How Do I Get a Vimeo (Video) Transcript?

How Do I Get a Vimeo (Video) Transcript?
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


Vimeo is the go-to video hosting platform for creators with high-quality content that they’d like to monetize online quickly. According to a report, it has a predominantly professional audience of about 260 million active monthly users and more than 1.6 million registered paying members.

Additionally, almost 350,000 unique videos are uploaded on Vimeo daily. However, are all these videos productive? Have you thought about how you can make the best out of your videos on the platform?  

Well, a video transcription service is one way to achieve this. If you publish videos on the platform, getting a Vimeo transcript allows you to extract maximum value from your production.

However, although transcribing videos is an excellent way to repurpose content and expand its online visibility and accessibility, doing it in-house is often a lot of work. Thankfully, Vimeo transcription services can take this important work off your plate by quickly producing high-quality transcripts. 

Let’s talk more about Vimeo transcription services.     

How to Generate a Vimeo Transcript?

1. Create Your Account on GMR Transcription Portal

Go to GMR Transcription’s website and create your account by clicking on the ‘Client Register’ button at the top of the home screen. The account gives you access to a dashboard where you can manage your transcripts and files. Once you’ve registered, you can log into your dashboard to get started.

2. Upload Your Vimeo Video on GMRT Portal

Upload your video file in any supported digital format (such as MP4, MPEG, or WMV) from your computer. You can also take the advantage of our unique web linking feature where you can directly copy and paste the online video URLs on the portal, eliminating the need to upload files. 

3. Select Your Preferred Turnaround Time

The turnaround time can vary depending on the data, size, and quality of the video file. While an automated process delivers the transcript right away, manual options can take from 24 hours to one or more weeks.

However, at GMRT, we offer the same-day or next-day turn-around-time option. So, you can expedite the delivery of your transcript if you need or select a standard TAT time.

4. Customize Your Vimeo Transcript Order

At GMR Transcription Services, Inc., you can customize your transcript in a specific format or template. Add service details such as the number of speakers in your video and audio clarity and difficulty. For an extra fee, you can also specify how you want the transcript created or polished. Common options include:

  • Verbatim (text with stutters and false starts)
  • Time stamping (This specifies how frequently you want time codes inserted in the Vimeo transcript)
  • Proofreading (an editor will check and fix the document for grammar issues)

5. Vimeo Transcription Work Begins

Our human transcriptionists will begin transcribing your uploaded Vimeo files once you’ve submitted your order. To ensure the best quality of the transcript, our team will review the transcript before approving it for delivery to you.

6. Pay and Get Your Vimeo Transcript

We will notify you when the document is ready, usually by email. Once you have made the full payment, you can download it through our app, website, or email.

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Does Vimeo Have a Transcription Feature?

Yes. Vimeo has built-in automatic and manual video transcription tools. If you’re a premium user, you’ll get automatic captions for each new video you upload on the platform.

However, AI captioning in Vimeo is optional and only available in English. You can turn it off if you don’t want to add subtitles to your video or prefer to generate your Vimeo transcript another way.

How to Automatically Generate a Vimeo Transcript In-App

Follow these steps to activate or deactivate auto-captioning for your Vimeo video:

  • Go to your video manager and open the video.
  • Go to the Vimeo transcript panel by clicking the closed caption [CC] button to the right of the player.
  • Inside the CC menu, click “Settings” next to “Transcript.”  
  • Under “Captions and subtitles,” slide the toggle on/off button to the left of “English (auto-generated)” to activate or deactivate auto-captioning.

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How to Manually Add Captions or Subtitles on Vimeo

Follow these steps to manually caption your Vimeo video in-app:

  • Generate your Vimeo transcript outside of the app (you need a prewritten transcript to get started there).
  •  Access your Vimeo account, go to your video manager, and open the video you want to caption.
  • Open the transcript panel by clicking the [CC] button next to the player.
  • Under “Closed captions,” click “Settings” to the right of “Transcript.”
  • Click the plus sign or “+” to the right of “My uploads.” 
  • Below “My uploads,” select the language of the Vimeo transcript and file type.
  • Click “Choose File” to browse to the transcript location on your computer and select the file to upload to Vimeo.
  • Toggle the transcript to activate it (the uploaded file will appear under “My uploads”).

You can manage your Vimeo transcript in-app, such as editing, replacing, or downloading it. Simply click the three dots (...) next to the upload and select the desired action.

Final Takeaway

Vimeo is a popular video surfing platform, and you can make the best of your Vimeo videos by transcribing your content. A high-quality Vimeo transcript is good for both content accessibility and search engine visibility.

If you are a content creator, you can count on GMR Transcription Services, Inc. to provide 99% accurate text produced by our 100% human transcriptionists. We offer affordable transcription services with quick turnaround times and can provide a clean, proofread document on request. Whether you have clear or difficult audio on your hands, contact us today to help resolve all your issues.

Also Read: Importance of Transcribing Tools

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the Cofounder & President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California-based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed nearly ten years of success at GMR, playing a pivotal role in the company's growth. Under Beth's leadership, GMR Transcription doubled its sales within two years, earning recognition as one of the OC Business Journal's fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.