Trimming videos directly in Microsoft Stream

While Microsoft Stream is a great video content delivery system, it really doesn’t have much in the way of tools to manipulate the video once it’s recorded. That’s starting to change now with the new ability to trim a video directly from within Microsoft Stream. Here’s how that works…

So here I am in a Stream channel looking at a video called Test Trimming Video which is just over 52 minutes long:

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If I click on the Ellipsis icon, I find a new option to Trim Video:

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That presents me with the video time line at the bottom of the screen, and handles to trim off content at the start and end of the video. Please note that this only works in those two situations, and there is not a way to trim out content from within the video:

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Spark Connect/0365: How'd You Do That... where you 
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Using the handles, I’ve shortened the length of the video to just over 14 minutes. When I’m happy with the trimming, I click Apply in the upper left corner:

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Last chance to not permanently alter the original video:

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The parts of the video you've trimmed will be 
permanently deleted. If you've added a form, 
you'll need to adjust that manually. 
Continue 
Cancel

The video processing starts, and you get a status message letting you know that it’ll take a few minutes, and to refresh the page to see if the trimming is done:

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Make your video more engaging by adding a 
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If you don’t refresh the page, you’ll eventually see a message like this letting you know that the video content has been updated, and there’s a new version (your trimmed version) available:

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O Your video is being trimmed and will be updated soon. Try refreshing the page. 
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The video was updated. 
The content was updated by the owner, and a new version is available to watch. 
Watch the upda... 
Client Session ID f57ed399-cd93-483b-b199-4ac43db5c66e 
Error code 000200194 
Microsoft Stream

Now when I refresh the page, I see that my video is the version that’s 14 minutes long, and I didn’t have to go outside of Stream to make that happen:

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Published on 11/27/2019 by Duff, Thomas 
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