If you have already recorded your Webinar using the GoToWebinar software and codec you will need to convert the file to a normal Windows Media file by following the directions in Step 1, otherwise set your GoToWebinar Preferences to Convert to Windows Media Player file by right clicking the G2W icon located in your PC’s System Tray (near the time), and select Preferences > Recording. Once your Webinar has ended the recording will automatically start converting to a regular Windows Media Player file, once this conversion is finished follow Step 2.
Step 1 (Updated 10/15/2010)
The first step is to download and install Expression Encoder 4, then import your recording and make any edits you need before finally encoding.
To make edits move the colored playhead to the desired start point, right click the playhead and select Add Edit, move the playhead to the desired endpoint and do the same. Then to delete the unwanted part of the recording right click between the edit points and select Remove Clip, it’s that easy! Once you have finished editing your recording you can move on to step 2 below.
Re-encode your recording and remove the GoToMeeting codec:
- From the File menu, select Import and navigate to your recording.
- Locate the Encode tab on the right-side of your screen and expand the Video and Audio panes.
- Configure the settings as needed but we recommend setting Video Aspect Ratio to Source.
- Select the Output tab and choose a location for the saved file.
- Choose Encode from the File menu.
Processing time will depend on length of recording, output settings and your system hardware.
The free version of Expression Encoder allows you to encode the recording in the WMV format, removing the GoToMeeting codec. If you wish to encode your recording to another format like MP4 you can upgrade to the full version for around $50.00, or continue to Step 2 and use another free tool Any Video Converter or FreeMake
Use the free software Any Video Converter to Convert the file into Flash
1. Go to http://download.cnet.com/Any-Video-Convert…4-10661456.html
2. Launch the any Video Converter
3. Click on “Add Video” and select the file that you’ve ecnoded with Windows Media Encoder
4. Click on profile at the right and select Flsh Video Move flv
5. At the right, scroll down to where it says “Video Bitrate” this is the video quality, you’ll want something greater than1000
6. Where it says Video size, select “Original”
7. Click on the Convert Button