Side by Side Video Chat window (for multi-party >2 video chat) Getting Cut Off
We frequently have 3-way video meetings. All parties have widescreen video cameras (required to capture all staff members sitting at boardroom tables at each location) Teams places the 2 external location video streams side by side and subsequently cuts off half of each picture. There are no options to re-arrange the video pictures independently or to show, full screen, who is talking. Ideally, we'd like to be able to resize each of the party's windows how we see fit (including a option to move/resize/hide the window showing what our own camera sees, allow the active speaker's window to take top level.
We've switched from other video communications platforms to Teams and this is really the only outstanding issue that we have at this time. But it is a highly important one.
WHen i do a call with just 2 people, one is in the bottom corner and the other is big screen. How do i split that screen so we are side by side?
Jake Edwards commented
Probably could be solved with border layout options: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17010055-show-video-for-all-people-in-video-meeting
This is definitely the worst user experience ever kind of mistake. Does nobody in MS testing team realize this is an issue before the product going live????
Chris Smith commented
This is a huge problem for us as well - Kit, thanks, resizing the window is the workaround I just figured out yesterday as well.
We also NEED to be able to not have non-video participants taking up massive screen real-estate, unless they're talking actively at one moment, they just should be a thumbnail down at the bottom (not taking up one of the 2-4 video frames in the primary viewing area.
Would be nice if you could move around or decide which ones you want to be in each corner or section of the video viewing area.
Kit Cheong commented
To work around, I resize the window to half the vertical width; this changes the video scale.
Jonathan Giles commented
Please fix this - it is by far the biggest issue I'm facing in Teams. Thanks!
This is an issue for us, too. We use Teams for weekly meetings between multiple locations and can generally only see half of remote rooms. Often the other half is covered by an attendee who doesn't even have video enabled, so we see half a room and the other half is just another attendee's initials.
Joel Asaro commented
This issues is significant and might actually prevent us from using Teams for conference room meetings.