Microsoft Stream: On-demand caption and transcript generation for supported languages

If you have edit permission to a video stored in SharePoint/OneDrive, this feature will allow you to generate closed captions and transcripts for the language spoken in the video. This feature expands from just English (US) to also support the following languages/locales: English (Canada), English (India), English (United Kingdom), English (Australia), English (New Zealand), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), German (Germany), Portuguese (Brazil), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Dutch (Belgium), French (France), French (Canada), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Japanese (Japan), Hindi (India), Italian (Italy), Korean (Korea), Swedish (Sweden), Polish (Poland), Arabic (United Arab Emirates), Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Finnish (Finland), Norwegian (Norway), Russia (Russia).

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Microsoft Stream: New in-product messages to help admins promote usage of Stream (on SharePoint)

We are introducing two new in-product messages that will allow admins to promote the usage of Stream (on SharePoint) within their organization. First, admins will have the option to turn on a small banner message which will appear on the home page of Stream (Classic) to all users. Admins can choose a default message or customize one of their own. The default message states: You’re accessing Stream (Classic). To visit the new version of Stream, select the Stream (on SharePoint) button to the right. The default message is localized to all languages. If admins choose to place a custom message, they will need to localize the message to any required languages. Second, when users select “Upload video” from Stream (Classic) a message will appear by default that gives users the option to upload their videos to either Stream (Classic) or Stream (on SharePoint). Should your organization wish to opt-out of this default message, you can raise a support ticket with subject line “Disable upload to Stream (on SharePoint)”.
More info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/streamnew/new-stream

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Microsoft Stream: Timeline markers in Teams meeting recordings for when you left or joined meetings

We are adding markers (which appear as icons above the video timeline) in Teams meeting recording timelines to indicate when you joined or left a meeting. The markers are personalized, so that only you will see your join and leave marker. The markers help you jump right to part of a meeting that you may have missed. Markers will only show up on recordings of Teams meeting that you were invited to and that you joined.

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Configure the existing Stream tile in Microsoft 365 app launcher to go to the new Stream app on Office.com

Stream (Classic) is transitioning to Stream (on SharePoint). Until Stream (Classic) fully retires, you can decide which Stream experience is most appropriate for your users on Office.com. Do this by configuring the target destination of the existing Stream tile in the Microsoft 365 app launcher from the SharePoint Admin Center.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88823

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Microsoft Stream: Stream web app

The Stream web app improves how you view and publish video and audio files that are uploaded to Teams, Yammer, OneDrive, and SharePoint. The app and player experience works seamlessly with Office.com and brings key features of Stream (classic) into SharePoint. You can easily prepare your video for publishing with a title and description right under the video, set the custom thumbnail, add chapters, generate a transcript, share videos, and even share your video at a specific time code. Office.com and Share links to video and audio files across Microsoft 365 will get this updated experience automatically replacing the previous player page.

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Microsoft Stream: Add or edit multiple captions and transcripts for a video in SharePoint, OneDrive, or Stream (on SharePoint)

You can upload, download, delete, and replace multiple WebVTT caption files (Web Video Text Tracks) for a single video in Stream (on SharePoint) or for a video stored in SharePoint or OneDrive for business. Multiple WebVTT caption files for one video means you can upload captions and transcripts for different languages or dialects. All uploaded VTT files will be displayed as both captions inside the video player and as transcripts in the pane next to the video. With this feature you’ll be able to add translated captions and transcripts to videos by downloading the WebVTT file generated by Stream or Teams live transcript, editing/translating it on your own in a text or VTT editor, and then uploading it. You will then have one video that gives users the option to view captions and transcripts in multiple languages.
More info: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/view-edit-and-manage-video-transcripts-and-captions-3cb9acb6-05b2-4f59-a50d-7df61123aa20

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Display a message to Stream (Classic) end users

Upcoming, we will be introducing a couple of features that will help you display a message to your Stream (Classic) end users and in addition, will allow them to see options to upload on either classic or new Stream (on SharePoint).

When this will happen

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Microsoft Stream: View and edit video/audio file information

We will be updating the web player for audio & video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint web parts) with two new features called About and Custom Thumbnail.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93224 and 93225

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Microsoft Stream: View and edit video or audio title and description

This feature enables users with edit permissions to add and edit a title or description on their video or audio file. Viewers will be able to see this information along with non-editable fields like upload date, owner name, filename, and area path.

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Microsoft Stream: Change video/audio custom thumbnail

This feature enables users with edit permissions to change the default thumbnail on their video or audio by uploading an image or selecting a frame from the video. This custom thumbnail will be used throughout Microsoft 365.

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