The Problem; I have an account with GoToMeeting.I cannot edit any of the audio video content I record for meetings easily. I am posting a document they sent me to deliver a result so that I can edit the file which can be set to auto convert directly to a WMV file. The issue is the file coming out of GoToMeeting seems to not be a true WMV file
so the file is not easily editable in Camtasia Studio 7 latest version.
Citrix -GoToMeeting technical support sent me the instructions on how to do this. Since Windows Media Encoder is not available any longer I downloaded the free version of Microsoft Expressions Encoder 4. If I need to buy Pro I will. However, I am not convinced I need to do that yet. The instructions are not clear as the version of the Encoder is new and my lack of audio video terminology is weak. So I have not been able to get this done properly.
Step 1 - Encoding the file
Ensure that the recording is in the Windows Media player format AND NOT the GoToMeeting format. You will need to have the file in the Windows Media Player format before you continue. If you have neglected to convert the recording, use the Windows Media Encoder to get the file out of the GoToMeeting format.
Use the Windows Media Encoder on the File Here are the steps to download/install Windows Media Encoder, then how to process a video with the original settings.
1. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...displaylang=en4
2. Click 'Continue' on the web page
3. Click 'Install' at the prompt
4. Click 'Run' at the prompt
5. Follow the installer directions to complete installation.
1. Click "Start", then "Programs"
2. Choose "Windows Media", then click "Windows Media Encoder"
3. Click "Convert a File", then "OK"
5. Click "Browse" next to Source file: and find your GoToMeeting video 6. Choose "File Download" and click "Next >"
7. Click "Next >", no changes
8. Click "Next >" again, no changes
9. Uncheck "Begin converting when I click Finish"
10. Click "Finish"
11. Click the "Properties" button
12. Click the "Compression" tab
13. Click the "Edit" button
14. Highlight whatever is in the Bit Rates box 15. Click "Edit"
16. Check the box for "Same as video input"
17. Click "OK"
19. Click "Apply"
20. Click "Start Encoding"
I opened my GTM WMV file and could not find the same steps available in Encoder 4. I did go to Encoder 4 and chose File|Encode and the file began to show a timer countdown to encode. However. I do not know if this file is now save or if I need to resave or export or convert somehow back into the WMV file.......Or is it. If it is then what remains is still not functional for Camtasia to work with edit and save in the most basic way.