Recordings/Transcripts in Microsoft Classic Stream


This article provides instructions on sharing recordings in Classic Stream and what you can do with the recordings in Classic Stream. 


For most users, once a Teams meeting is recorded, it will automatically be saved to the meeting Organizers Microsoft Classic Stream account. Recordings are also automatically posted in the channel, team, or meeting where they were scheduled. Video details, options, and permissions can be edited by the people who have the owner's permission for the video.


For guest accounts, Teams meeting recordings will no longer be automatically uploaded to Microsoft Classic Stream, effective August 20, 2020. Following this change, guests will continue to record Teams meetings; the recordings will not automatically save to Classic Stream. With this change:

  • Participants will need to download the file from the chat window to play the meeting recording back.
  • To share or archive a recording, meeting participants will need to download the file and upload it to Teams, Classic Stream, SharePoint, or OneDrive.

For guests, recordings will be available in the chat for 21 days after the meeting. After 21 days, the recordings will no longer be available for download from the chat.

The download dialog includes the expiration date.



If someone who was not a part of the meeting needs to view the recording in Classic Stream, the permissions will first have to be changed by a video owner. To change permissions, do the following:

  • In-Stream, select "My content" > "Videos".

  • Find the video you want and select "Update video details".

  • In the "Permissions" section, select the appropriate drop-down under "Share with" and enter who you would like to give the permissions to.

  • Select "Apply" and you would be able to share the recordings.

Other Actions

To take other actions with recordings in Classic Stream, such as trimming the video, deleting the recording, etc., do the following:

  • In Classic Stream, select "My content" > "Videos".

  • Find the video you want and select "More actions" (...).

  • Select the action you want to take.


Recordings will auto-generate captions that can be downloaded and altered if needed.


To edit the transcript, do the following:

  • In Classic Stream, select "My content" > "Videos".

  • Find the video you want and select it.
  • To the right of your video, select the pencil icon at the top right or the transcript area to edit the text.

  • To save individual edits, select "Save", and when you are done editing, select the checkmark where the pencil icon was.


To download the transcript, do the following:

  • Find the video you want and select Update video details.

  • From the Options section, select Download file.

Cleanup Downloaded Transcript

When you download the WebVTT transcript file, it will include time codes, metadata, and extra lines. You may sometimes want to get a copy of a video's transcript without those extras and instead have the text. To do so, do the following:

  • Select the downloaded transcript file and select Open.

Note: If you edit the file before downloading it, you may need to change the file type from VTT to All Files using the drop-down to find the transcript file.




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Microsoft Stream is an Enterprise Video service where people in your organization can upload, view, and share videos securely. You can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your team's collaboration.