Convert wrf file to wmv

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 πŸ˜‰

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.

48 Responses to “Convert wrf file to wmv”

  1. David Collantes Says:

    Pretty interesting Chuck. I really do not like WebEx at all, but I recognize lots of good things have been offered on that technology. Good to have this tidbits handy. Thanks!

  2. Tomas Hall Says:

    Thanks for the link, I had to reinstall my webex editor but am still having problems with the output wmv.
    I have been converting .wrf files to wmv and edited the uuuhms and ahhs from the audio and then redubbed the audio back to the .wrf file. My problem right now is that after converting so many video files, suddenly my audio in the videos sound like chipmunks. Let me know if you came across this problem.

  3. jim Says:

    I was psyched to find your fix for wrf conversion to wmv. I followed your link and installed the webex editor only to find out I can’t saveas or export to anything except wrf. Any thoughts?

  4. Fred de Says:

    Hello !

    I just wanted to know if you manage to convert the Webex file in AVI/ Flash / Mpg… file ?


  5. Suresh Sambandam Says:


    Great solution. I had all the things installed in my machine and just didn’t know such an option exists and was searching on the internet for a long time, and finally got to this post.

    Thanks a lot for writing this post.


  6. Jonathan loves Innovative Marketing Says:

    Chuck, you saved the day. Thanks so much it worked just how you described.

  7. Sandy Says:

    Hi Chuck!

    Thank you so much for your posting. We have been in a quandry to figure out how to accomplish this task.

    I am trying to import the converted .wrf in to Lectora. It works fine, but the quality and navigation options are limited.

    Thanks again Chuck!

  8. Martin Says:

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  9. Gary Says:

    From Costa Rica: Thanks so much, the normal software has it in “Save as”!!!!, and I don’t see the export.


  10. Nags Says:

    Thanks a lot for posting this…

  11. Mel Says:

    From the Philippiens: Great advice, Chuck! Didn’t realize there was a recorder program.

  12. M@ Says:

    Thanks man, you just saved me a LOT of time searching for this tool. I knew it was out there, but it’s not listed on their website.

  13. Bubbles Says:

    Chuck, You are genious…….I was exactly looking for this software and it worked and saved my time……. Thanks Alottt……

  14. Dave Says:

    Thanks so much for this! Been looking around all morning. You’d think they’d have this info on their download page.

  15. steve Says:

    Works great for me–thanks!
    Why don’t folks use open common formats instead of proprietary formats?

  16. Rodolpho Says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Rich H Says:

    Thanks so much for this tip! I use WebEx Editor frequently, but did not know I could use the Export capability to convert proprietary wrf files to wmv. That helps me a bunch.

  18. John Cope Says:

    Thanks for posting this information. It has saved me a lot of time. Keep up the good work. I am starting to create Webex recordings for training for our intranet and then convert to .wmv for easier deployment on the web.

  19. Sarah Says:

    I just want to say THANK YOU! This software was exactly what I needed, and every other place I searched was a dead end.

  20. John Says:

    I wanted to say thanks for your excellent tip. I have a bunch of older .WOT files that I’d like to convert to wmv too, but can’t find a converter program. Would you know if there is one?

  21. Tom Williams Says:

    Hi Chuck,

    Thanks for this post, however, having installed the recording editor, and the WebEx player, I cannot find the File > ‘Export to’ functionality in either… as it sounds like a couple of other people have too. I wonder why this has worked for some people and not for others?

    It’s a real shame this hasnt worked for me, as I really need my .wrf files in a more transferable format. Does anyone have any other ideas?


  22. Narendran Says:

    Thanks a lot for your post. It was really handy

  23. Satish Says:

    I have recorded a session of training which iam unable to playback now. When i checked in the help option— in troubleshoot i found that if we record on a high resolution monitor and try to play it in a low resolution one it wont play. My question is how can we convert such files as it is not able to convert it even with this editor also. Please help me out………….Thanks alot in advance.

  24. Richard Says:


    Just what I was looking for


  25. silpa Says:

    Thanks a lot for the post.It is really helpful to me.It worked for me.

  26. ravi Says:

    Excellent work dude. Thank you very much for the help.

  27. Todd Says:

    Click on the first link “”. You need to use the WebEx Recorder Editor that get installed. You won’t find this feature in the player or the recorder software itself. The editor is installed in the same folder in your startup menu. Look there.

  28. Troy Says:

    For those of you who don’t see how its done in the WebEx Editor, 1st check to see that you have version 2.8. If so be sure to load your .wrf file first and then select “Export to” from the File drop down menu. Piece of cake and it works great!

  29. J Antonio Blanquel G Says:

    Thanks I need convert some files for one friend, Again thanks for your help

  30. Maribeth Radtke Says:

    Great postings!

    Does anyone know how to avoid audio skipping when you convert from wrf to wmv files. They sound fine in the wrf format but the audio drops lines of audio in the wmv format. Thanks,

  31. Teri Says:

    Our company is moving from WebEx to AdobeConnect. Thanks to this post I can convert our past files and get ready to embrace the change. Thank you!

  32. andy flower Says:

    After i convert from .wfr to .wmv there is no video. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

  33. Cody Says:

    Thanks for the fix. Works great so far.

  34. Remy Says:


    Appreciate you sharing this with everyone. You are a lifesaver, saved me a lot of time.


  35. Neo Says:

    Thanks dude.. Perfect answer for what i was looking for πŸ™‚ –> keep up the helping attitude

    — Neo

  36. Dina Says:

    Thank you so much!! This is exactly what I was looking for! Worked like a charm…no problems… Thank-thank you!!


  37. Cheap Toilets Says:

    Thanks for posting this, lifted my day.

  38. Jason Says:

    Thank you! This is exactly what I needed.

  39. Aparna Says:

    This is what I wanted! Extremely helpful!

  40. redle110 Says:

    Thank you so much for solution.Great work!

  41. Jo Hill Says:

    Thanks Buddy – works a treat

  42. Cheolhyoung Says:

    Thank you very much. You did really great job !

  43. Wdaddy Says:

    You da man, man! Thanks for the tip. Intercall has been bending us over, charging crazy fees to do this. No more!

  44. Becky Says:

    This worked for me…

    1. Click the following link to download the WebEx Editor 3.17 utility:
    A message window opens prompting you to run or save the file.
    2. Click Save.
    a. Save the files to a location of your choice on your machine.
    b. Double-click the .msi file and click Run.
    c. Complete the steps in the installation wizard.
    3. Click the following link to download the codec package:
    4. Click Download next to the Codec 3.02:
    A message window opens prompting you to run or save the file.
    Note: The codec is a speech codec for Windows Media Player. It provides enhanced audio quality, including less static and greater dynamic range. The codec typically creates a larger file size than the Windows Media Audio 9 Voice codec.
    5. Click Save.
    a. Save the files to a location of your choice on your machine.
    b. Double-click the .exe file and click Run to install the files.
    6. When you are ready to export your recording to WMV, use the following settings used to retain comparable video and audio quality, as well as a reasonable file size:

    Codec: Windows Media Vieo 9 Screen
    Bitrate: 1000 Kb/s
    Secs/Key: 4

    Format: (This is grayed) 5 Kbits/s, 80000Hz, Mono

    Click OK

  45. Mandy Says:

    thanks for the great tip. We’ve just done our 1st webinar and its great to have the presentation to post to people as well.

  46. Joe Bailey Says:

    Much appreciated!

  47. Yakub Lokhandwala Says:

    Great tip ! Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

  48. Mayank Says:

    Thanks a ton buddy, it worked for me! πŸ™‚

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