The session converter is an application that can be used to convert a Mikogo session recording from the Mikogo proprietary format and export the file into a video format. This facilitates distribution for the user.
The user can choose to export the recording in either the .webm or the .mkv format. WebM is a media format that is supported by modern browsers, such as Firefox, Opera and Chrome, and by popular video sites e.g. YouTube. Alternatively, one can use VLC Media Player or similar programs to play WebM and Matroska (MKV) files.
Using the session converter to convert a Mikogo recording will successfully export a file, in either .webm or .mkv format, which will be half the file size of the original recording. Despite a large reduction in file size, the quality of the video will not suffer as the resolution of the original screen dimension will remain.
In some Mikogo sessions, a Mikogo user will switch presenter to a participant who has a different screen resolution. The converter application has no problem in handling such recordings that include a switch of presenter role. In such cases, the converter will align the part of the recording with lower resolution in the center of the video and fill up the frame with whitespace.
The session converter is currently only available for Windows.
2. Downloading and Using the Session Converter
Once the file has downloaded, click to open and run it. This will initiate a very quick installation process. The session converter will then open and appear on your screen:
Click on the Open File button to choose which MIK recording file you want to convert. Click “Save” and the converting process will begin.
3. Known Issues
- Converting a recording is not a fast process. In general, converting a recording will take twice as long as the recording itself -- but this highly depends on the screen resolution used in the session and also on the hardware specifications of the computer used to make the conversion.
- In rare cases when the presenter's screen resolution is not divisible by 8, screen artifacts may be visible in the exported video.
- At times the video displays black/grey artifacts near the mouse cursor.