Simple API

The easiest way to get information about videos, users, groups, channels, albums, and activity. You don’t need to register or authenticate your app to use the Simple API, but it’s limited to public data and is read-only.

Full documentation on the Simple API

Advanced API

The only way to perform authenticated read/write requests on videos, users, groups, channels, albums, or upload. The Advanced API uses OAuth for authentication and you’ll first need to register your app.

Full documentation on the Advanced API


An open standard for embedding videos or images into a website. You can use the URL of any Vimeo video to easily get the embed code for it. You do not need to register your app to use oEmbed.

Full documentation on oEmbed