How can I record a Webex Meeting?

Record a Webex Meeting

Webex meetings can be recorded. To comply with Illinois State law, hosts that intend to record a Webex meeting must state that intention in both the meeting invite (e.g. Exchange invite) and at the start of the meeting before they begin recording the session.

  1. If you are the host, you can record a meeting from the meeting room window by clicking on Record or by using the Recorder icon. In WBS33 and later, the Record option is located on the control bar.
  2. The recording panel will display in the bottom right hand corner. You can pause and stop the recording at any time. Use pause, unless you want to stop the recording. Stopping and starting again will create multiple recordings.
  3. At the end of the meeting, the recording is saved as a file. The recording will be available in your Webex portal, under My Recorded Meetings from the Meeting Center tab. It can take up to 1 hour for the recording to be available.


how to find the record button

Play or Download a Recorded Event

You can stream or download a recording file, depending on which option the host specifies. When you play a recording for the first time, your Webex site automatically downloads the Webex Player to your computer. If the host requires that you have a user account to view a recording, sign in to your Webex site.

  1. If your site is in Modern View, select Classic View in the left navigation bar.
  2. Select the Webex Events tab. On the left navigation bar, select Attend an Event > List of Events. 

3. Select from the following as appropriate:

  • Select Playback  for the recording you want to play.

  • Select Download  for the recording you want to download.

4. If playing or downloading the recording requires a password, enter the password that the host gave to you.

5. Select Playback or Download, as appropriate.

6. If viewing the recording requires registration, provide the required information on the form that appears, and then select Submit. 
The system records meetings as .WRF or .ARF files. You can convert .WRF files to .WMV, or .ARF files to .MP4 using the appropriate Cisco software available here:

Note: If you receive an error message when opening a file in the Webex recording player and are prompted to log in, enter for the site URL, and any text for username/password, and it will open a separate window to let you log in via Single Sign-On.


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