Enable users to download a recording as video #1969

bigbluebutton-issue-import opened this Issue Aug 12, 2015 · 16 comments


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Originally reported on Google Code with ID 1215

In the playback window, provide a download link to download the files to playback the
slides + audio + chat.

This would be a self-contained directory with index.html to playback the files.

Reported by ffdixon on 2012-05-03 02:42:55


Reported by ffdixon on 2013-08-27 12:21:22

Gonna be a big plus for recording if user can get this download feature.

Reported by yq12@txstate.edu on 2013-08-27 15:00:09


Is there any news about this feature? it would be wonderful, mainly to be able of distributing
conferences to people that has a poor (or doesn't have at all) connection, which sadly
is a common circumnstance in some countries like ours (I'm writing from El Salvador).

Best regards,


Reported by kadejo on 2014-06-19 14:11:26

Hi Carlos,

No plans for 0.9.0, but we'll revisit this during the next release cycle.

Reported by ffdixon on 2014-06-19 14:24:48

Ok! thank you very very much Fred! :)

Reported by kadejo on 2014-06-19 14:40:08

yes, is necessary this feature.

Reported by r2galeano on 2014-09-16 14:51:55

yes, that would be realy great feature and the last missing point on my list :)

Reported by q16marvin on 2015-02-27 13:49:46

+1 though I think with Mobile playback becoming a must have, this would be best to be
downloadable as a single MP4 recording 

Reported by alspark2107 on 2015-03-17 11:43:14

MP4 is a patent-encumbered format and each server administrator that deployed a BBB
server would need to buy a license.

Reported by capilkey on 2015-03-20 16:28:17


Reported by ffdixon on 2015-06-21 14:03:29

Issue 1952 has been merged into this issue.

Reported by ffdixon on 2015-06-21 14:05:26

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ywarnier commented Sep 8, 2016

+1 for an export feature. The current viewer is great, but there are some disconnected cases where a single file (webm is good) would be useful.


+1 for this feature, this is a must have feature, thanks


+1 for this feature, this is a must have feature, Many thanks.!


Hi colleagues!
The ability to download the recording of video conferences is very good and important.
Good idea to make automatic creation of the video with chat, Webcams, presentations, and display the "Download" button.
It is necessary to consider that video conferencing is chat, webcam, stream desktop, presentation. You can make a Converter for recording of a videoconference in the video. Select elements (chat, webcam, desktop, presentation) of a videoconference for a video file, to specify the time display elements of the conference in full screen.
For video files you can select the global video format, under a free license.

It's hard for me to write in English, I'm from Russia, knowledge of English is bad, I write through the translator, Sorry.

ffdixon commented Oct 25, 2016

This feature is not planned for the current release. We're currently working on BigBlueButton 1.1-dev to release BigBlueButton 1.1-beta. We'll look at this feature in a future release.

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