April 10th, 2020 by admin

We are excited to share with you that the Cisco Meeting Server (CMS) from version 2.9 natively supports third-party SIP recording service like REC.VC.

CMS customers have used REC.VC to record and live stream video meetings for years, simply by establishing a SIP session between the CMS room and REC.VC (by calling either way). The big change with CMS version 2.9 is that CMS + REC.VC customers can leverage the native recording button available in the various interfaces used by CMS users.

Cisco Jabber with Start Recording buton

Cisco has shared the following details in the release notes published on April 8, 2020:

From 2.9, the Meeting Server allows configuration of an external third-party SIP recorder so that when recording is started an administrator-configured SIP URI is called instead of using the Meeting Server internal recorder component.

Note: Support for an external third-party SIP recorder still requires Meeting Server recording licenses.

The new SIP recorder feature:

  • allows recorders to negotiate BFCP in order to receive separate video and content streams. This gives more flexible options for how recordings are formatted.
  • supports the same resolutions as we do for standard SIP calls
  • supports the same audio and video codecs as standard SIP calls
  • as with the existing Meeting Server internal recorder, any media content sent by the SIP recorder is discarded

Note: The SIP recorder feature does not support TIP or Active Control.

Specifying the SIP recorder A new API parameter for /callProfile objects is introduced to specify the SIP recorder. It supports GET, PUT and POST and is defined as follows:

  • sipRecorderUri — If set, this URI is used to dial out to when recording is enabled. If unset, the Meeting Server recorder component (if configured in /recorders) is used.

Starting / stopping the recording The same start / stop methods supported by the Meeting Server recorder component can be used to initiate a SIP recorder. Which recorder is used depends upon whether you have configured the API parameter sipRecorderUri. The methods currently supported are:

  • With the callProfile recordingMode set to automatic, recording starts when users join. Users cannot start / stop the recording.
  • When recordingMode is set to manual, users can start / stop recording using a dtmfProfile, Active Control, Meeting App or via an API PUT/POST on calls.

Finding out recording status The same methods supported by the Meeting Server recorder component can be used to find out the SIP recorder status, for example, GET on callLegs/ — the recording value in the status output found here indicates whether this callLeg is recording (true) or not (false).

Cisco Meeting App with Start recording button

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March 30th, 2020 by admin

You have two alternatives for where mixing of video and content take place when using REC.VC to record or live stream (REC.VC hosted or on Facebook, Workplace or YouTube) a video meeting:

  • Mixing on the videoconference platform or service (e.g. by Cisco collaboration platform/service (Webex Events, Webex Meetings, Webex Teams, Cisco Meeting Server (CMS)), or Pexip (Cloud or Infinity)).
  • Mixing on REC.VC side based on two streams from the remote side.

REC.VC offers 18 layouts when mixing takes place on REC.VC side:

  • 16 layouts for regular 720p (1280×720) recording & streaming
  • 2 layouts for special 720p x 2 recording for maximum quality

How to enable or change a layout?

A REC.VC Admin Users can change the layout for a user within own organization:

  • Go to the edit interface of the Recorder in question
  • Enable BFCP* (if not already enabled)
  • Select layout from the Video Layout dropdown

If you do not have admin permission, please contact your REC.VC Admin User or email support@rec.vc to request a Video Layout for your account.

* Technical: When BFCP is enabled, REC.VC will receive two streams from the remote side (content + people) and mix according to the selected Video Layout. For customers on the rec.vc domain, or for customers with Recorders registered to own VCS, the VCS will do the interworking between H.239 (H.323) and BFCP (SIP).

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September 9th, 2019 by admin

We have just released the REC.VC Recorder Bot for Cisco Webex Teams making it even easier to record & share video meetings within any Space in Webex Teams.

The Recorder Bot can be added to any Space in Webex Teams and users can easily record video meetings and automatically get recording playback links posted back to and shared with all members of the Teams Space.

To use the Recorder Bot, you need an active REC.VC account and an active Webex Teams account with the same email address used in both applications.

Here is how to get started in Webex Teams:

  • Add the Recorder Bot (rec@webex.bot) to any Space as a member
  • Enter @Recorder help for instructions/menu on how to use the Recorder Bot
  • Any user with a REC.VC account (with matching email address) can use @Recorder to Start, Pause, Resume, and Stop recording sessions.
  • The playback link is posted to all Space members when starting the recording.

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The Recorder Bot is also listed on the Cisco Webex App Hub.

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April 3rd, 2019 by admin

We invite existing resellers and customers to test the soon to be released REC.VC RTMP Recording feature enabling capture from any RTMP source including:

  • Pexip (as an alternative to SIP)
  • Video/audio mixers
  • IP cameras

REC.VC RTMP recording will capture any quality received, so if you send 720p, 1080p or 4K, it will be recorded and stored in the original quality.

To test the REC.VC RTMP Recording feature in Private Beta, please email support@rec.vc with your recorder SIP URI to receive information on how to use the RTMP recording feature.

New to REC.VC? Sign up for a free trial and we’ll notify you when we move to public beta.

We appreciate your help in testing this new feature!

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November 1st, 2018 by admin

Did you know that you with REC.VC can chose between 18 predefined recording layouts for when you record a videoconference meeting? The layouts are different ways to mix the video and the content presented in the meeting.

You may watch the demo below (posted on LinkedIn) or experience the REC.VC native playback experience of the same video clip.

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February 1st, 2018 by admin

Today we updated REC.VC with a new security feature enabling you to set the Link Lifetime when sharing your recorded videos with third-parties.

The new feature gives you the following Link Lifetime options when creating links:

  • 24 hours
  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • Forever
  • Custom (select expiry date)

You can with the new sharing feature create unlimited numbers of playback links for a video with unique Link Lifetime (e.g. for different audiences).

