How to Convert a WebEx WRF & ARF

Updated July 19, 2017

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).

Login to your WebEx hosting account.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Select a location in the "Save In" box.

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

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

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

Click "OK."

Open your WRF recording in the Recording Editor.

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

Click on "Export to" in the File menu.

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

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

Things You'll Need

  • WebEx account
  • WebEx Network Recording Player
  • Windows Media Player 9.0
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Lisa Mitoraj Kirschner is a writer and editor who has been writing for a variety of publications and companies since 1993. Her clients have included the "Chicago Tribune," McGraw-Hill, Publications International, NTC/Contemporary Publishing, Irwin Professional Publishing and various corporate clients. She has an undergraduate degree in English/technical communication from Iowa State University.