Cloud Recording with Embedded

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Cloud recording allows you to record your meetings and store those files in a storage bucket owned by you and your organization.

Note

This feature requires the use of Amazon S3 storage. You can review their plans and pricing on the AWS site. Amazon also offers some free tier options to explore. Note that if you're creating an AWS account from scratch it can sometimes take up to 24 hours.

Recording setup in Whereby

You can access recording settings and options from the "API Settings" section of your organization's dashboard. Select Cloud Recording and input each piece of information. We have descriptions and locations for each below.

After setting up the appropriate information, recording will be available in rooms. If you've selected " Auto-start", recordings will begin when the first person joins the room and end when the last person leaves. With our "Prompt host" or "Manual" triggers, room hosts must start and stop the recordings.

Important

File names will be automatically set to [room name]-[HHhMM].mkv. Currently, we only support the .mkv file format.

Automatic recording

With cloud recording, you can adjust how the recording is started. You can even have the recordings start automatically when someone joins the room! This also means they won't be required to end the recordings. Recordings will automatically stop when the last person has left the room.

To enable, select cloud recording from the "API Settings" of your dashboard. Then scroll below to select how your recordings will trigger.

Creating an S3 Bucket

Creating an S3 bucket can be done from the Amazon S3 console page. If S3 isn't presented as an option you can search for it within the services search at the top of the page.

For in depth instructions about bucket naming conventions and settings, please follow the Amazon support guide " Create your first S3 bucket".

Required S3 information for Whereby

There are a few pieces of information to gather from your S3 instance to connect your bucket with Whereby. We'll outline each one briefly below and how to locate the information.

Host:
This is also known as your Bucket name. No URL is required, you can simply copy and paste your bucket name found in your S3 console.

Access Key ID & Access Secret:
You can locate or create your Access Key and Access secret in the "Identity and Access Management" (IAM) section of your console. You can search for that in the services search, or select "My Security Credentials" from the account dropdown menu.