Yes, In Stream (on SharePoint) you can share your videos with anyone in your organization and external users* as well. You can take the embed code and use it with any website. You can also have a SharePoint site and feature your videos.
*External links expire after 30 days. External sharing is off by default for SharePoint sites. Please speak with the SharePoint team if you require this to be turned on. If you only need your video to be viewed by internal users (e.g. a class), we recommend using the “People in University of Toronto” share setting. This is equivalent to the “visible to organization” setting in Stream Classic.
Yes, in Stream (on SharePoint) you have the “block download” option which you can turn on when generating a sharing a link with people.
each SharePoint site has a limit of 250 GB. However, you can request more storage space with justification. Visit https://uoft.me/sharepoint for SharePoint support.
Stream on SharePoint offers the same features as Stream Classic with many improvements. However, at this time the ability to add embedded polls to Stream videos is not currently available in Stream on SharePoint. Microsoft has included this feature in their roadmap and has indicated that it is in development. We will update the community re: release date as we know more. Improved auto-transcription is available in Stream on SharePoint.
You can see a full comparison list of features here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/streamnew/features-new-version-stream#detailed-feature-comparison-to-stream-classic.
No. MyMedia is a separate video hosting service maintained by the University of Toronto Libraries. It will not be impacted by the Stream Classic retirement.
In Stream Classic, the “group” tab shows you videos sorted into their corresponding Microsoft Teams team/channel. The videos you see here will often be meeting recordings and/or videos where a team has been added as an additional owner. The group tab will not be available in Stream on SharePoint, but your videos will still be associated with the team/channel they were associated with in Stream Classic, and you can group your videos into folders and libraries. If you want to display the videos associated with a specific team/channel with Stream on SharePoint, you have a few options. You can read more here
You could set up a new library in a SharePoint site for your department, or request a new SharePoint site through this form: https://uoft.me/getsite. If you are new to using SharePoint sites, get it touch with our SharePoint support team through their website: https://uoft.me/sharepoint.
Yes, we can assign inherited permissions from Stream Classic
There are a limited number of videos in Stream Classic that have no owner associated with them because the video owner has left the University. In some cases, community members may still require access to an abandoned video: for example, a TA who is no longer with the University may have uploaded a lecture recording that the course instructor still needs to use. If you require access to a video that no longer has an owner, please email email@example.com for support.
No, you should only download the videos you want to keep.