DeCrapifying Vimeo

If you are like me and you have a Vimeo account, you are probably frustrated by the hot mess interface and how it’s impossible to show videos to others cleanly -even if you have a “Pro” account -sigh!

If you use the Vimeo link button below, you end up with a link that leads the end user to an over complex page surrounded by junk…

Vimeos Link Button, you click the Link icon then the Copy button to get the actual link. Of course, because of Vimeo’s useless UI design the Share button means something else – its for…collaborating with other people…
Vimeos dogs dinner shared video page,that the end user sees…

The answer is to take the share link Vimeo supplies that looks something like this:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/868428016?

Copy the number part and then replace the number in this second bit of code

https://player.vimeo.com/video/868428016?

Now if you share this new link, your end users get to a full browser page with just your video that should look like this – a webpage with less Vimeo crap and just the video controls you set up. Much neater.