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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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Frequent Visitor

Ok. @jrosen. Thanks for your clarification.

Best regards!

Occasional Visitor

Not being able to view internal videos on a bigger screen during travel is a big no-no. We definitely need the feature to be able to download those videos on a desktop client. As previous posters mentioned the background code to differenciate between people who should and who shouldn't be able to download a video is there already...

Senior Member

The mobile app is no solution for events.  I need to be able to pull down videos to a USB stick to take to an event and playback on a large screen.

 

When will the ability to download be extended to either a group, or the whole company?

Frequent Contributor

Hi @Vishal Sood 

Thanks for all your work on Stream.

Here is a usecase I hope you can use to make the case for at least giving a powershell way of turning download video on or off for all users.

 

Like @Andreas Lindholm staff in rural areas need access to video content for their presentations. Because some of the presentation locations are in zones with NO internet, they must have a way to download these videos and include them in their presentations.

 

Current solutions I've seen

- upload all video content to Stream, for best quality access on multiple devices (with internet access). ALSO keep a copy of all video content on SharePoint online (so that it can be downloaded)

- Only keep content on SharePoint online (poor quality playback experience), so that there isn't the extra overhead on video management of keeping them in two places.

- Keep all video on a file share. No streaming option, but visible to all via security group

 

Please Please Please :folded_hands::folded_hands::folded_hands::folded_hands::folded_hands: hard as it may be make this one change to provide a great customer experience.

 

Many thanks

Occasional Visitor

It is now over 2 years since this thread started. Are there any updates. There are many team members that need the ability to download the video. Is there a rough estimate on when this will be available?

Occasional Visitor

Hello, I captured videos in Teams that ended up stored automatically in Teams. I need to share these raw videos with my video edit team, but they cannot download them.

 

It is a very poor experience to have to revert to downloading all these files one by one and placing them on a shared drive. I would have rather been given that option when I started recording in Teams, and not used Stream at all.

 

Please add this functionality so that you can give specific people permission to download the videos you add to Stream.

 

I would prefer an additional option to give all members of the Group permission and all members of the channel permission. That way you only have to manage your group or channel roster and do not have to set individual permissions on dozens of videos. 

 

Thank you!

Occasional Visitor

Yep, still interested in this. I'd rather not make folks a full owner just so they can download the video.

Senior Member

After a video is posted, we have people who need to download it to add into presentations to employee groups in areas where they can't always count on internet access.  Without this ability, we'll need to post a second version in a place where it can be downloaded.  

Microsoft

Hi @Vishal Sood 

 

Any updates on this "download for users" feature?

Occasional Visitor

OneDrive already has a flexible file sharing solution where downloading can be permitted. Why reinvent the wheel for Stream?

New Contributor

Because OneDrive is not an Enterprise media solution and doesnt have any of the features that Stream has.  If there was an offline Stream player for win10 this would be a good solution - it would keep the media secure and would be consistent with the mobile applications that already exist.

Frequent Contributor

Hi @Vishal Sood and @anonymous-user 

Thanks for letting us know that work on this has "Started" , but what does that mean ?

How do we find out when it will be rolling out ? or even track progress ?

 

many thanks 

Dorje

Occasional Contributor

I was hoping to see this announced in the Ignite updates but I can't see it mentioned.

This is really an important feature!

Frequent Contributor

Hi @Rae Jobst , I agree I was hoping too.

 

In the short term a workable solution would be for Microsoft ( @Vishal Sood ) to find some way to give us a download URL we could publish in a list or other location for each video that matches certain criteria e.g. Visible to Everyone

Then we can put the video into a page as we do now, and include manually a link to the video.

If I can download a video from YouTube or Facebook using an advert funded website , there must be a way :)

 

Dorje

Occasional Contributor

Thanks for the comment @Dorje McKinnon - perhaps a link to the video on SharePoint or OneDrive, but this is double handling. As you mentioned, the status of this idea is "Started" so hopefully we will see this available in the near future!

