Overview – Recording Meetings without permission
The frequency of conference calls and video meetings is increasing as more firms, and education institutes go digital. You probably feel pressured to document every meeting you attend as an employee or student, even if it isn’t a productive or formal meeting.
Meetings are a necessary part of the workplace, but they may also be inefficient. If you’re not cautious, they can easily devolve into long meetings in which individuals try to catch up on prior talks or deal with other matters. That’s why it’s critical to have a mechanism in place for secretly recording discussions. You’ll ensure that everyone is focused on the meeting and that nothing is forgotten. You’ll be able to refer back to the recording later if necessary.
It seems that your host doesn’t allow participants to record the meetings and you’re tired of asking them to do so even it’s just a click of a button away.
By the end of this article, you will be able to record meetings without letting anyone know simply by using OBS Studio application.
Record Meetings without Permission using OBS Studio
Step 1: Download OBS Studio from the official site and install it on your system.
Step 2: Click on the Add Icon (+) and select “Display Capture” button.
Step 3: Add the “Name” for the display capture and click “OK” button.
Step 4: Set the “Capture Method” to “Automatic”, choose the desired screen resolution and click the “OK” button.
Step 5: To start the screen recording, click the “Start Recording” button on the right side.
Step 6: Record the Meeting on ZOOM, Cisco WebEx, Google Meet, Slack, Discord, or any other platform.
Step 7: After recording the meeting, click the “Stop Recording” button. You can temporarily halt the recording by clicking the “Pause” icon on the right side.
Step 8: Saved File Path of File is visible at the bottom left side of the OBS Studio window. Open that file path in windows to play the saved recording.
NOTE: The Recordings of OBS Studio are by default stored in following path:
This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Your_User_Name > Videos.
FAQ’s Related to Recording Online Meetings
Can you record a meeting without consent?
Yes, you may record an online meetings without seeking permission as long as it’s for personal use only and not for commercial gains. You must also be cautious not to capture any critical information regarding the company.
Is there any recording limit while recording meetings in OBS Studio?
No, there is no time limit for recording meetings in OBS Studio unless you set in the settings yourself.
We’ve covered how to recording meetings in Windows without permission using OBS Studio.
You can use any screen recording software but since OBS Studio is free, open-sourced, and one of the best screen recording software in the market we have recommended it. Hopefully, you were able to record your meetings or classes easily.
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