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Download your recordings

Learn how to access and download copies of your Restream recordings.

Becca Mintz avatar
Written by Becca Mintz
Updated this week

Restream automatically records and saves your live streams, making it easy to download video files for future viewing or repurposing.

How to download recordings

  1. Open your Video Storage and click Recordings.

  2. Find the recording you want to download and click on the three dots below it.

  3. Click Download.

  4. Choose how you want to download your recording: full video, full audio, or split audio and video tracks.


  • You need a paid Restream plan to access full video and audio recordings.

  • You need at least a Professional plan to access split audio and video tracks.

  • Split track recordings are only available for streams in Restream Studio.

  • The available download formats are MP4 for full video, MKV for split-track videos, and M4A for audio. You can utilize our free tools to convert your files into a different format.


Can I record without streaming live?

Yes! Restream's Record Only feature allows you to capture audio/video content without streaming live - perfect for testing, rehearsals, or creating editable content for later use.

How long are recordings saved for?

Recordings are stored for 15 days on Standard and Professional plans and 30 days on the Business plan.

How long can I record for?

You can record for up to 6 hours on a Standard plan, 10 hours on Professional, and 20 hours on Business. This limit applies per stream; there's no limit to the total number of recordings you can store!

Can I recover an expired Recording?

Recordings cannot be recovered beyond your plan’s expiration date. If you originally streamed to Facebook, you can download the saved playback of your video, as shown here. For YouTube, you can follow these steps.

Why does video resolution change in split video recordings?

Split video recordings capture the recorded source's resolution. When the camera feed is resized to accommodate a specific layout, this applies to the recording, too.

💡 Use Restream's video trimmer to quickly and easily edit your videos, cutting out unnecessary parts or creating highlights.

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