When Scheduling the Session
To start recording as soon as the session begins, select "Record the meeting automatically" under Meeting Options. Saving the session to your local computer will download and store the recording as an mp4 file located in your computer's Documents folder, Zoom folder, and dated folder. The file inside has a "generic" name Zoom_0 (rename the file with a more descriptive name by selecting the file, right-click, and rename)
Once you start the Zoom session, recording begins automatically. You can pause or stop and any time.
When the meeting is over and you select to end meeting (or stop recording), the recording conversion will begin. Do not 'Stop conversion' until finished and you have selected local folder to save the file. When complete the file is save locally.
During Meeting Session
By default, only the host of the session is allowed to record the meeting in Zoom.
Once the meeting is launched and the participants are present, you can start recording the meeting by selecting the “Record” button at the bottom of the window. Alternatively, you can use the Alt+R shortcut key.
The recording will now begin. You can pause the recording by selecting the Pause button (or use Alt+P) or end the recording by selecting the Stop button (or use Alt+R).
When the meeting is over, click stop recording. and the recording will automatically start to process.