How to convert a webex presentation to something I can stream?

I recently ran a Webex webinar, which was recorded in their .wrf format.  I know they have a converter that I can change this to .wmv format and post it online.  However, the resulting file will be >30MB, and since I don't believe .wmv streams, it's infeasible to have users download this size file before they can start viewing.  It was suggested that I get a converter to change the .wmv to a flash presentation.  My question is three fold.  First, is this the best approach?  Second, if yes please recommend a converter.  And finally, once the flash file is created, what do I have to do to get it to stream?  Is it as straight forward as loading on a webserver and accessing the link to it?  Or, do I have to load some software onto the webserver--which could be problematic since we're on a shared server and I don't believe they allow us to run server side applications.  (BTW, It's a unix server.)

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Anthony RussoCommented:
From my experiences that I have heard, it's not the easiest process, but this is from the WebEx Meeting Center FAQ:

Q.   How do I make my recording available to others?

A.   You can publish your recordings on a your WebEx Web site and then provide a link to others so that they can play it. For details, see your the "Streaming Recordings on Your Web Site" guide on your Support page.

If you want a test subject to try it out and see if I can view it, just let me know. My contact info is in my profile.

Good luck,

You could use SUPER or FFMPEG to convert the WMV file to FLV...

If you really want to 'stream' it, you need a streaming server no matter what technology you are using...  For Flash, there is a product called Flash Media Server you can use, or Red5 for an open source alternative...

Here is a basic tutorial that you can use with the Flash Media Server...

If you simply want to do the progressive download with the FLV file, these might be good one to read...

Hope that helps... ;)


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MarkUAITAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions.
AnthonyRusso--I should have mentioned this, but the reason I'm looking to put this on my own site instead of keeping it on Webex is that we're terminating our account with them and they won't host after that.
CyanBlue--I will give your information a try over the weekend!
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Any update???  :)

MarkUAITAuthor Commented:
I ended up using the Webex recording editor to export the file to a windows media file format, and then posting that on our website.  I actually used a website on yahoo, since they don't restrict the amount of downloading and they allow streaming and it seems to be working quite well.  Thanks for the assistance.
Good to know...  But I am assuming that your Yahoo hosting only allows progressive downloading not a real streaming, right???

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