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How to Download a Zoom Recording from a Shared Link

Have you ever wanted to download and save a Zoom recording that was shared with you? With the rising popularity of virtual meetings and webinars, accessing shared Zoom recordings can be incredibly useful for reflecting on what was discussed or reviewing important training material. Luckily, downloading a shared Zoom recording is easy - whether you want to save a cloud recording, local recording, or MP4 file. In this post, we'll walk through the step-by-step process for downloading Zoom recordings from a shared link on both desktop and mobile.

How Share Permissions Affect Downloading Recordings

Before we dive into the how-to, it's important to understand how the sharing permissions for a Zoom recording affect your ability to download it.

If the Zoom recording was shared with view-only permissions, you will only be able to stream the recording - not download it. To enable downloading, the person sharing the recording must allow you to also download.

So before trying to download a shared Zoom recording, double check the permissions! The share settings should specifically mention the ability to download.

Downloading Cloud Recordings from a Shared Link

Many Zoom recordings are saved to the cloud rather than locally. Here's how to download a cloud recording from a shared link:

On Desktop

  1. Click on the shared link to open the Zoom recording in your browser.
  2. Under the video player, click the "Download" button.
  3. A dialog box will appear - select "Open" to play the downloaded recording or "Save" to save the file to your device.
  4. If you choose "Save", you can specify where to save the MP4 file and click "Save" again.

And that's it! The Zoom cloud recording will be downloaded as an MP4 video file.

On Mobile

Downloading shared cloud recordings works a bit differently on mobile:

  1. Tap the shared link to open it in the Zoom mobile app.
  2. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  3. Select "Save to device" from the menu.
  4. The Zoom recording will be saved as an MP4 video file in your Photos app.

Easy peasy!

Downloading Locally Recorded Zoom Meetings

If the Zoom meeting was recorded locally rather than to the cloud, the process is slightly different.

Here's how to download a locally recorded Zoom meeting from a shared link:

On Desktop

  1. Click the shared link to open the recording.
  2. Below the video preview, click "Download".
  3. A window will pop up showing the folder location of the Zoom recording files. Copy this file path.
  4. Open your file explorer and paste the copied file path into the navigation bar.
  5. You should now see the folder containing the Zoom recording files. Copy this whole folder to another location on your computer to download the recording.

On Mobile

Unfortunately, locally recorded Zoom meetings can't be downloaded directly from the mobile app. You'll need to use the desktop process above.

The key is to look for the file folder location rather than a direct media download. Locally recorded meetings don't live in the cloud - they reside on the recorder's device.

Troubleshooting Downloads

At times, you may run into issues trying to download a shared Zoom recording:

  • Permissions error - Double check the sharing permissions. You must have download enabled.
  • Page not found - The sharer may have deleted the recording or revoked the share link. Contact them to get a working link.
  • Can't find recording folder - Make sure you're copying the exact file path location from the Zoom download prompt.
  • Video won't play - If downloaded videos won't play properly, try re-downloading the file or downloading a different format like MP3 audio.

As a last resort, reach out to the person who shared the recording for troubleshooting help.

Enhancing Recordings with Supernormal

While basic Zoom allows you to simply view shared recordings, Supernormal takes it to the next level. Supernormal is a revolutionary AI assistant that automatically records your Zoom meetings and takes detailed notes.

With Supernormal, you don't have to worry about recording your meetings or notetaking ever again. The benefits are:

  • Supernormal securely records your Zoom calls directly in the cloud. You'll never lose important discussions.
  • Detailed transcripts and notes are generated using advanced AI. You'll capture insights no human could.
  • Everything is uploaded and indexed in Supernormal's system. You can search across meetings for key interactions.
  • Ask questions to your meeting notes and Supernormal will find relevant clips and summaries. The insights live on.

Supernormal offers effortless meeting documentation while freeing you to focus on the conversation. Its automated approach means no manual downloading, converting, or note-taking required.

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Recap and Key Takeaways

To wrap up, here are some key tips to keep in mind:

  • Check the sharing permissions - you need download enabled to save shared recordings.
  • Cloud recordings download as MP4 files on desktop and mobile. Locally recorded meetings require copying the recording folder.
  • Fix common issues like permission errors, invalid links, and playback problems by troubleshooting or contacting the sharer.
  • Use Supernormal to unlock powerful playback features for shared recordings like transcripts, summaries, action items and more!

With the exponential rise in virtual meetings and webinars, accessing shared recordings is becoming more and more useful. Now you're equipped with the knowledge to easily download Zoom recordings from any shared link. You can save important meetings, rewatch training material, and maximize video insights.

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