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Microsoft is replacing its original version of Stream, which it refers to as 'Stream (Classic)', with Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint), where videos are saved to SharePoint by default.

You'll need to move any videos hosted on the Stream (Classic) service before 29 February 2024. We can help you with bulk migrating videos if you have more than 20.

This page covers how to: 


Download videos from Stream (Classic)

  1. Open in a web browser.

  2. Select 'My Content' then 'Videos' to view the list of videos that you own.


    The 'My content' menu selected in Microsoft Stream (Classic)


  3. Sharing permissions will not be copied with the video, so you will need to check your current permissions. To do this, select the 'Update video details' pencil icon to the right of the video.


    'Update video options' a pencil icon is highlighted in Stream (Classic)  


  4. Under Permissions, you will see your own account listed as Owner and any other users or groups that the video has been shared with. Make a note of these so you can re-share the video when you have uploaded it to OneDrive or SharePoint.



     'Permissions' screen in Microsoft Stream (Classic) listing Viewers with access to the video


  5. Select 'Cancel' to return to the list of videos.

  6. Select the more menu icon '...'  to the right of the video you want to download.


    The more menu selected in Stream Classic with the 'Download video' option highlighted


  7. Select 'Download video' and you will be prompted to choose a location to save the .mp4 file. If you have OneDrive synced to your device, we would recommend saving directly to a folder in OneDrive to avoid issues with local disk space. If you do not use the OneDrive sync app then choose a local folder and follow the upload instructions below.

  8. Depending on how many people the video was shared with, you may wish to upload it either to your personal OneDrive or to an existing SharePoint or Teams SharePoint site. If the video was only for personal use or shared with a couple of other people then we would recommend saving to OneDrive.

Upload videos to your personal OneDrive site

  1. Open the website in a web browser and log in using your University account. Select 'Apps' from the left-hand menu then select 'OneDrive'.

  2. Select 'My Files' from the left-hand menu and navigate to the folder you want to save the video to.

  3. Select 'Add New' then select 'Files Upload'


    OneDrive home screen with the drop-down menu highlighting 'Files upload' option below the 'Add new' button


  4. In the files window navigate to the folder on your computer where you saved your video file, select the file then select 'Open'.

  5. The video file will then be uploaded to the selected location in OneDrive.

  6. To share the video, once the file is uploaded, select the more menu icon '...' and then select 'Manage Access'.


    The more menu is selected for an individual file in OneDrive, showing a list of options with 'Manage access' highlighted


  7. Select the 'Share' link and the standard OneDrive sharing menu will appear, where you can choose to share the file with an individual or group. Note the default is for view-only access. You can select the downward arrow to amend this to 'Can edit' if required. After specifying the user or group name and permission level, select 'Send' and users will receive an email invite. 


    OneDrive share pop-up box with prompt to 'Add a name, group, or email'. The view option is selected showing drop-down options of 'Can edit' or 'Can view'.



Upload edited video transcripts 

When you upload a video to OneDrive, you can generate a transcript. However, if you have previously generated and edited a transcript in Stream (Classic) and want to retain this version, then follow these steps:

  1. Open the website in a web browser.

  2. Select 'My Content' then 'Videos' to view the list of videos that you own.

  3. Select the 'Update video details' pencil icon to the right of the video.

  4. In the Options panel, select 'Download file' next to Captions. Make a note of where you save the file on your device.

  5. Once you have uploaded the video to OneDrive or SharePoint, select the video file to open it in the new Stream (on SharePoint).

  6. On the right-hand menu, select 'Video settings' then select the arrow next to 'Transcript and captions' to expand the options.


    'Video settings' menu in Stream (classic), a downward facing arrow next to the words 'Transcript and captions' is highlighted and below are 2 options for 'Generate' and 'Upload'


  7. Select 'Upload', amend the language if appropriate, then select 'Select File'. Navigate to the caption file that you saved, select it, and then select 'Open'. Select 'Done' to complete the file upload.

Update embed codes

If your video was embedded in a webpage, you will need to update the embed link.

  1. Once the video has been uploaded to your OneDrive or a SharePoint site, select the file to open the video. 
  2. Select 'Share' at the top-right of the page and then select 'Embed code'.
  3. Adjust settings as required then select 'copy embed code'.
  4. Replace the embed code on your website by pasting the new embed code in its place.