Screen Recording in Microsoft Classic Stream


This article shows how to use Microsoft Classic Stream to record a screen.


Screenshots work great, but a quick how-to video can sometimes create a more powerful message. Using Microsoft Classic Stream, you can create short screen recordings of up to 15 minutes, using your camera and microphone, without additional software. Below are instructions for how to create these recordings.

Detailed Resolution

Stream Screen Recording

Get Started:

  1. Select Create > Record screen in Microsoft Classic Stream.

Home screen for Microsoft Classic Stream with cursor on Create tab which displays the drop down menu showing the record screen option

  1. When prompted by your browser, select Allow Microsoft Classic Stream to use your camera and microphone.

Message prompt asking permission to use microphone and camera with options to allow or block

     NOTE: If you select Block, your camera and microphone will be disabled. To enable them, click the lock icon in your browser's address bar and select Allow next to the appropriate device.

options under lock icon in browser's address bar to grant access to camera and microphone

  1. Set up your camera and microphone. If you are using a USB camera or microphone, make sure it is plugged in and select it from the menu. You can also turn off your camera and microphone if you do not wish to include them in your recording.

Display with record button to start recording your screen

         4. You are now ready to start recording!

Record the Screen

  1. Select the record icon to start recording.
  2. Select which content you wish to share from your screen your entire screen, an application window, or browser tab then click Share. To include audio from your computer in the recording, select the Share audio checkbox.
  • If you are using macOS Catalina, you may need to set up screen recording permissions in System Preferences.

share your screen window with tiles for sharing 1. entire screen 2.application window 3.browser tab

  1. Wait until the countdown for the recording to begin. Once you begin, you will see a timer and the time limit.
  2. You can now switch to the application or window you wish to record.
  3. When you have finished recording, or if you want to take a break, switch back to the Microsoft Classic Stream screen recorder tab in your browser.

timer showing the start of recording

      6. Select the pause button to pause recording the screen, audio, and camera at any time. Select the record icon to Resume. When you are finished, select Next to review your recording.

Review the Recording

  1. On this page, select the Play button to preview the recording. Select Record again if you are not satisfied and want to try again.
  2. When satisfied with your recording, select Upload to Stream to continue to the next step.

review your recording screen with the upload to stream button located at bottom right corner and record again button at bottom left corner

Important: If you want to trim the video, you can do so after uploading and processing the recording.

Upload Screen Recording

  1. On this page, your video will start uploading to Stream. While you wait, you can:
  • Monitor the uploading progress
  • Fill in the video name, description, and language in the details section
  • When published, everyone in your company will have permission to view your video. To make the video visible only to yourself, deselect this checkbox: Allow everyone in your company to watch this video.
  • To set custom permissions, groups, channels, and other options, click? Update video details
  1. After the upload is complete, you can either publish or save, as follows:
  • Select Publish. Your video is now ready! Go to Video to go to the video page on Stream and watch or share your video. After processing is complete, you can also trim your video by selecting the More actions menu, then click Trim video.
  • Click Save as draft if you're not yet ready to publish your video. Your video will be saved to My Content > Videos in Stream, from where you can publish it at any time.

Upload to Stream window with fields to provide video name, description, language, viewing rights. There is an edit recording button at bottom left corner and save as draft or publish  buttons at bottom right corner

Supported Browsers and Limitations

Screen Recorder works on the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Edge, version 79 and above Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and macOS
  • Google Chrome, version 74 and above on Windows 10 and macOS
  • Safari on macOS is not supported
  • Microsoft Stream Mobile on iOS and Android is not supported in mobile browsers.

Other limitations

  • Recording system audio is available only on Windows, not macOS
  • Including the camera in the recording is available only when recording the entire screen, not when recording an application window or browser tab.
  • Screen recordings are limited to a maximum length of 15 minutes. For longer content, break up your video into shorter segments.


Article ID: 268
Mon 11/22/21 12:46 PM
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