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How to Convert ARF File Format to MP4 with Zero Quality Loss

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:28:06 • Proven solutions

ARF is a file extension for a WebEx advanced recording file from a network-based recording. WebEx is Cisco's Web conferencing program, bet you must have heard it before, which releases millions of people from a traditional conference. If you want to share the recorded meeting video with your colleagues, you might find it can't be simply played on any common media player (as they come in ARF format). As a result, if you are looking for a more suitable format to play your WebEx recordings, it is often recommended to convert ARF to MP4 file format, which can be achieved by using video converters from Wondershare. Below, we'll take a look at how you can convert your ARF file to MP4.

Part 1. How to Play an ARF File on PC or Mac

ARF Player allows you to play WebEx ARF easily on your computer. The installation process is fairly easy. Also, the ARF Player comes with a wide array of features, allowing users to experiment with their video formats.

Step 1: Click the in the browser and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Choose the Network Recording Player on your Start menu on Windows, or on your desktop on a Mac.

Step 3: Press the File tab in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Step 4: Choose the ARF file you want to play.

Part 2. How to Play ARF Easily with UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

As a powerful desktop application, Wondershare UniConverter has succeeded in helping numerous customers with their video conversion needs, including ARF to MP4 conversion. Playing with a number of formats has now become easy as Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) comes with the capability of processing files from different formats and delivering the output as per your requirements. With Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate), watching, sharing, and enjoying videos at any device have been made feasible as you can now opt for different formats while converting their videos.

Here is a list of features that make Wondershare UniConverter stand out among all users and professionals:

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How to Use Wondershare UniConverter to Convert Your ARF Files into MP4?

Step 1 Download and install this ARF to MP4 converter.

Download the software from the above-given download link. Then, you'll be guided through the installation process. Also, an important pre-requisite for this conversion is that your files must be saved in WMV format (can be done using WebEx player).

Step 2 Choose the Recording button in the software.

Go to the Screen Recorder tab, and choose the Screen Recorder option.

arf to mp4 converter - choose recording section

Step 3 Start Recording ARF to MP4.

A new pop-up window opens. Now, open the ARF file that you want to change it to MP4 format. Click the round REC button to start recording or by using the arrow icons in the center. Alternatively, you can also specify the capture area in terms of height and width.

arf to mp4 converter - start record ARF to MP4

Step 4 Find the output file.

When the recording ends, you can press Ctrl+F6 to stop recording. And you can change the output file location by clicking the drop-down menu of Output Format at the bottom

arf to mp4 converter - stop record ARF to MP4

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Part 3. Extended Knowledge for ARF and MP4 Formats

This table explains more about the ARF and MP4 file formats.

File Extension ARF MP4
Category A WebEx advanced recording file Video File
Description ARF stands for Advanced Recording File. It's a video file format that contains data from a recorded online meeting. This is the format of the file that the user downloads from the WebEx software. MP4 is a container file format. It enables the storage of different types of multimedia, including still images, video, audio, and subtitles to be stored inside a single file.
Associated Programs WebEx Player Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Windows Media Player
VLC Media Player
Developed by CISCO Moving Picture Experts Group
MIME Type Video Video
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Christine Smith

Christine Smith

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