Downloading HomeFaith Videos

Downloading HomeFaith videos from Vimeo

The many videos that you can see on the HomeFaith web site are stored mostly on YouTube and Vimeo. When you want to play a video on the HomeFaith website, it is grabbed from YouTube or Vimeo and then played to you. It looks like it is stored on our website, but it is not. This is called ‘embedding’ and is the way most web sites display their videos.

HomeFaith videos have been prepared by many different people. Sometimes they are stored on Vimeo. Vimeo makes it easy to download videos and below are some written instructions. There is no need for special software. Please note that these instructions will also work for sermons from the Saltbush Community.
(https://saltbushcommunity.uca.org.au).

Go to the video you are interested in and click on the arrow, which looks rather like a paper kite, on the RHS of the screen (just below the heart and clock). See below.

Vimeo download 1
Vimeo download 1

You should then see a screen like this:

Select the Web address for the page, which is displayed just below the blue buttons (eg. https://vimeo.com/620543900). This will will take you to the Vimeo site, which is where the video is stored. Their site should look something like this, but the photo will vary depending on the video you are trying to download:

Select the grey download button (you may have to scroll down to see it). A screen like the following will appear:

This will give you the option of selecting a desired resolution. The larger the number the higher the resolution and the larger the file you will need to download, and the more time it will take to download. Select the ‘Download’ button for the desired file and the file will be placed in your downloads directory. 

The one labelled ‘HD 720p’ seems to be the expected standard for today, but ‘HD 1080p’ and even larger are becoming more common. 720p is what is sometimes called ‘high definition’, but is below ‘full high definition’ and 4K. Smaller sizes than ‘HD 720’ can be Ok, but try for at least SD 540p, as SD360p looks blurry, particularly on large screens.

You might then like to relocate the file to your Desktop, or somewhere else, in order to avoid accidental deletion. It is also good practise to avoid scattering these large files all over the drive of your computer. Your disk will soon fill up. It is easier to monitor them if they are placed together (eg movies/sermons/2021/). If you want to keep them you can also archive them onto an external hard drive.

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