Friday, June 3, 2011

How to Convert WMV G2M3/G2M4 Codec Video with Any Video Converter?

Do you have the GoToMeeting video and wonder how to convert the G2M3/G2M4 codec video to common video formats such as AVI, MP4, FLV so that it can be played on your iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, Creative Zen, Archos, iRiver, Sandisc Sansa, Xbox 360? Any Video Converter would be the best free GoToMeeting Converter to do this job.

Now follow this instruction to learn how to convert WMV G2M3/G2M4 Codec Video with Any Video Converter.

Part I: Convert Source WMV G2M3/G2M4 Codec Video to WMV WMV3 Codec Video
Step One:
Please click here to download and install the gotomeeting codec.

Step Two:
Please go to C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMeeting\723 (a folder with numbers, which is the version of GTM you have installed). There will be a file called "g2mtranscoder.exe". This is the utility that GoToMeeting uses to convert the file to a generic WMV file after recording.

Step Three:
Now follow the instructions below to use command line to convert the WMV G2M3/G2M4 Codec Video file:
1. Copy g2mtranscoder.exe AND g2m.dll files and paste them onto the ROOT C: drive (ie not in a folder).
2. Place the GoToMeeting recorded WMV G2M3/G2M4 Codec Video file on the ROOT C: drive as well.
3. Launch the command prompt (start -> run -> cmd).
4. If the command prompt launches and shows a file/folder path (ie C:\Documents and Setting\etc) then type "cd.." (without the quotes) until you are seeing just the root C: in the command prompt line (will look like C:\>).
5. Now, type the following at the prompt: "c:\g2mtranscoder.exe source=c:\videofilenamehere.wmv". (Of course put the name of your video file instead of those words and don't forget the .wmv).
Command line to convert GoToMeeting video
6. This should have kicked off the conversion, but there is no visual indication of this. You can make sure it's working though - open Task Manager and click on Processes then sort by CPU usage, you should see the g2mtranscoder hogging all your CPU cycles. It's working!
Task Manager while converting GoToMeeting video
Please note it would take about 20-30 minutes for g2mtranscoder.exe to convert a one-hour long file to a generic WMV file.
7. When the g2mtranscoder.exe process stops, you would get the WMV WMV3 codec video in ROOT C: drive, which has replaced the source WMV G2M3/G2M4 codec video.


Part II: Convert WMV WMV3 Codec Video to MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV for PMPs with AVC
Step One:
Download, install and run Any Video Converter.

Step Two:
Simply click Add Video button or drag and drop the WMV WMV3 Codec Video from ROOT C: drive to Any Video Converter. Batch video conversion and merging videos are supported.

add WMV3 Codec video to GoToMeeting video converter
Step Three:
Choose MP4(or AVI, WMV, FLV, etc) as output format from the Profile list. You can customize video and audio settings (e.g. Video Codec, Video Bitrate, Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel) in the GoToMeeting Video Converter to enhance the experience of enjoying output videos.
WebM Output Profile

Step Four:
Click Convert button to start converting WMV WMV3 Codec Video to MP4 format. Once the conversion is finished, you can click "Output Folder" button to get the output files. Just copy it to your  iPod, iPad, iPhone, PSP, Creative Zen, Archos, iRiver, Sandisc Sansa, Xbox 360, and have fun!

3 comments:

  1. Thank yo so much for this post! This just helped me GREATLY at work!

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  2. This indeed works great. The only suggestion I have is to point out the output file is in the user's "Documents" folder. It took me awhile to find it. The encoded file is NOT the original file.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
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