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Allow download of videos for non-owners
 06-20-2017
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It would be great if we can not only stream / embed or share a movie but also download a movie for offline use, even if you aren't the owner of the video and you aren't using a mobile app.

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New Contributor

I also think that would be a good idea but in addition the owner of the channel should be able to allow or denie download on a per video basis

Regular Contributor

Agree to concept of having the channel owner control if download is allowed or denied; particularly for use within the enterprise. 


@HendeV wrote:

It would be great if we can not only stream / embed or share a movie but also download a movie for offline use.


 

Regular Contributor

Played with it and I like it. Cant use unless I have a way to download videos onto my PC when I am offline. Once download is available I will be able to leverage.  

Microsoft

Thank you for sharing insights.

@NM@CS_Webdesk@nrojas - the challenge with enabling download is protecting companby IP. Letting the owner download is one thing but given that downloaded videos can't be secured easily, we refrained from that feature for now ... 

 

However, we'll look at this more given the # of votes it's getting. 


Thanks again for sharing.

Regular Contributor

I totally agree with the option to add a download button, however it also needs to be able to be hidden in certain cases based on role of user.. just my .02 cents..

Regular Contributor

I don't want to use Stream just for video sharing. I want to use it to manage my videos. So, I need a way to store, share, upload, download. Seems trivial to set permisison level to where a user has different access level. If the idea is just to share, then it has limited use. Thanks - N  

Regular Contributor

 

The download button is available in the Video app on the Office 365.

The Video App is, as far as I understood, going to be replaced by stream.

I should thus be logic that a Download option should be available as in Video.

Eventually with some restriction, like the possibility for the owner to be the only one to download it or not f.i.

Regular Contributor

If you add the possibility to turn on/off a download button, please make sure that the video is not downloadable via the link found in the HTML code of the page, even when the download button is off.

Thanks,

Christian

Regular Contributor

We leverage video for offline viewing and instruction pieces for Safety/Job briefings of field crews in the electrical contracting space.  Crews are often out of coverage areas and would need to be ONSITE for some trainings due to governmental stipulations.  The ability to download the videos to the device at the hotel and view on the jobsite is critical - but protection of corporate IP is also a concern.

 

thank you.

Visitor

This feature is a requirement before we will ever implement Stream.

Regular Contributor

Absolutely!!! Offline accessibility of resources is exteremely important for a mobile workforce. Epsecially when they are working in many remote areas that do not have adequate connectivity and could have downloaded 'offline' while on wifi or had service previously.

Regular Contributor

Yes!

Microsoft

Looking at ways to enable downloads but do it securely. Would you use an app if we provided one for each platform? Simple download option can't be secured?

Regular Contributor

Yes, an app could be a possible solution. Our sales people keep most of the sales docs on their PC, so if the app would be a Windows 10 app that would be great. Screen sizes matters, one thing is to watch a video of an industrial machine on a 5 inch smartphone, one thing is on a laptop. Thanks.

New Contributor
Yes, an app would work for us as well, provided it would really exist for all platforms.
Regular Contributor
An app would be the preferred method in our case. As great as the mobile experience is, our less than technical staff would be more comfortable with an iOS app for sure.

Visitor

I think an app will suffice as long as long as it's simple to download a movie and paste in PowerPoint (or any program).

My users tend to create presentations with movies in it and since they're not always sure if they will have a good internet connection while presenting they really would like to have those movies offline available.

 

 

 

Microsoft

Thank you very much for comments everyone Smiley Happy

Regular Contributor

I agree a download option, at least for administrators, is vital.

 

Our company will be unwilling to convert from Office 365 Video to Stream, however, without the ability to lock down any download option.

Regular Contributor

I like the app idea, having the ability to revoke access and prevent unauthorized distribution is a must.

Microsoft

We are going to start with letting owners download original video but also looking at true offline playback. The latter might come in later.

New Contributor

My company in particular is looking to use Stream as a means of organizing and storing our videos, but we often need to use said videos in unconncected areas (without internet connection). So, for us, to be able to download would be best. If even the owner could determine whether others could download means that there is a level of protection so long as the owner of the videos knows what's going on. Could also be an admin property that is altered on the administration level.

Microsoft

Hi Everyone,

 

We recently added a download button to Stream. Currently it's available to owners of the video only but this is the first step in the direction. Hopefully this is useful. Please let us know any thoughts. You should see it under more on video page (for videos you own) and also on the edit page.

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Regular Contributor

That's really good news, thanks!

 

It's working perfect, I really do hope there will be a option for all users to download the file (as the original poster permits). But as you mentioned: It is a step in the good direction!

Nice!!

Frequent Contributor

This is a very good first step indeed!  We want to centralize where our videos are located and not have them in two places, so ultimately having it available for everyone is a must.

New Contributor

I think the easist way to control who can downloada video would be to add another checkbox in the "Shared with..." section.  I need my web team to be able to download copies of some of the videos I make so they can post them on our public facing web portal.  I do not want to make them an owner of the video for them to be able to download the video.

Visitor

Is there an update on whether the download function will work for non-owners in the near future? We'd like to use Stream as our DAM system, but it's not a viable option if the owner is the only one that can download the files. We want to have an intern upload the videos which will then be used by our graphic designers in the future.

Occasional Contributor

I absolutely think a download option/button should be added. It is up to the company/channel owner to decide if the videos should be available for download or not. We provide customers with Office 365 story-based tutorials to showcase effective use of Office 365, and in those cases we want the videos to be watched as much as possible. For organizations that are spread out, where certain subs are in regions with low bandwidths, this is a MUST in order to enable viewing of the videos. We are using this today with customers in Office 365 Video, so I surely hope you implement it soon to Stream since we are recommending Stream to all our customers moving forward. Thanks!

New Contributor

Hi @Vishal Sood, are there are more updates on when the ability to "download video" for non-owners is available?

Thanks!

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