Allow speech-to-text transcription without video recording
We currently have the ability to record a meeting and include live captions to produce a video & transcript in MS Stream. This requires significant data storage due to the need to store video. A transcript cannot be generated without full video storage.
We would benefit enormously from having the option to generate live captions and a transcript to help us generate minutes of meetings, but without the significant storage burden of keeping a video recording.
It would also be beneficial for us to have the option to store audio-only recording.
Please can you work on making the 'Recording' feature more flexible to allow users to obtain the type of recording they need (i.e. video+audio, audio-only, speech-to-text transcript; as selectable options)
Sam Coe commented
FYI - It looks like MS has accepted and is working on this now: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/33534778-speech-to-text-meeting-notes
Mel Lewis commented
This would save a lot of time and argument as to what was said in the meeting without the need to store all the video too. The transcriptions (Live Captions) are great but please give us the option to be able to save out the transcript for follow-on use, such as in preparing minutes.
Meetings with a highly technical contend would benefit from this in my organisation, and I'm convinced others would feel the same benefit if available.
This would be an amazing feature. I am sure, many, if not most, people would not use transcriptions due to the video recording requirement.
John P commented
This would be really useful for us as we're looking at doing interviews with witnesses / victims of crime over Teams. If we could export the transcript of the video recording to a Word document to ultimately use in the case file, that would save a lot of time and expense.
Rachael B commented
I think this is a great idea and would be really helpful to make our minute keeping more efficient without the added concerns of recordings the colleagues aren't always keen on. It would really benefit me, we have a daily morning meeting to confirm responsibilities and make a log, it really doesn't warrant a full recording so transcript only would be helpful.
Stephen Booth commented
This would be incredibly useful as there are major privacy concerns around recording of video and audio and, due to GDPR, if one person in a meeting objects (even if just because they don't like hearing their own voice) then the meeting cannot be recorded. Capturing just the live captions is less of a concern as it's more akin to tasking notes/minutes, it's just a really efficient and speedy minutes secretary!
If the live captions could be piped into the meeting notes with the ability to annotate them later that would be ideal.