It seems Vimeo uses video file URLs with tempoary (?) tokens like https://fpdl.vimeocdn.com/vimeo-prod-example-std-us/0x/xxxx/x/xxxxxxx/xxxxxx.mp4?token=xxxxxxx-0xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in their video embed pages.

I think the token is a temporary key hat makes the video URL time out. Where can I disable the use of tokens?

i.e. how do I do so my video URLs are persistent + public without restrictions? And so i can include hem in video sitemaps?

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Well it appears you have 3 options.

1. Determine if the token is a temp token and doesn't expire/change and use it. (Most likely it does; there business model is to get the user to use the embedded player or upgrade account for that support.)

2. Use the embed link for the video which of course uses the Vimeo player.

3. Which is the correct option/answer for this question and that's to upgrade to a Vimeo PRO account which allows Third-party player support. (source)

  • Upvoting. The situation is I am helping one generate a video sitemap of a website using Vimeo. In all my pas experiments #1 is temporary/expires. #2 not satisfactory or a least ideal for video sitemaps. #3 best bet - I will try research that way
    – Tom
    Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 11:16

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