Stream (Classic) Teams Meeting Recordings

Important terminology note: The earlier version of Stream will now be known as Microsoft Stream (Classic) and the new version will be referred to as Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint) to clarify the differences moving forward. 

This article only applies to content in Stream (Classic). By default this includes all Teams meeting recordings made prior to Monday 27th June 2022. 

Microsoft are changing the default storage location of new Microsoft Teams meeting recordings. From Monday 27 June 2022, all users will notice new Teams meeting recordings will be stored in Stream (on SharePoint) rather than Stream (Classic). This is part of a larger update by Microsoft to bring Stream, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams together. Stream (Classic) will still be accessible, all your content will still be available and you will have the ability to edit and manually upload content if required.

For more information with regards to the upcoming change of default storage location please see the below Knowledge Base Article. 

Upcoming change to default storage location for new Microsoft Teams meeting recordings

Stream (Classic) FAQs 

Will Stream (Classic) still be available to access following 27th June?

Yes. Stream (Classic) will still be accessible and you will still have the functionality to edit existing content and manually upload new content. Ultimately Microsoft aim to retire Stream (Classic) however, they have committed to give at least 12 months notice prior to its retirement. This 12 months warning is not likely to be given until the end of 2022, early 2023 as Stream (on SharePoint) must have technical parity to Stream (Classic). Once Microsoft provide further detail and dates we will provide more information with regards to this. 

When will we move from Stream (Classic) to Stream (on SharePoint)?

From Monday 27 June 2022 all new Teams meeting recordings will be automatically uploaded into Stream (on SharePoint) more information on this change can be found in this Knowledge Base Article

Do I need to move my existing content from Stream (Classic) to Stream (on SharePoint)?

No you do not need to begin moving content across to Stream (on SharePoint). Microsoft are currently developing a migration tool to address mass moving of content between the two platforms. Once they provide further detail and dates we will provide more information on the topic. 

Where are my meetings recordings stored?

Any recordings made prior to Monday 27th June 2022 are stored in Microsoft Stream (Classic)

After the recording has stopped, it is processed (which Microsoft warn could take a while) and saved onto Microsoft Stream (Classic). It is then ready to play.

The individual who started the recording will receive an email from Microsoft Stream (Classic) once the recording becomes available. It will also show up in the meeting chat - or in the channel conversation if you have created the meeting in a Teams channel.

What if I need video captions?

Recordings stored in Stream (Classic) can include captioning. For more details about video transcripts, please see the following Microsoft article.

Who has access to Meeting recordings in Stream (Classic)?

The meeting recording shows up in the meeting chat or in the channel conversation, if you’re meeting in a channel.

Permissions can be managed in Stream (Classic). For more details on this, please refer to the following article: Permissions and privacy in Microsoft Stream - Microsoft Stream.

Note: Guests and external attendees can only view the recording if it is downloaded from Stream (Classic) and uploaded to OneDrive or SharePoint and shared through this method. More information on sharing recordings with external participants can be found in the article Sharing Microsoft Teams recordings with users who are external to the University.  

What if I use a shared mailbox user account (e.g. project accounts and shared mailboxes) to start the recording?

Please note that meetings organised as a shared mailbox will result in no meeting recording being available in Stream (Classic). Instead, it would be available for download via the chat feed of the meeting and could then be manually uploaded to Stream (Classic). Please be aware that if the recording is not downloaded within 21 days it will not be recoverable. 

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