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Set Skype for Business to Record Meetings at 1080p and 30 FPS

An old tip, but one that I needed reminding of. By default Skype for Business clients record meetings, content and video at 15fps and 720p. This gives you a feel of the video and content, but can feel a bit “jerky” for video.

Example of a 15 fps SfB client recording:

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You can up the resolution in Skype for Business client options,

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However, to change the fps to 30 you need to change the following registry key:

For Skype for Business 2016 clients:

\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Lync\Recording

For Lync 2013 / Skype for Business 2015 clients

\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Lync\Recording

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Source for reg key: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/nexthop/2017/02/14/when-a-recording-is-published-using-lync-or-skype-for-business-20152016-the-quality-seems-sub-par-deteriorated-or-jerky/

You will then get recordings in 30 fps:

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This does mean bigger file sizes and longer encoding, so you should consider that trade off.

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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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