Upload an .MP4 File to MiVideo for Long-Term Hosting


U-M Zoom, MiVideo


  • How do I upload my Zoom cloud or local recording for long-term hosting?
  • How do I upload an .MP4 file to MiVideo for long-term hosting?


MiVideo is the university's long-term video hosting and sharing service. Learn more about MiVideo.

  1. Ensure you have your .MP4 file you want to upload downloaded on your computer
    • For Zoom cloud recordings: Navigate to your Zoom recordings page, click More next to the recording you wish to download, and then click Download. Find the recording files on your computer wherever your downloads save.
    • For Zoom local recordings: Open the Zoom app on the computer you used to record it, click Meetings at the top, click Recordings in the upper left, find the recording in the list and click on it, and then click Open to show the location of the recording on your computer.
  2. Navigate to MiVideo
  3. Click Login in the upper right and sign in with U-M Weblogin
  4. Click Add New in the upper right
  5. Click Media Upload
  6. Click Choose a file to upload
  7. Select the .MP4 file from step 1 and Open
  8. Complete the fields as desired and click Save

Note: Depending on the recording quality settings, videos can take as much as 10-15 times the duration of the recording to appear in your course.

Recommended: Order captions once your video is done uploading. Note that caption files from Zoom cannot be uploaded to MiVideo. The recommended process is to request new captions in MiVideo. ​​​​​​​Learn more about MiVideo editing tools.

Additional Information

You can also then add this video to your Canvas Course's Media Gallery if desired.

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

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