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php – how to use vimeo advanced API to display videos

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


I was using the Vimeo simple API to display the videos from a channel on my website, but as you may know, it has a limit. I was wondering if you could give me an example of how to use the advanced API. I have read the documentation, But I just don’t know how to use those methods (obviously i am not php expert).

So it would be awesome if you could show me one example or any tutorial were I could understand it.

This is Part of the code I was using in the simple API:

    var apiEndpoint = 'http://vimeo.com/api/v2/';
var oEmbedEndpoint = 'http://vimeo.com/api/oembed.json'
var oEmbedCallback = 'switchVideo';
var videosCallback = 'setupGallery&iframe=false';

    $(document).ready(function() {
    $.getScript(apiEndpoint + vimeoUsername + '/videos.json?callback=' + videosCallback);

    function setupGallery(videos) {         

    for (var i = 0; i < videos.length; i++) {
        var html = '<li><a href="' + videos[i].url +'"alt="'+videos[i].title+'"><img src="' + videos[i].thumbnail_large + '" class="thumb" />';
        html += '<div><p>' + videos[i].title + '</p></div></a></li>';
        $('#thumbs ul').append(html);


I just want to do the same but with the advance API (using php).

thanks a lot, I’d appreciate any advise.

How to&Answers:
[edit] NOTE: This is the old, advanced API. It is no longer supported by Vimeo, or accessible by new app developers. Please refer to the new upload documentation at https://developer.vimeo.com/api/upload/videos

  1. Create an Api APP at developer.vimeo.com/apps
  2. Use the official PHP library

Once you have that, you need to create your vimeo object

// You must replace CONSUMER_KEY and CONSUMER_SECRET with the values from your app
$vimeo = new phpVimeo('CONSUMER_KEY', 'CONSUMER_SECRET');

Once you have the vimeo object, you can make api calls using the call method. This method takes an api method.

$videos = $vimeo->call('VIMEO_METHOD');

For your specific use case, finding the videos uploaded by a user, you use the method vimeo.videos.getUploaded. You can find more documentation (and try it out!) at the vimeo api playground

Once you understand all of that, I believe the following code would work for you.

$vimeo = new phpVimeo('CONSUMER_KEY', 'CONSUMER_SECRET');
$videos = $vimeo->call('vimeo.videos.getUploaded', array('user_id' => $vimeo_username));