Troubleshooting Replay

Encountering problems?

For up to date information on the global Panopto service, please visit http://trust.panopto.com/

Clicking on one of the below issues or error messages opens a drop-down with the solution or you can see all by clicking + Expand all

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If you have downloaded and opened Panopto for the first time and cannot log-in, please read the following instructions.

It is not possible to log into Panopto on the software itself. Your SSO will not work here. You must always login to Panopto via the VLE (Canvas/Weblearn depending on your department). Please log into the VLE with your SSO, navigate into the Panopto website, and click Create - Record a New Session. This will open the Panopto software on your device and automatically log you in.

Image showing incorrect Panopto manual recorder login method and the correct way - via the VLE user account login

NB. You may also need to adjust browser settings, e.g. 3rd party cookies, cross-site tracking, and an easy to follow guide is available at the following link for all supported browsers:

How to enable third party cookies for Panopto in browsers

For users logging into the service for the first time, please click this link: Getting Started

For installing or accessing the Panopto recorder, it is recommended to use Google Chrome, which can be downloaded via the following link:

https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/chrome/

NB. You may also need to adjust browser settings, e.g. 3rd party cookies, cross-site tracking, and an easy to follow guide is available at the following link for all supported browsers:

How to enable third party cookies for Panopto in browsers

Below is a quick response list displaying error messages that you may encounter before, during or after a recording.

Error Message

Cause

Solution

"No Primary video"

No audio was captured in the recording. No audio device was selected.

Plug in an audio device. Select the audio device in the settings drop-down menu in the remote recorder configuration or on the manual recorder window.

"Podcast encode attempt limit exceeded."

The recording took too long to upload.

Find a solid internet connection. Then ty re-encoding the video. To do this. 1) Open your settings tab on your recording 2) Click on the manage tab on the left-hand side and then 3) Click 'Re-Process' under the Reprocessing Management section.

"Error encoding. Please contact support."

Possible server error.

Try re-encoding the video. To do this. 1) Open your settings tab on your recording 2) Click on the manage tab on the left-hand side and then 3) Click 'Re-Process' under the Reprocessing Management section.

"Error packaging. Please contact support."

Possible server error.

Please contact replay@it.ox.ac.uk

"Could not process. Task failed."

Faulty video stream error.

Please contact replay@it.ox.ac.uk

On Remote Recorder Page: "Blocked"

The manual recorder window is open.

Shut down manual recorder. If the manual recorder does not shut down properly try restarting the machine.

On Remote Recorder Page: "Disconnected"

The laptop/PC is currently off. Wifi or internet connection currently disabled.

Make sure the computer is on and fully connected to the internet.

On manual recorder: "Invalid username and Password"

Incorrect sign-in location.

Make sure that you visit the correct WebLearn site to sign in with your SSO. Only Admin staff can access the recorder directly.

On manual recorder: "Starting the device 'Main Screen' Failed. Error Media pipeline failure."

The Graphics driver isn't running the most recent and up to date version.

Update your graphics driver within the computer's control panel.

"Faulted"

Your remote recorder will not record properly and remains in a faulted state

If your operating system is Windows Enterprise N, then it will not install all the relevant media features for Panopto. Please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/mediafeaturepack to download the correct Windows 10 pack. For Windows 7 please download from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=16546

Once a recording has finished and has been uploaded, errors can still occur. Errors such as 'Could Not Process. Task Failed' may hinder your recording's playback. If this happens try the following method to re-enable the video.

  • Duplicate the recording in Replay.
  • Wait for the recording to reprocess.
  • Once it has reprocessed, click on the 'Settings' button of the recording and click 'Manage'.
  • Scroll to the bottom and select 'Reprocess' or 'Repackage. Either one of these should reprocess the recording and correct the error.
  • If the problem persists please get in touch with the Replay team by emailing replay@it.ox.ac.uk

This issue is usually caused by a problem with the streams. You can manage the streams by selecting the streams tab on the settings window of the recording. If there is a stream that looks like it has only recorded a second or two then this may be interfering with the process of the recording. Try deleting this stream and then reprocess. Always remember to duplicate the recording first before deleting streams.

There is a known issue with the macOS version of the manual recorder affecting recording quality. The macOS recorder defaults to minimum resolution when starting the program for the first time. Follow the steps below to adjust the quality of the recorder.

1. On the menu-bar, click on 'Panopto' and from the drop-down menu select 'Preferences':

An image of the location of the Panopto preferences

 

2. In the window that opens, adjust the Primary Video Quality to 'Ultra (motion)' and the Secondary Video Quality to 'Ultra (resolution)':

Image showing Panopto manual recorder quality settings window

Panopto only supports macOS 10.13 onwards and it is not possible to install on previous Mac operating systems.

There are two options available for Mac users

NB. If you are on a University-managed device, you may need to ask your IT team to facilitate this.

  • Another option is to use the Apple QuickTime Player's built-in screen recording function to record your screen, and then upload the exported video (.mp4) to your course folder in Panopto.

Apple's guide for recording your screen is available at this link: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/quicktime-player/qtp97b08e666/mac

The Replay how-to-build-a-session page covers the uploading of the screen recording file and combining it with your webcam/audio-only plus slides.

Get support


Local IT and administration staff provide your first line of Lecture Capture support

Local Lecture Capture support

 

For more complex queries, contact the central Replay Lecture Capture team

Contact Replay team