When creating a new playback link you can easily copy & paste it from the user interface, or share it by email (triggering an email from REC.VC).

Any playback link that you have shared prior to February 1st, 2018, will continue to work for at least two months. We recommend however that you by April 1st 2018 generate and share new links for any of your old recordings that you want external parties to have access to. We do not guarantee that old playback links will work after April 1st 2018.

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September 1st, 2017 by admin

funnel-diagramLead generation is, of course, important for any business with growth aspiration. Your video conference business may be using a number of techniques to attract and nurture leads including content marketing, email marketing, search marketing, social marketing, and more.

One key challenge is to increase the lead to prospect ratio. In other words, you want to get more of the people that have at some point in the past shown an interest in your company in one way or another, to actually evaluate and potentially buy your products and services.

As a video conference business, you probably have multiple mechanisms in place to convert leads to prospects, including quote forms and trial of your virtual meeting room (VMR) service and endpoint registration and calling service.

The REC.VC White Label Edition for video conferencing resellers and service providers not only complements your existing portfolio of video conferencing products and services, it also adds to your existing lead to prospect conversion activities as it includes complete free trial functionality.

The white label edition includes the following:

  • 1 white label site and domain (see yourbrand.rec.vc for details)
  • Unlimited number of 14-day free trial accounts
  • REC.VC Base Group 10 and Live Streaming 100 Subscriptions for your internal/demo use
  • 100% hosted by REC.VC (customers select between US, EU or hosting in Norway)

The trial process work as follows:

  • Person registers via your REC.VC white label site
  • Person receives an activation link by email which automatically creates the trial account
  • You’ll receive email notification for each sign-up and can follow their trial activities via the admin interface.
  • Person’s trial account is automatically disabled after 14 days. The person will still be able to access his/her account to share and download recordings, but will not be able to start any new recording or streaming sessions.

To learn more about how your video conference business can leverage the REC.VC White Label Edition, please contact sales@rec.vc. You can also sign-up for your own trial account via my.rec.vc.

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June 28th, 2017 by admin

We believe organizations can increase the value its collective wisdom by recording and sharing meetings, workshops and training with the rest of the organization.

The REC.VC Enterprise Edition enables organizations to empower any employee to record & share, and optionally live stream, directly from their desktops, video conference endpoints or virtual meeting rooms. SIP, H.323, Skype for Business, and Chrome, are all supported.

The Enterprise Edition includes the following features:

SSO is based on REC.VC’ support for SAML 2.0 which enables integration with any SAML 2.0 supported authentication source.

Please feel free to contact sales@rec.vc with any questions.

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May 4th, 2017 by admin

Following a successful beta testing period, we have today released the new meta data features as part of the REC.VC user interface. The new features makes it easy for users to organize and quickly find previously recorded videos.

The new meta data features include:

  • Add/edit Title
  • Add/edit Tags
  • Add/edit Participants
  • Add/edit Description

All meta data fields are also available via the REC.VC API, enabling service providers and end-customers to automatically populate fields with data from their existing platforms. This includes automatically Meeting Title and Participant list from the VMR or scheduling platform to the recording in question.

New search/viewing features include:

  • Search/filter on any of the above meta data
  • Search based on Start Date and End Data
  • Sort by Date or (file) Size

The beta release took place today during the REC.VC maintenance window (Thursdays, 6.00 – 8.00 AM GMT+1) and included all REC.VC sites (my.rec.vc and any white label site). The release did not cause any downtime or impact any ongoing recording & streaming sessions.

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April 28th, 2017 by admin

We are often asked if REC.VC can be used to record and/or stream Cisco WebEx meetings. The short answer is yes, and the somewhat longer answer is that it is very easy to do. Here is how:

Start recording the WebEx meeting via the REC.VC interface

Enter the SIP URI of your Cisco WebEx room (typical URI structure is <alias>@<company>.webex.com) and the PIN code (if your room is PIN code protected), and click on the red record button.

Enter SIP URI of your Cisco WebEx room

REC.VC will then call to and join your Cisco WebEx room as a passive participant and start recording.

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Start streaming & recording the WebEx meeting via the REC.VC interface

In the REC.VC interface, switch Mode to Stream & Record and select the appropriate Stream. Then enter the SIP URI of your Cisco WebEx room (typical URI structure is <alias>@<company>.webex.com) and the PIN code (if your room is PIN code protected), and click on the red Stream button.

Stream a Cisco WebEx meetingREC.VC will then call to and join your Cisco WebEx room as a passive participant and start streaming and recording.

Stop recording (and streaming)

Top stop recording (and streaming), all you have to do is to disconnect the video call between REC.VC and Cisco WebEx, either by using the stop button in the REC.VC interface, or by disconnecting REC.VC via the Cisco WebEx participant list.

Cisco WebEx Recording & Streaming Layout when using REC.VC

When content is not shared, REC.VC will record (and stream) using Cisco WebEx’ regular participant layout:

Cisco WebEx recorded layout when content is not sharedWhen content is shared, the recorded (and streamed) layout will be based on how your REC.VC account is configured (by your REC.VC admin or by support@rec.vc). Two options are available:

Layout option 1: Standard Cisco WebEx layout

REC.VC will in this case receive one mixed stream from your Cisco WebEx room:

Cisco WebEX recording without BFCPLayout option 2: REC.VC mixed layout

REC.VC will in this case receive two streams from your Cisco WebEx room (based on BFCP) and mix the two streams as follow:

  • Content 100% of screen
  • People in top right hand corner (PIP)

Cisco WebEx recording and streaming with BFCP

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