As we get used to this job from home, we slowly learn the best practices that can provide a meaningful boost to our productivity. To ease us into the ‘new standard’, video calling tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and more have been rolling out one feature after the other and we can hardly be more grateful.
The ability to record meetings and classes has to be right up there at the top if it comes to features that matter. It not only allows participants to revisit the topics of discussion, but also allows the hosts to see how the participants react to the topics in focus.
Zoom, the segment’s leading video calling application, offers its users the ability to save and play back recordings as they see fit. This one, however is not immune to rogue bugs and more, like any other tech wonder out there too.
Today, we’ll take a look at various issues that may arise while playing back a recording and help you start reviewing right away.
What causes the issue?
If like many others out there, your school/office has opted for Zoom classes/meetings, it is important to have a revision method after wrapping up the crucial sessions. These recordings are uploaded to Zoom’s servers when cloud recording is allowed, which can be accessed by the meeting host/co-host. They can choose to circulate the relation of the recording between the attendees upon accessing the file.
As the problem occurs when the recordings are played back directly via the browser, chances are that the problem is unmistakably linked to the Zoom servers. Wait for a bit if it’s temporary before attempting to play it back again.
Ways to fix the playback problem
Tired of playing the waiting game and you want to be more proactive? One by one, try the following solutions and get rid of the playback problem for good.
1. Check your internet connection
Yes, it’s a very simple troubleshooting step, but it’s the most productive one too. There’s no point in dragging the Zoom’s server through the muds if you have a patchy Internet connection. So go to a streaming site and play a few videos before we start doing that. Go through the next steps if they’re running as planned.
2. Download and play
You could save the file to your device and replay it uninterrupted if you have permission to download the video recording. In addition, you could get complex playback controls depending on your media player that could enhance the video-watching experience.
3. Upload and stream
Aren’t you able to download the recording? The next best thing is to ask the meeting’s host to copy the recording to their device and upload it to another cloud service.
If the file is uploaded to Google Drive, for instance, the host could easily share the connection with you and allow you to stream the video seamlessly from your computer.
4. Update drivers and Zoom
It’s important to keep your drivers and important applications up to date to enjoy a glitch-free experience. Zoom fairly frequently launches new versions of its program, squashing all known bugs. So, make sure to press the button right away once the update message shows up.
Video playback-related glitches may also arise from outdated display drivers. Go to the manufacturer’s website if you have a dedicated graphics card and download the new driver for your model. Integrated graphics cards, too from time to time, get software updates.
5. Use local recording
You might simply ask the meeting host to allow you to record the meetings locally if no solution works for you. The meetings will not be uploaded to the cloud in that way and will not be reliant on your internet connection. Local recordings are also great, regularly to keep track of all the meetings.
First, enter the meeting and press the ‘Record’ button between the ‘Share Screen’ and ‘Reactions’ buttons to record a Zoom meeting and maintain it locally.
You’ll see the option to pause and stop the recording after the recording begins. Use these alternatives as you see fit.
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