How To Record a Zoom Meeting


TIPS & TRICKS TO RECORD A ZOOM MEETING


How To Record a Zoom Meeting


Zoom has never been more popular as employees of all kinds turn to the easy-to-use video and audio conferencing solution.
Zoom is a video conferencing app, geared towards business usage. It was founded in 2011, by Eric Yuan, and launched in January 2013.

It was in 2020 that Zoom really took off as an app that allowed us to stay in touch. People in their droves chose Zoom over other options.

Ease of access and careful work to keep latency below 150 milliseconds are reasons why this app was largely chosen ahead of its counterparts.

Zoom usage shot up in March 2020, Zoom was seeing 200 million daily meeting participants. The following month, this figure had risen to 300 million.  This compares to 10 million in December 2019. 

 
But no matter how effective a video meeting is, you still need to share it with others who couldn’t make the meeting or who need to reference details or training more than once.

Zoom allows for recording, and it’s important for users to know exactly how it works. You can record your meeting or webinar to the Zoom cloud from your mobile device with the Zoom app.  


Zoom recording to your computer drive

You can locally record your zoom meetings directly to your computer’s drive. This option doesn’t require cloud storage. Follow the steps below to record zoom to your computer drive:

First, make sure Zoom local recording is enabled. To do this:
  • Log into Zoom from your browser,
  •   Choose My Meeting Settings (this option is available only to account administrators). If you’re working from a business account, the settings section may be called something different, like Account Settings.
  •   In the Settings window, look for the Recording tab up at the top and select it.
  •   One of the first options under Features in this section should be Local recording.
  •   Check the Status section to make sure Local recording is enabled. If not, enable it. You can also lock this setting so it remains on for all users if necessary.
  •   Now start a Zoom meeting as the host.
  •   Look at the tools at the bottom of the screen and you will see a round icon called Record.
  •   Select it to start recording. (Some versions of Zoom will immediately give you an option to Record on this computer, which you should select for local recording).
  •   Now a notification will appear in the top left of all participant’s windows saying Recording, so everyone knows that it’s working. You can pause the recording at any time as necessary.
  •   You don’t need to do anything else until the zoom meeting has ended.
  •   Once you stop the meeting, a notification will pop up that says “Converting the meeting recording”.
  •   When this finishes, it will autosave an MP4 file and an audio-only M4A file on your computer in a Zoom folder, folder name: “Zoom_0.mp4”.
  •   You can access these recorded files with the Zoom desktop client under the Meetings section.
  • After the meeting, it’s important that you go to the relevant folder, check if the files were properly downloaded and then rename the files to the name/date of the meeting for easy identification, because it is very easy to lose track of which file it is after they’ve been saved on the drive later on. It’s also important to note that the file will appear in this Zoom folder even if the meeting isn’t fully converted for viewing yet.


Recording a video on iOS or Android

Recording Zoom meetings on an iOS or Android device is possible but comes with limitations. Zoom was designed as such that you cannot record locally on a mobile device, in that case, Zoom’s cloud recording option is your only choice, which means the host must also be a licensed user for mobile recording to work. It is not possible to record locally from an iOS or Android device. You must be the meeting host to start a cloud recording on iOS or Android.

iOS
  • While hosting a Zoom meeting from your iOS device, tap More

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  • Tap Record to the Cloud.

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  • The app will now show Recording at the top of your screen
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  • To stop or pause the recording, tap More again.


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Android

  • While hosting a Zoom meeting from your Android device, tap More
  • Tap Record.
  • The app will now show Recording at the top of your screen
  • To stop or pause the recording, tap More again.



Recording a video to the cloud
Cloud recording allows you to view, share, and download your recordings from your Zoom account. Recording a video to the cloud is possible only if you are a licensed user with the Zoom desktop client or app and enough cloud space in your plan (usually around 1GB per user). This means you can’t automatically record to popular cloud storage services like Dropbox, but if you want to do any of such recording you’ll have to pay for a Zoom cloud storage plan, which starts at $40 per month (For 100GB storage space).

You need to first enable cloud recording. 
  • Sign in to the Zoom web portal.

  • In the navigation panel, click Settings. (If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it, if a verification dialog displays, choose to Turn On to verify the change, if the option is grayed out, it has been locked and must be changed at either the group or account level. Contact your Zoom administrator for assistance).

  • Navigate to the Recording tab and verify that the Cloud Recording setting is enabled.


      After enabling cloud recording, you can change the following settings:
  • Record active speaker with shared screen.
  • Record gallery view with shared screen.
  • Record active speaker, gallery view, and shared screen separately.
  • Record an audio-only file.
  • Save chat messages from the meeting / webinar.
  • Add a timestamp to the recording: Add a timestamp of the meeting to your cloud recordings. The time will display in the host's time zone, set on their Zoom profile.
  • Display participants' names in the recording.
  • Record thumbnails when sharing: Include a thumbnail of the presenter when screen sharing.
  • Audio transcript.
  • Save panelist chat to the recording: The messages sent by panelists during a webinar to either all panelists or all panelists and attendees will be saved to the recording.



Starting a cloud recording
To record a meeting to the cloud:
  1. Start a meeting as the host. (Note: Only hosts and co-hosts can start a cloud recording. If you want a participant to start a recording, you can make them a co-host or use a local recording.)
  2. Click the Record button.
  3. Select Record to the Cloud to begin recording.
  4. To stop recording, click Pause/Stop Recording or End Meeting.
  5. Once the recording has been stopped, the recording must be processed before viewing. Zoom will send an email to the host's email address when the process is completed.

Note: Due to unusually high volume during the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud recordings may require extra processing time.

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