Replay downloads and resources

On this page, you will find a selection of key resources, with links to:

  • the latest versions of the Panopto recorder software for users
    We recommend all staff users follow our installation guides available on the manual recorder page before installing the software.
  • Panopto 'browser-based' recording capture for first-time users (no installation required).
  • Key documents associated with Replay
  • Legal agreement pack for presenters and participants' documentation

You can also browse related questions and answers on our Replay FAQs page

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Legal agreement pack for presenters and participants

Includes standard speaker release form, student release form (if students may appear in a recording in a small-group setting) and an End User Licence Agreement stating permitted use. For more information please read the Replay FAQ and the Educational Recording Policy.

 Disability Guidance: Relevance for disability-related provision

A 2017 report on the educational aspects of lecture capture, including evaluation data collected from students and staff during the pilot projects (single sign-on required).

Packages updated 10th July 2023

Release notes and information about Panopto cloud service updates can be found at

Manual Recorder - for end users

For academic users new to Panopto, we recommend reading our Manual Recorder guidance before downloading the software by the method outlined in the installation guides on that page, which will ensure you have configured it correctly. The following links are more useful for IT staff needing the direct software package (manual recorder current version:

For older operating systems, or for Linux, consider using the browser-based Panopto Capture recorder.

For CONNECT PCs, the manual recorder can be installed by the end user from the Oxford Applications menu. The manual recorder available on CONNECT machines is typically updated twice yearly (January and July).

For Orchard Managed Macs, the manual recorder can be installed by the end user via the Orchard Software Centre

Remote Recorder - for teaching spaces and lecture theatres -  (Windows only)

To install the remote recorder on a lecture room PC for scheduled automatic recordings, we recommend you first read and follow the guidance on our Remote Recorder page. The installation packages for the remote recorder (current version: can be downloaded at the following links:

When installing the manual or remote recorder, you may be asked to enter a server address. Use

The remote recorder requires a description. Please use something that allows the central Replay team to identify the location of the recorder, ideally in the format Dept/Building - Room - PC

e.g. Exam Schools - Room 2 - Presentation laptop
or English Faculty/St Cross Building - LT2 - AV booth PC

The remote recorder also requires a registration key. The generic key for the 2023/24 academic year is afe20ed00a897eca4c56e8cd97005555

New installs:

If you are installing a new instance of a remote recorder, always contact after installation with a list of staff who require access to manage the recorder or schedule recordings. If updating an existing remote recorder, the central Replay team need not be notified.

For CONNECT PCs, please raise an application installation request with the Desktop Services team to install the remote recorder. You will need to provide them with the asset tag of the PC, and specify the description of the recorder (see above for naming convention). The current version of the remote recorder available on CONNECT PCs is Updates to existing remote recorder instances on CONNECT PCs are automatic twice yearly (January and July), and do not require additional application installation requests.

A selection of recommended 3rd party software tools:

Screen Mirroring Solutions:

Recommended screen mirroring solutions that allow users to mirror their iOS / Android device onto their computer and record in Panopto.

LetsView - a free solution that mirrors all mobile devices onto Windows and Mac.

AirServer - available on an educational license for less than £10 and a free 30-day trial. Mirrors all mobile devices onto Windows and Mac plus a few others.

Axis Cameras

Allows the use of Axis IP cameras with Panopto. Windows 10 and up. For use with the Panopto 64-bit manual and remote recorders.

Allows the use of Axis IP cameras with Panopto. Windows 10 and up. For use with the Panopto 32-bit manual and remote recorders.

Panasonic cameras

Allows the use of Panasonic IP cameras with Panopto. Windows 10 and up. For use with the Panopto 32-bit and 64-bit manual and remote recorders.


A free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux. 


A free AI powered app that removes background noise and echo from meetings in real-time, leaving only the speaker's voice. Can be used for meetings and recordings.

VLC Media Player

VLC is a free, cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, and various streaming protocols.

AV equipment and software guides specifically written for Remote Teaching scenarios:

Tips for the presenter to look at before making a recording. The short guide can be printed out and left on the lectern and the longer guide can be studied in advance of giving a presentation:

Checklist handout for leaving next to a room PC - includes steps to ensure that the computer is set up correctly and ready to record:

A complete guide produced by to implementing Replay anywhere in a University:

Oxford University Student Union briefing notes download:

Panopto is not available on Linux, please visit our Manual Recorder page for guidance on Linux recording alternatives:

Get support

Local IT and administration staff provide your first line of Replay support

Local Replay support


For more complex queries, contact the central Replay team

Contact Replay team