ARF - WebEx Advanced Recording File

What is a ARF file

ARF is the file extension added to recordings of an online meeting. Video recording with the ARF extension are saved using WebEx, a tool to host and conduct online conferences from Cisco. This software uses NBR (Network-Based Recording) to save and download the video recording of a meeting that has taken place on the internet. Contrary to WRF files, ARF files contain the downloaded recording of an online meeting. WRF is the extension of recorded sessions in a video format that have been recorded by a user themselves.

ARF files are binary video files. They contain the video and audio data of an online meeting that has been downloaded by a user. In addition to the video data, ARF files contain further information about the meeting such as a list of the participants and a table of contents. This information is saved in different panels.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open ARF documents:

  • Cisco WebEx Network Recording Player (Windows & Mac)
Extension ARF
MIME type n/a
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