Recording Resolutions and Frame Rates in Teams Meetings

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Hello all, 


I was wondering if there are plans to allow 16:9 video recording from attendees regardless of the number of users on the call?

We have noticed that if only two attendees have their webcams active the recording defaults to 4:3 for each of attendees. If 3 attendees have their webcams active, one camera takes 50% and the other two share the 50% of the resolution of the whole 16:9 frame. The recordings are all portrait and cropped. 

With 4 attendees cameras active then the recording splits equally at 16:9 and webcams are correctly recorded in 16:9. 


We are recording a lot of internal meetings using Teams and it would be also very useful to allow some form of configuration for which webcams are pinned and recorded as priority. Possibly even some form of layout management specifically for recording purposes. 

Another question in relation to recording, are there any plans to upgrade the FPS recording rate in Teams meetings?

At the moment they are 7/8 FPS

Recordings in Teams live events are 30 FPS. 


Apologies if another post has been made to address this. I didn't find one on my search. 


Many thanks 

2 Replies
best response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
You can’t change this today! Microsoft is improving the custom settings for video layout and also recordings etc

Regarding frame rate Microsoft will improve this over time! I know recording quality was lowered due to COVID-19 ( high loads ) I’m not sure this has been resolved!

There’s a few uservoice about both these asks so I’d recommend searching and upvote those here:

Hopefully higher quality recordings are coming soon as they look quite choppy at 8fps compared to the standard of minimum 25/30fps for video!

Here is the feature suggestion, only 1 up vote since Oct 2020 lol. User should be able to change the settings in the app, just like how it is/was with Skype and all other major platforms. Otherwise we need to use other tools e.g. zoom who use 25fps. ;)