Can't change playback speed for microsoft teams recording

Ruth See 21 Reputation points

Meeting are saved straight to one drive, unable to download videos due to company policies. There are no in built features to increase play back speed. Is there any workaround for this?

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  1. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,076 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @Ruth See ,

    It seems no workaround for this now.

    Give that, this feature can soon be available. The worldwide rollout is scheduled to begin in September and complete by early October. Here is the roadmap for this feature. See the details as below:

    Then, the playback speed can be changed between 0.5x – 2x.

    Please note that there are some limitations for this feature:

    1. Teams meeting recordings cannot currently be played back inline in Teams. Clicking the link to the meeting recording in the chiclet will open the recording for playback in OneDrive for Business/SharePoint.
    2. Playback speed is only available for Teams meeting recordings. This feature is not available for other video content saved to OneDrive for Business/SharePoint.

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  1. Philip Landin 1 Reputation point

    I've found a roundabout way to solve this in Chrome that involves opening the file in SharePoint. Not sure if that's always an option in Teams -- I'm new to the platform myself.

    In Teams, I right click on the video that I want to view and select "Open in SharePoint."


    Once the SharePoint tab opens, I click on the video I want to view. Once the view loads, I press command + option + j on my Mac (ctrl + shift + j on PC), which opens the Chrome developer tools. In the console tab of the developer tools (should already be selected), I type the following and hit enter (if you can't figure out where to type, look for the flashing cursor next to the ">" symbol):

    videos = document.getElementsByTagName("video");
    for(var i = 0; i < videos.length; i++){
    videos[i].playbackRate = 2;

    The "2" on the penultimate line of that command (right before the semicolon) can be changed to any number you like; 2 will double the playback speed, 1.5 speeds it up by 50%, etc.

    I hope this helps someone!

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