UPDATE: This is no longer required, please see my most recent post about recording, Ch ch ch changes to GoToMeeting Recording
As with all updates, the latest release of GoToMeeting version 6.0 included some changes designed to improve the GoToMeeting experience. Because of these changes, a new Converter Batch File was required and my very talented co-worker Dane has once again delivered!
1. Download the Converter BATCH file (Converter_v2.bat) and move it to the Desktop
2. Drag-n-drop the WMV file on to the Converter BATCH file
3. Enter the appropriate build of GoToMeeting and hit enter
4. Once finished, the converter will replace the original file with the converted file.
Also, the GoToMeeting Transcoding Wizard has been updated to work with the latest version of GoToMeeting. You can download it directly from the GoToMeeting Support Site.
The information in this post is no longer relevant.
With the release of GoToMeeting v5.4, some of you have run into issues editing your new recordings in Microsoft Expression Encoder, here is the reason and solution.
Some changes made to the GoToMeeting codec in v5.4, this was done to add compatibility with Windows 8. MS Expression Encoder is having issues with the new codec which is why it cannot play/edit your new recordings.
GoToMeeting will be fixing this issue with the release of v5.5, but until then we have a new codec that you can download and install separately on your PC. If you are not comfortable following these steps, please call GoToMeetings toll free Support and one of the Support Representatives will connect to your PC and install the codec for you.
1. Download the GTM codec from here:
2. Move the codec to your Desktop if it wasn’t saved there automatically.
3. Click Start > Programs > Accessories and then right click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
4. In the Command Prompt type: CD \Users\yourname\Desktop (Where it says yourname enter your Windows login name i.e. if you login as Brian enter brian, if you login as Brian.Wilson enter brian.wilson), then hit Enter
5. In the Command Prompt type regsvr32 C:\Users\youname\Desktop\G2MCodec.dll then hit Enter
You should then see the following:
After you’ve successfully registered the new .dll, open Expression Encoder and re-encode the recordings you were having issues with earlier, Expression Encoder should work normally to convert the recordings.
UPDATE: These methods are no longer needed, please see my most recent recordings post, Ch ch ch changes to GoToMeeting Recordings.
As you may already know (or have just discovered), when you record a GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar or GoToTraining, a codec is applied to the WMV file. The codec is used to compress the size of the recording, but unfortunately it can get in the way when you try to edit the file.
The good news is that you can always remove the codec from your recording, here are the 3 methods:
Configure the GoToMeeting Recording Preferences to automatically remove the codec at the end of the session. This is handy because it’s an automatic process but the down side is it ties up your PC right after your session.
Use the new Transcoding Wizard provided by GoToMeeting.
Use the free Expression Encoder from Microsoft as documented here to remove the codec and edit the recording. The benefit of this method is it lets you remove to codec whenever you want plus you can edit the recording. The downside is the free version of this application does not let you convert the recording from WMV to another format, but there are other free applications you can use to achieve this.
If you are having trouble with this method, it may be due to changes made in GoToMeeting v5.4. Please see this new post for a solution: https://glenndcitrix.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/using-microsoft-expression-encoder-with-gotomeeting-v5-4/
I would like to thank everyone who have left comments, and shared their own helpful tips!