Share to Microsoft Stream

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We use Microsoft Office 365 along with Microsoft Stream- which is a video storage service similar to YouTube.  I'd love to be able to send a SnagIt video directly to Stream, like you can YouTube.
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ryan.rimkus

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Please!
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Thanks for the suggestion! Currently, Microsoft does not have a way to allow us to do this, however we're keeping an eye out for when they create an "API" that lets us upload to there.
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Do you have any updates about these API's. Am looking for migration into Stream and bringing content from Kaltura (another video storage tool). 
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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I'm sorry, no update yet.
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I second this suggestion. I like YouTube better as a person, but my company has decided to use MS Stream for all contents, so this would make it easier for me to upload material to Stream, of course creating a local .MP4 file works as well, but takes more time and clicks.
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Techsmith folks, please look at this link on Creating Live Stream Events in O365 Stream, particularly the part about manually configuring encoders for live streaming. You can work with MS to create a custom profile for Camtasia in O365 Live Stream with all settings pre-configured. Manual configure is something that can be used with many encoders, and many of your competitors have already. You are not waiting for any API, there are only customized profiles, and manual configuration to an ingest server.



Live Stream is currently in preview, and this might be a good time to look into this for your customers.
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Thanks for the link, David; this is interesting. It's not quite the same thing as sending a video edited and encoded by Camtasia up to Stream to be shared. Rather, it is meant to live-broadcast a streaming event (which is why you see Wirecast and similar in there). I am not sure if we could find a way to leverage that to get a 'non-live' video into Stream, but it is interesting!
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Paul, your API is freeware as of 2012 (RTMP) and was created by Adobe. Check with your contacts on the Microsoft Stream team for any specifics or differences. If you need help getting in contact, please contact me directly via email.

It's just a matter of pushing the stream in proper format. In this case, RTMP or RTMPS.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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RTMP is a live-streaming protocol; nothing editing with Camtasia is streamed live. So, I'm not quite sure how you envision this working. Live streaming a video and uploading it to a video sharing service are two different things...
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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Microsoft%20Stream%2CIn%20Development

Looks like Microsoft is developing an API and the current expected release date is Q3 2019.

"Microsoft Stream: Public APIs

Enable basic programmatic capabilities (upload, edit, fetch, display) for Microsoft Stream via APIs."

It also shows as a future feature here:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/office-365-video-feature-breakdown

Definitely a +1 for me.  Making it easy to upload videos from Camtasia into an O365 tenant would be huge.  

On a side note - a connector for Azure Blob Storage would be awesome as well...
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Nice Phil! Same here, would be very helpful.

Paul Middlin, Yes, capture and streaming are two different things, we are in agreement.

The ask is, instead of saving to disk, then uploading to O365 Stream, we can capture to O365 Stream. I believe the functionality already exists for other video stream services in your product.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Yes, that sounds like just what we'd need in order to consider integrating Camtasia with Stream. We'll have to watch it!
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any news on that?
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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No, Microsoft's current estimated launch date for their API is 4th quarter 2019. So, we'll have to see how that goes.