Overview

Stream Classic is being replaced on March 5, 2024, by Stream on SharePoint.

Technology Services is migrating all existing video content on March 5, 2024.

Now through March 5, you may review, download, and delete your Microsoft Stream (Classic) videos online while logged into Microsoft 365. Delete unnecessary or outdated content to ensure only those videos needed are migrated prior to March 5, 2024.

You may upload personal videos to your OneDrive and videos with shared access to SharePoint. All active video links will be redirected once migrated.

Stream (on SharePoint) vs Stream (Classic) Guide

Data Security

FERPA Compliant
Yes
HIPAA Compliant
Yes
Highest Supported Data Classification
Confidential

FAQ

What’s the difference between Stream Classic and Stream on Sharepoint?

Links in Stream (Classic) start with https://web.microsoftstream.com/... Links in Stream (on SharePoint) start with https://tamucs.sharepoint.com/....

Stream (on SharePoint) allows you to record, upload, discover, share, and manage video just as you would any other file. Stream (Classic) videos are not connected with SharePoint. Video files in Stream (on SharePoint) can easily link with apps across Microsoft 365, giving you the same feel you get with all your other Microsoft files.

With Stream (on SharePoint), you can:

  • Upload video or audio files to SharePoint, Teams, or OneDrive just like any other file.
  • Find and get back to recent videos, ones shared with you from the Stream start page in Office.
  • Generate a transcript and closed captions for the language spoken in a video in SharePoint, Teams, or OneDrive.
  • Manually add chapters, letting a viewer jump right to the part of the audio/video file they want.
  • Collaborate with comments, just like with any other Microsoft 365 document.
  • Add custom thumbnails, titles, and descriptions.
  • Share videos with others, including external partners or guests, just like you share any other file.
  • Feature videos in pages, sites, portals, and Microsoft Teams.

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Will all my Stream Classic links still work?

Links to Stream Classic content will redirect to the migrated content. However, any links or embed codes for Stream Classic will no longer redirect after February 15, 2025.

Where did channels go in Stream (SharePoint)? 

Channels (a list of videos, sometimes only made available to particular groups) does not exist in the new Stream experience (aka Stream SharePoint).

Now, you can create Playlists from the Stream landing page. The key difference is that anyone viewing the playlist still needs your permission to each individual video - they are not granted any permissions through the Playlist itself. 

For instructions on granting viewing permissions to individuals or groups, visit Share a video or audio file across Microsoft 365.

How will storage quota work? Do videos now contribute to my OneDrive storage?

Videos in Stream (on SharePoint) consume the existing file storage quota from OneDrive and SharePoint. Any personally owned Stream videos count towards your OneDrive storage capacity. By default, any new videos uploaded to Stream will also be saved in OneDrive.

How do I generate captions (subtitles) for my Stream videos?

In the new version of Microsoft Stream, captions (subtitles) will not be automatically added to newly uploaded videos.

To generate captions for a video you own:

  1. Select the desired video
  2. Navigate to the Video Settings panel on the right
  3. Expand the Transcript and captions option
  4. Click on Generate to begin the transcription process - this can take several minutes, depending on the length of the video

This process only applies to videos uploaded to the new version of Stream. Videos migrated from Stream (Classic) will be migrated with their captions intact.

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