Senior Member

This is important for us, we upload training videos, and want trainers to be able to download these and show them in locations with low bandwith/wifi or 4G-service.

Frequent Contributor

The following is what I've been able to work out so far with Developer tools in the browser,
BUT 
I've tested the URL with a user who isn't an owner and they get a "This page isn't working 401" message, which means these URLs respect security access rules (ACLS), so as things stand the "everyone" group has to be added to every video as an Owner, so that the download link works.

So the following won't work but I hope it sparks an idea for someone else.

 

In my example 

The video URL in stream is like the following.
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/123fc456-9dfd-44ce-a232-77d25bb9c62f

The download link for that video if you are the owner of the video is 

https://aase-1.api.microsoftstream.com/api/videos/123fc456-9dfd-44ce-a232-77d25bb9c62f/files?api-ver...

 

NOTE if you aren't the owner you can get the your tennancy hosting location (AASE-1 in my case, Austral Asia South East I think) by looking at the view source on the video viewing page.

 

Where I got stuck was finding a powershell way to get a list of all Stream video GUIDS to then put into a spreadsheet or SharePoint list to build up the download links, by substituting all the video GUIDs into the following 

https://aase-1.api.microsoftstream.com/api/videos/-PUT-EACH-VIDEO-GUID-HERE-/files?api-version=1.3-p...

 

If anyone knows of a script to list all Stream video guids , we might have a rough and ready short term solution.

 

Occasional Visitor

we have started the microsoft Teams from a couple of weeks and even we are able to record it but while we are sharing the link non owners cant able to download if we have this feature it will be helpfull for all while travelling or in no internet zones it will be so hard to browse the videos

Microsoft
Status changed to: New
 
Occasional Contributor

What does the change in status to "New" mean @Marc Mroz ?

New Contributor

@Marc Mroz I hope "new" means it's back on the list of features MS is considering adding in the future. 
I have Teams users that also have issues with making videos and then the viewers are unable to download for post editing or giving it to internal communications to work their magic.

Occasional Contributor

I really want to see this thread stay alive.... the inability to allow non-owners to download videos, plus lack of a sharing option equivalent to 'Anyone in the organisation with the link' are holding me back in terms of being able to fully recommend use of Stream for learning and teaching.

Occasional Visitor
This is something needed for my Stream channel and the company employees to download the videos I upload and use them offline in their own stores. Do we know when this option could be available? This thread is from 3 years ago and apparently is not yet available :(
New Contributor

We also want a way that members can download the uploaded videos without having to make them members. And considering we want the whole company to download, it would be cool if we could  use existing groups (not from Streams but Sharepoint/O365). Then we can add them all at once.

 

Any updates available? Or maybe a workaround to enable it?

Occasional Visitor

I'm glad I was pointed to this forum as I was shocked that this feature wasn't already made readily available. Please add this in the next build! We have users that are also spread across the globe that don't have reliable internet access to stream but if they could download and have a copy for offline that would be a huge win. On that same note would it be possible to give an option for quality video options to view like 480p, 720p 1080p...etc?

Visitor

Im also shocked... 2020 and still nothing... :sad:

New Contributor

This is one of the top upvoted in Stream Ideas, it would be great to get a comment from the product team if this is considered to be included in the roadmap @Marc Mroz. In an organisation with 15000+ videos and 100000+ co-workers it's a showstopper if we cannot delegate the ability to download. We have a number of scenarious where download is needed, offline via the app is not the solution to any of these.

Senior Member

Please prioritize this. Will be important when we move from the previous "Video" portal.

Visitor

Please make this a priority!! We've been waiting for three years.

 

I would like to roll out Stream to my sales team for product videos but they need to download the videos to use in locations without internet.

 

It seems wasteful to have the video on stream and then on OneDrive to download. 

 

Please add the functionality of downloading the video by non-owners in Stream soon!!

New Contributor

Agreed with @lisadubois 

3 years for a simple feature? This is a joke..

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