Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Playing Video within Meetings

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Written: 27/10/2019 | Updated: N/A

After blogs on setting up a video channel for the Team and using Teams and Stream for personalised video watchlists the natural conclusion is to now illustrate how to play video during a meeting. In July, Microsoft released share system audio (Featured ID: 50692 on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap) allowing members of the team to stream their computer audio to meeting participants through Teams. What is absolutely amazing is that there was no fanfare about this new functionality – it was simply added like any other feature and, from memory, didn’t even make that great an impact on social. There are dozens of reasons why a member of the team would use video – instruction, demoing functionality, marketing, analysis, even playing back another meeting – and the organizer is no longer restricted by trying to run video with audio playing through the speakers. Whether the video is in YouTube, or in Stream, this can be done all within Teams to show the power of this application

WHY WOULD WE DO IT?

  • For playing & sharing videos during the meeting

PREREQUISITES

Users need Teams and Stream licences – usually via Office/Microsoft 365.

HOW

1.) Join the meeting via the Teams Calendar, through Outlook or Meet Now

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2.) Select the Share icon (Square with Up Arrow) on the meeting controls bar

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3.) Ensure Include System Audio is ticked.

Select Desktop

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4.) Video can be played through Stream if this has been added as an app to the app bar (see using Teams and Stream for personalised video watchlists)

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5.) Video can be played through a Stream Channel if this has been added as a tab to the Team (see setting up a video channel for the Team)

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6.) Video can be played through the YouTube App

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7.) Video can be played through a Website App (Note: switched out to my home tenant as had an app permissions policy setup in the test tenant)

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8.) Video can even be played embedded in PowerPoint!

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Our work here is done.

Video can be played in several different ways and the shared system audio function gives the meeting attendees a great video and audio experience – all within Teams

Enjoy 😀

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