Recordings of video, notes
Recordings are currently restricted to room names with ending
_recording on fairteaching.net. It takes some time until the recording has been rendered and is available for download.
All recordings are automatically deleted after 90 days on fairteaching.net server only.
Custom videos could be edited using raw files which are located on the server here:
ls /var/bigbluebutton/recording/raw/session-number audio deskshare events.xml notes presentation video
audio is separated as opus file from video in the audio folder.
before processing raw video is recorded as webm here
events.xml file we track all events and this starts recording:
<event timestamp="43914128" module="PARTICIPANT" eventname="RecordStatusEvent"> <timestampUTC>1599759178339</timestampUTC> <date>2020-09-10T19:32:58.339+02</date> <status>true</status> <userId>w_4ncwfqx17rtz</userId> </event>
You may change the timestamp (not the UT timestamp and not the time). Then rebuild the recording
bbb-record --rebuild 088b867b31594027a9a1ca7sdfg90fe4bf849c6d45-16124593688
To download webcam and audio only you click in the web player (if started via greenlight) the video and right clik. That includes the session number
If recording started on pro.fairteaching.net send an e-mail with start end and time to email@example.com and we'll try to find the session number.
There is currently no automatic download link for the video plus presentation and chat. To make that downloadable, we currently use this script (on manual request only see #20):
~/bbb-export/python3 convert.py meeting_id
Then move video file on the server to
/var/www/bigbluebutton-default/downloads/, to make it available at
If the creation of the video fails the
temp directory has to be deleted in
/var/bigbluebutton/published/presentation/meetingID/ and then the creation can be restarted.
Get link to recording
The link the recording can be found by checking
/var/log/bigbluebutton/bbb-web.log for the meeting-id of a specific room name (
less bbb-web.log | grep roomname). Then just add it to the Usual presentation link of the server as an example