Understand how limits apply to your Free account ?
Starting in April 2022, we updated Vidyard Free accounts to include new limits on the number of videos you can have in your library and the length of new recordings.
In this article, you'll learn about:
- Who received the new limits and when
- How the video storage limit works
- How the video length limit works
About the new limits in Vidyard Free
After hearing some feedback that users on our Free plans want to do more with video, we launched some great new features in 2022, including Chapters, Default Thumbnails, Enhanced Trim, and Video Notes.
Along with these improvements, we started to introduce limits to users with Vidyard Free accounts.
- Starting in April 2022, limits were introduced to all new users who signed up for Vidyard Free:
- A limit of 25 total videos in your library
- A 30-minute length limit on new recordings
- On October 3, 2022, limits were applied to all existing Vidyard Free accounts
- A limit of an additional 25 videos on top of the videos currently in your library
- All new recordings are limited to 30-minutes in length
We know that limits are not always popular, but in the long run they allow us to deliver more valuable features that help you get the most out of Vidyard, whether you choose to upgrade to a paid plan, or stay with a Free account.
Video storage limits
Whether you use Vidyard Free as an individual or as part of a workspace, your account includes a limit of 25 videos. Each video that you upload or record (via our browser extension, desktop app, or other recording tools) counts towards the limit. For example, if you have 5 videos in your library and then record another, your new total will be 6/25 videos.
Once you reach your limit, you'll receive a notification in Vidyard that prompts you to either upgrade to a paid plan or delete old videos to make room for new ones.
Don't worry–when you reach the limit we'll never delete any videos from your library (unless you choose to delete them). Your existing videos also never expire.
|Plan Type||Video Limit|
|Free (individual or as part of a workspace)||25|
|Business (Essentials, Growth, Enterprise)|
How do I know what my current video limit is?
Sign in to your Vidyard account in a browser window and open your video Library . You'll see your current total in the top right-hand corner (x/25 videos).
Am I notified when I'm approaching my limit?
Yes, we'll send you a reminder in Vidyard when you're getting close to your limit (after you record or upload 20 videos).
You'll also receive an email, and a message in Vidyard once you've reached 25 videos. If you try to record or upload a new video, we'll remind you to either delete an existing video first, or upgrade your account.
Do duplicate videos or playlists count towards my limit?
If you duplicate a video, the new copy of the video counts towards your 25-video limit. Even if you duplicate someone else’s video in a workspace, the new copy of the video counts toward your limit since the copy now belongs to you.
Playlists combine videos that you already have in your library, and therefore do not count toward the 25-video limit.
If I move a video to a shared folder in a workspace, does it still count towards my limit?
Yes — when you participate in a workspace, all videos that you create (record or upload) count toward your limit, whether they live in your personal folder or a shared folder.
If you leave the workspace, only videos that live in your personal folder transfer with you to an individual Free account. Any videos you created that belong to a shared folder stay with the workspace when you leave, and therefore no longer count toward your limit unless you rejoin the workspace later.
What happens if I delete a video that I already shared?
If you need to make room in your library for new videos, make sure to consider where and when a previous video was shared before you delete it.
When you delete a video from your library it will no longer be available for viewers to watch wherever it has been shared (either via link or embedded on a webpage).
Video recording length limits
Vidyard Free plans include a 30-minute length limit on new recordings. Whether you record videos with the browser extension, desktop app, or another Vidyard recording tool, your recording will stop at 30 minutes.
Don't worry–as you approach the 30-minute mark, we'll give you a warning notification. If you do reach the limit, we still upload whatever you've recorded so far to your library.
|Plan Type||Recording Length Limit|
|Business (Essentials, Growth, Enterprise)||Unlimited*|
Can I keep track of how long I've been recording?
You can always look at your recording controls to keep track of how long you've been recording. If you choose to record your screen, you'll find the controls in the bottom corner of the window or monitor that you're capturing.
Just make sure you have recording controls enabled in your preferences.
To make sure you can wrap up your recording successfully, we'll give you a warning notification on your screen 5 minutes and 1 minute before you reach the 30-minute mark.
Does the length limit apply to playlists?
No, the length limit only applies to videos that you record. If you create a playlist, we do not count the total runtime of all videos in the list.