GoToMeeting Recorded Videos
The whole social networking and web 2.0 thing is certainly gaining momentum and more and more people are taking part. A big part of this movement is also the use videos. If you are like us here at Top of Mind Networks, you may occasionally want to record an online meeting or webinar and post the video online. For this, we utilize GoToMeeting. And to “pretty up” all of our videos we use Camtasia. The problem is that GoToMeeting does something funky when they encode the recorded meetings and webinars and you cannot even open the file in Camtasia. You will see the following error message: “Error: No codec available to render this file.”. From what I have read online this is not unique to Camtasia, the problem lies with the original video encoded by GoToMeeting.
To get around this you will need to download Windows Media Encoder. Once installed, open Windows Media Encoder and select Convert a File. Select the GoToMeeting video as the Source File and then give your Output File a name. Then click Next, Next, Finish and the process will begin. Keep in mind that this process will take a while (I just did a 90 meg file and it took about an hour and a half) and it will eat up most of your CPU. So your computer will essentially be useless for a while. I find it helpful to perform this task on a secondary computer so I can still work on my primary machine. Once this is done you will be able to open the new file in Camtasia without any problems to do all of your post production editing.