I had a basic need to convert a WebEx recording (wrf) to any video type (I was hoping for avi) but any will do. After searching the internet high and low I found a small tidbit of info that I’m posting here as a placeholder for myself – but sharing in case anyone else has this same issue.
Anyhow, to convert a wrf to wmv, download WebEx’s Recording Editor. Click here for the direct link to the file or Click here for the page that hosts the file (in case the file is renamed, etc.). After you install the WebEx Recording Editor, open your target wrf file and allow it to load in. Then, Click File ‘Export to’ and then select a file name. There’s a few options available but they were of little importance to me (like Windows Media version, audio codec, etc.) so I went with the defaults. The conversion worked like a champ for me.
My main purpose for converting the files is so that I can take the WebEx proprietary files and make them portable. I’ll be placing the converted wmv files on my portable media player (which currently is a Creative Zen Vision M 30gb). Then after they are on the player, I’ll be watching the presentations anytime I have some spare cycles in the next few days – actually increasing my productivity 😉
For those of you who were hoping to find a conversion to avi or mp4, you can now (using the wmv file) convert it one step further (as there are a million wmv to avi or mp4 utilities out there). I’ve listed a couple items below to get you the mp4 or avi:
For an mp4 file, here’s a list of software.
For an avi file, here’s a list of software.