Connecting Vimeo to Altar Live

Stephanie Antonucci Leathe

Last Updated:
November 18, 2020

Connect a Live Vimeo Video

Follow the steps listed below, to easily use Vimeo Live with our Altar Live platform:

Finding Vimeo stream url

Step 1: Go to Vimeo.

Step 2: If you have a Vimeo account, login. Otherwise, create an account by clicking on Join.

Step 3: Once you are on the dashboard, navigate to Live events on the left sidebar menu.

Step 4: If you do not have a Premium subscription, you will need to upgrade.

Step 5: Once the account has been upgraded, you will be able to create a Live Event on Vimeo.

Step 6: Once you have your live stream set up, click Share in the Destinations section.

Step 7: Click Copy event link.



Step 8: Open the Altar Live platform.

Step 9: Create an event as described here.

Step 10: On the Stream step, paste the URL copied from Vimeo to the URL field.

Step 11: To start the event on Altar, all you need to do is to click Go Live on Vimeo and Go Live on the upper panel of the event. 



Connect an Exisiting Video (Uploaded)

If you'd like to upload a prerecorded video, we recommend doing so with YouTube. Using YouTube for prerecorded videos allows them to be fully synched in Altar meaning all members will view the video at the same pace.

If you do not have a preference for synched video, you can upload your prerecorded video from Vimeo with these steps.

Step 1: Go to your Vimeo dashboard.

Step 2: Find the video on Vimeo. If your video is not yet on Vimeo, you can upload your video to in the Videos section. Here you will see all the videos or live streams ever created by you.


Step 3: Click on the video, then hover the mouse over the video.

Step 4: Click Share on the right corner of the video.

Step 5: Click on the Link field and then Copy it


Step 6: Open the Altar Live application.

Step 7: Create an event as described here.

Step 8: On the Stream step, paste the URL copied from Vimeo to the URL field.

Step 9: To start the event on Altar, all you need to do is to click Go Live on the upper panel of the event. 


Want to learn more about online church services? Check out: Thinking About Digital Church Planting? Here are Things to Consider When Starting Your Church Online.

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