High-Quality Videos

Vimeo is usually known for their excellence in video quality. The new streaming service allows delivering of H.264 videos with the highest resolution of 1920x1080, maximum of 60 fps, and a limit of 7 Mbps. You can customize the embeddable player with your own colors and logo.

Cloud Transcoding

The service lets you use different broadcast encoders that would allow you to stream the content at optimal quality for your bandwidth.

Viewer Engagement

With the new service, Vimeo hopes they can increase the viewer engagement by offering email capture during the event, live chat, real-time streaming performance monitoring, and analytics after the live event.

Post-Event Options

After the live streaming you can replace the video with up to a 4K version. If you are worried about reaching your storage limit quickly, Vimeo Live's storage starts at 3 TB with their lowest plan. They also give you the opportunity to sell the videos for a later viewing.


Their service starts at $75 per month which comes as a bundle with the features of their current Vimeo Pro or Vimeo Business plans.

You can learn more information about the newly launched feature by visiting Vimeo Live's page.

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Mike Schrengohst's picture

My boss wants to start live streaming for certain events etc.
I have been looking into it.
Very confusing. Where are the best places to find information?
I have looked at Wirecast and Sling Studio.
We are wide open at this point.
My boss did some Facebook Live that our web provider produced.
They sent a girl out with her iPhone. LOL - it was crap.
So my boss understands now I need more than just my iPhone.......

Tihomir Lazarov's picture

The way to configure Vimeo Live is explained in a help article of theirs:

To summarize, it's the following:
Your camera => Encoder provider software => Vimeo => Viewers watching through Vimeo embedded players

You have to choose an encoder provider and use their software where you put the input and the output. The input is your recording device. The output is Vimeo (you have to provide URL to your video placeholder in Vimeo).

The encoder software gets your video, compresses it and sends it to Vimeo. Viewers watching your live stream on Vimeo players are watching what the encoder sends to Vimeo.

I hope that helps.