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How are files with an .arf extension opened?

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Files that contain an .arf extension can be opened by using file associated software programs, such as Cisco's WebEx Network Recording Player, for both Windows and Mac operating systems. These recommended programs can also perform other functions aside from opening an ARF file. They can edit, view and convert files with the .arf extension.

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ARF stands for Advanced Recording File, which is a file format developed by WebEx Communications. The .arf extension is used for files that are downloaded from an online service for recording Internet meetings called WebEx. This online service is a suite of applications that are packaged for online web conferencing. Actual audio visual information and relevant data that are stored in different panels are included in the files downloaded from WebEx. Specifically, WebEx ARF files may contain the following:

  • video
  • audio
  • table of contents
  • list of attendees
  • chat
  • poll results
  • file transfers
  • annotations

ARF files can also be recorded by a Network-Based Recording if they are supported by WebEx Event Center, Meeting Center, Sales Center, Training Center and Support Center. The .arf extension is also associated with other applications, such as the Automatic Response Files, ARF images, Active Tutor data files, flexible image transport systems, bitmap files, America Online Instant Messaging and Packmania 2 game archives.

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