How to Convert a WebEx WRF & ARF

By Lisa Mitoraj Kirschner

WebEx is used by thousands of people around the world to meet remotely, share files and collaborate. You can record your meeting's audio and video components into WebEx's ARF and WRF formats. The WebEx Network Recording Player can be used to play, edit and convert these files to Windows Media Format (WMV).

Things You'll Need

  • WebEx account
  • WebEx Network Recording Player
  • Windows Media Player 9.0

Download WebEx File

Step 1

Login to your WebEx hosting account.

Step 2

Click on "My WebEx," "My Files" and "My Recordings," then click on the type of meeting or event you have recorded, such as a meeting, sales meeting or training meeting.

Step 3

Expand the host menu on the left navigation bar, then click "My Recorded Meetings," "My Event Recordings," "My Training Recordings" or "Recordings."

Step 4

Click the "More" button in the row of the meeting that you want to download, then click "Download" if it appears on your screen. If you do not see "More" in your screen, click the recording name and click the link in the "Download Recording Link" field.

Step 5

Follow any additional instructions in the "Download File" window that appears to download the recording to your local computer.

Step 6

Click the "Download ARF Player" link in the "Download File" window if you do not have the WebEx Network Recording Player for Advanced Recording Format (ARF) installed on your machine.

Convert an ARF file to WMV

Step 1

Double-click the recording file that you have downloaded from the WebEx site. If you do not know where it is located, click "Start," "WebEx," "Network Recording Player" and "Network Recording Player" again.

Step 2

Choose "File" and "Open," then select the recording file.

Step 3

Click "File," "Convert" and "Windows Media Format (WMV)" while playing the meeting in the Network Recording Player. The "Convert to WMV" dialog box appears.

Step 4

Select a location in the "Save In" box.

Step 5

Select the content that you want to save, such as chat, Q&A, notes, video or polling.

Step 6

Specify whether you want to convert the file immediately or on a specific date and time.

Step 7

Select a video codec, such as Windows Media Video 9.

Step 8

Click "OK."

Convert a WRF file to WMV

Step 1

Open your WRF recording in the Recording Editor.

Step 2

Confirm that the recording is stopped, since you cannot export a file that is playing.

Step 3

Click on "Export to" in the File menu.

Step 4

Choose a location for the file in the "Export to" dialog box.

Step 5

Type a file name and click "Save." The customizable WMV Options dialog box appears. Click "OK."