Meeting recording auto-expiration feature is no joy.
As part of the devolution of the new Stream built on SharePoint, new recordings automatically expire 60 days after they are recorded.
This means that team meeting recordings shared by other people will be deleted in 60 days (they are view-only and cannot be downloaded).
Download the file from the service URL.
Open Firefox (or the browser of your choice) and load the SharePoint page with the video that you want to download, then open the page inspector (Ctrl + Shift + C). Click on the Network tab. Type videomanifest where it says “Filter URLs“. Press F5 to refresh the page. When the page reloads, copy the file URL. See below.
ffmpeg to download the video by pasting the URL from above:
$ ffmpeg -i "https://copied_videomanifest_url" -codec copy video.mp4
Works, I had to first delete the &manifestMetadata=… part of the URL, up to just before the next ‘&’.
Thanks for the tip Georgie, it works !
Hi can you explain us what you have done to solve this problem? Thank you
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Sorry, can you please elaborate on the ffmpeg part? I got to the URL but not sure what the last step is….
ffmpegsoftware to download the video. You can get it from here: ffmpeg.org/download.html
Hi, first of all thanks for your tutorial, but i have a problem maybe you can help me : I’m using chrome, when i copy the link address, I get a huge URL and when i’m trying to paste the ffmpeg command you wrote i receive -> “parse error near `&”, how can i solve this problem?
I get the error “Invalid data found when processing input” from ffmpeg. There is no “manifestMetadata” query param in my link, there is “altManifestMetadata” – if I omit that, it doesn’t work either.
Same exact issue and param. Would appreciate a solution if anyone has one! Thx!
Worked in Windows 11, opened it up in notepad to sanitize the URL.
As per Georgie above:
Deleted where it started with: &altManifestMetadata=
and right before the following:
then copied the URL inside quotes for the following to be used in ffmpeg
ffmpeg -i “https://copied_videomanifest_url” -codec copy video.mp4
Could you guide me on how to download, I try and I get an error, what is deleted?
This works! Thanks alot!
For clarification since I struggled with this a bit – you need to delete the text from and with
up to where
starts, but leave &petranscode=0 and the rest after it in the link.
Again, thanks a lot, works like a charm.
Thanks so much for this. Was able to save extremely important knowledge transfer videos from someone who left the company.
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worked so well. Thanks a lot!!!!
Works like a charm.
No worries, you are welcome!
If anybody cannot get it working, please try ffmpeg version 4.4 or more… below worked for me…
$ /usr/bin/ffmpeg –version
ffmpeg version 4.4.2-0ubuntu0.22.04.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2021 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 11 (Ubuntu 11.2.0-19ubuntu1)