Replace a video in Stream without breaking links or embed codes

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Replace a video in Stream without breaking links or embed codes
 07-06-2017
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It would be great to have a feature where you can replace/edit the source video file in Steam.  This will allow URLs to remain static for content that may change (or need a quick correction) and not disrupt the user experience. 

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Regular Visitor

https://wistia.com/support/player/replace-video

 

We just started using Stream and this has already bit me. I sent a link out a link to the company for a video we did. The editors then told me that they had to re-render the video because there were some issues with it. I told them we can't do it and their reply was, Wistia can. I cannot get my company to leave Wistia because they have this functionality and they have to use it all the time. This really hinders adoption.

Regular Visitor

This lack is ridiculous and needs solving.  I had a video that was in Stream and linked in various places.  We discovered the audio had corrupted and needed fixing.  so this meant deleting and uploading a new one and then altering all links.  Not a great way to work.

Occasional Visitor

 This would be a very useful feature. we need it ASAP.

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Hell yes, this is crucial!

Senior Member

Need this feature, its a real show stopper without

Frequent Visitor

How has Microsoft not fixed this yet? This is basic.

Microsoft
Status changed to: Duplicate
 
Occasional Contributor

Agree, this will be most useful. Many of out intranet videos are instructions that change over time and needs to be updated. We still want to keep the links and statiskt for them rather than adding new.

Microsoft

Such an important feature - please add!!!

Occasional Visitor

So important for organizations who are changing constantly. Which, I imagine, describes most organizations.

Frequent Visitor

 Adding my thoughts this is a must have for us as well.  Would love to embed a video on a page and then know that we can just upload a new video underneath and not have to worry about pages with embedded videos being out of date/not working.

Microsoft

This is so true!     Too often I notice spelling mistakes or tiny mistakes later that make me cringe.   This allows the channel to keep the video stats and links without losing momentum.

Regular Visitor

Where is MS with this?  This is such a basic feature I can't believe it wasn't a initial feature "must have".  I checked the current "road-map"  and could find anything covering this.

Regular Visitor

Essential feature in my mind

Community Manager
Status changed to: New
 
Senior Member

So is Allen Smith's update an indicator that this is not under review anymore and has been rejected?  Boooooooooooooooo!


Occasional Visitor

 So after 1 YEAR from the original request and this being the second most liked Idea on this site, the status is demoted back.

 

What's the meaning of this forum?

Contributor

@AS - Call me a relative newbie, still, but it seems like changing the status of a thread like this, regardless of the change, should also include at least a brief explanation for said change. Something for folks to understand why the change was made.

Community Manager

Hi all,

 

sorry i do not work for Microsoft stream so I can not comment on ideas. I was fixing a technical issue with the idea board here and it looks like it inadvertently change the idea status. I will fix this when I get home later today.

 

sorry for any confusion 

Contributor

Ah. Been there myself, but thanks for the info, @AS.

Community Manager
Status changed to: Under review

All fixed sorry about the confusion

Senior Member

This is a very necessary feature.  Video's are constantly being tweaked, especially in our case with software training videos.  Every time there is a change to software, we have to edit and reproduce the video.  The stream video link has been sent out to users via email, posted on Teams sites, SharePoint sites, etc...  We lose all the tracking information on views and comments when we have to delete an older video and upload a new one, and all the previous links then become broken. 

 

This is a MUST have ability to upload a revised video!

Occasional Contributor

Yes, I agree with @Lisa Larkin . Internal corporate videos are not the same as Youtube videos, our instructions also need updates and additions and new videos makes it confusing for our users which version to look at, and we also want so see the adoption and count views as a metric for that.

Occasional Contributor

Definitely an advantageous feature! Particularly for corporate elearning; since we don't have the luxury of the semester develop-freeze-launch cycles. 

 

The videos are part of a group of documentation (guides, manual, etc.); changing the URL will break a lot of links and hard to maintain. Have to work around it using URL redirection at the moment to isolate any updates, but would be great if video versioning is supported in MS Stream.

Senior Member

tumbleweed......

Frequent Visitor

That's a quality post there, @Jonathan Roe

Senior Member

Thanks @Brian Carrender :) , we have 201 upvotes to date for this feature. I'm just wondering at what point does this feature begin to come under consideration as I have been coming back to this thread for months and no change.

Microsoft's rebranding of VSTS to Azure DevOps is a perfect example of where the ability to replace a video is necessary, á la YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, SmugMug, et al. Only a few graphics in the videos need to be replaced; the other content remains the same (using the new navigation in the VSTS video). I really need to be able to update a widely-distributed video in-place, so that the user community can view the same video with updated graphics, rendering corrections, or other minor updates.

Senior Member

 Please please please add this!!! As several other users are reporting this is critical feature for Enterprise use.

 

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