Replace a video when it has been updated

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Our videos are almost always a work in progress so it is essential that I can replace the video on Stream with the latest version without disrupting the embedded versions.  Can this be done?

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We don't have this ability in Stream right now. Can you add this idea to our Stream Ideas forum so others can vote/comment on it?

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/idb-p/StreamIdeas
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Agreed - we'll have a number of training videos which will get updated as processes change. Not having the ability to overwrite / update an existing video means all training documentation will have to be updated to a new link, and previous training docs will essentially be full of broken links.
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One more thing besides broken links; it appears any previous views / likes / comments will also get lost since you're essentially creating a brand new video.
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In case anyone else hits this one in a search like I did, the idea has been added and it's here:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/Ability-to-Replace-a-source-video-file...

 

There is also at least one other request for the same here (in case anyone knows how to merge these):

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/Replace-videos-without-breaking-links/...

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Thanks @Bill Blais - I merged the 2 ideas.

 

This one had all the votes and comments now:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/Ability-to-Replace-a-source-video-file...

 

We know this features is important and hope to get to it in the next few quarters, but keep the votes coming if this is really important to you.

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Excellent. Thanks, Marc.
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agreed on this, we have just updated a video, and it is likely will have more iteration of updates; and have to re-link several documents linking to this video. 

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Yes, you can! This capability has been added to Microsoft Stream. Content owners and Stream admins can replace existing video files with a new version without changing the URL, video details, or permissions. You can find how to do that in this Microsoft Q&A.  @Tom Bubulka