Downloading a Panopto video as an MP4

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Faculty who would like to save a personal copy of their Panopto video can download the video as an MP4 file. We do not recommend uploading this downloaded file to Canvas because a large video file, such as an MP4, can cause a strain on the resources of students' devices. You can download the MP4 from either the Panopto player or from the Panopto Settings window.

Downloading the video from the Panopto player window

Click the Download button


Start playing the video and then click the download button in the upper-right corner of the screen. The Panopto video will download as an .MP4 file. 

Downloading the video from the Settings window

If you have multiple streams in your Panopto video (e.g. a Speaker and a Shared Screen), you can download your Panopto in different layouts. To do so

Open the Settings window


Locate your videos in Panopto and click the Gear in the video list or in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. The settings window will appear.

Click Outputs and download the Podcast


Click Outputs [1] to bring up output formats.
Optional. Change the type of outputted MP4 from the drop-menu under the Podcast Preview. [2] Note: doing so will cause the session to re-process, and the download will be available afterward.
Click Download Podcast [3].

If the downloaded file is too large to send through email, send the direct link to the MP4 by following the instructions in the article, Obtaining the direct link to a Panopto MP4.



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